The Flixster app for Windows Phone now supports video streaming, finally bringing one of the movie service's most prominent features to Microsoft's smartphone operating system.
Flixster, which operates both as a stand-alone website and mobile app, is one of the major UltraViolet video-streaming services, allowing users to either buy or rent videos directly through it or by redeeming in-box codes provided with most major Blu-Ray releases. The service is owned by Warner Brothers and integrates with the movie-rating website Rotten Tomatoes, which it owns.
The addition of video streaming nearly puts it roughly on par with the service's Windows 8 app, though it doesn't appear to support high-definition content yet. Flixster's iOS app also supports HD streaming, as does the service's Android app, though that support was only added last month. Despite the previous lack of streaming, however, the app has been at the top of Windows Phone's highest-rated apps since its release.
Flixster is currently available for free in the Windows Phone Store. Users who already have the app and aren't prompted for an update can download the new version by going to the app's Windows Phone Store listing.
Source: Windows Phone Store