Has the potential to be very good. 10 November 2014 Reviewer: Ricardo from UK
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I have used BlinkBox quite a lot, mainly for my kids to watch movies - usually one per week. They are 12 and under so there are restrictions on what I will let them watch. I have tried many other streaming services but keep coming back to Blinkbox. I don't want to pay a monthly subscription unless I can get the latest releases but I haven't found anyone offering that.
The movie content on Blinkbox is very up to date. I tend to pay £3.49 to rent a movie which is what I was paying at Blockbusters until my local finally closed down.
As for quality, when watching on a laptop, I opt for SD as I don't see the point of going for HD when looking at a 15" screen from a distance of 8 feet. The video quality is fine however, I do get occasional stuttering which can be annoying. We watched Maleficent at the weeken and the stuttering was particularly bad. I haven't been able to establish if that's down to my Virgin wi-fi or not yet, as when we watched Godzilla the following day on the PS3, the movie played faultlessly. There is no HD option on the PS3 as yet, but then I only have a 32" TV so I'm not too bothered about that.
The other issue I have encountered is trying to watch on two devices simultaneously, whether it be the same movie or a different one. The Blinkbox help pages could be a lot clearer when it comes to this. When I tried, I kept getting an error message a few seconds in to the movie. This was frustrating as by that stage I had already paid for the second movie so ended up having to watch it the following day before the rental expired.
Overall, I'm pretty happy with Blinkbox but there is room for improvement.
In summary, I would recommend BlinkBox to a friend.