Lovefilm has inked a deal with Twentieth Century Fox, bringing the company’s movies and sizeable back catalogue of TV shows to the on-demand service. Every season of 24 without leaving the sofa? Pass the popcorn.
From around March of next year, paid-up members of Lovefilm will be able to watch Fox’s film releases from 2011 – not exactly lightning quick turnaround, granted, but they’re still welcome.
You’ll be able to watch the older TV shows a lot sooner, thankfully. Fox’s awesome back catalogue of shows like Sons of Anarchy, 24, Prison Break, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel will all be available through Lovefilm from next month.
This bolsters Lovefilm’s selection in the face of competition from Netflix, which launched in the UK earlier this year. In the last year, Lovefilm – which is owned by Amazon – has signed deals with Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, NBC Universal, Entertainment One, Studiocanal, Disney, ABC, the BBC and ITV.
Netflix, meanwhile, offers films from studios like MGM, Miramax, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox and more. TV shows come to Netflix from the BBC, CBS, 4oD, ITV, and Disney UK & Ireland, among others.
Which is your streaming service of choice; Lovefilm or Netflix? Let us know in the comments below.