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blinkbox {Review}

Since having children we very rarely get to watch films. In fact I can't remember the last time we watched a film undisturbed.
blinkbox contacted me and asked me if I would like to try their service. Now in all honesty, watching films on the computer always baffled me. I didn't really see the point of it, and I didn't understand how it would stream without buffering or without the screensaver interrupting every few minutes. But I thought I'd give it a go, after all it was a great excuse to watch a film again!

The thing that sets blinkbox apart from other online movie and tv streaming companies is that there is no subscription required, so you don't have to worry about being tied into a contract and can simply visit their website, create an account (which is simple and easy and doesn't involve handing over any bank details) choose your film or tv programme (which you can rent or buy), pay and then watch.
You also don't have to download 
You can watch blinkbox on your SmartTV, Xbox 360, iPad, PC or Mac or TV connected to your PC or Mac.

There is a huge selection of movies available, including new releases:
With subscription services, you have to wait for the latest releases to become available - which can be months after they're available on blinkbox.
And classics like Dirty Dancing, Grease and so on.
You can select your movies by genre which makes it easier to find a film to suit you. And another added extra is that you can search a particular actor, you will then be given a list of the films or tv programmes staring the chosen actor.
Rental prices range from 99p to £3.49.
Once you have selected your movie you have 30 days to view it. Once you first view the film you then have two days until it expires.

Some people may know that last week I was suffering badly with flu and a chest infection (not completely recovered but feeling a little more human now) and blinkbox was a life saver for me. I was able to lay in bed the one day my mum was able to look after the boys and watch movies online.
I was really surprised at the quality and at how easy it was to do.
Then at the weekend we decided to watch a movie, the first one we'd watched together for a while, and turned to blinkbox. We set up the laptop to feed to the tv and watched Men in Black 3. I kept forgetting that we were watching the film through the laptop, the quality was so good.

blinkbox are a great company and offer a brilliant service, and even better, won't send round salesmen at 8:30pm trying to sell subscriptions!

We were sent 3 movie vouchers for the purpose of this review, all words are honest.