Technology/Media Notes (VOD)
FilmStruck Streams to Google’s Chromecast
By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News
- Feb. 3, 2017
FilmStruck, the new SVOD service from Turner for movie aficionados, has expanded its reach by enabling support for the Google Chromecast.
FilmStruck, which launched in November 2016, has also launched apps or support for the Apple TV (fourth generation), Web browsers, Android and iOS mobile devices, and Amazon Fire TV boxes and sticks.
FilmStruck, which has not released subscriber figures, said it will launch on Roku devices and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles “in the coming months.”
FilmStruck, managed by Turner Classic Movies in partnership with the Criterion Collection, currently sells three subscription tiers – a baseline offering for $6.99 per month, a version that adds The Criterion Channel for $10.99 per month, and an annual subscription of FilmStruck and The Criterion Channel for a discounted rate of $99 per year.
FilmStruck said the retention rate for the service has been "high" in the early going, and that the majority of customers are subscribing to FilmStruck's premium tier.
FilmStruck, currently available only in the U.S., also offers a 14-day free trial to newcomers to the service.