Blinkbox launched its Android tablet app almost two years ago, and has since added Chromecast support across its mobile products. While both the iPad and Android versions let you watch movies and TV shows on your device, the former incarnation still doesn’t let you browse and buy content – you must first purchase a title through a browser, then visit the iPad app.
Tesco has previously suggested that it may sell or close down Blinkbox, but there’s certainly no indication so far that it’s stopping support for the service. Indeed, in addition to the latest tablet app updates, Blinkbox has also just inked a new deal with Entertainment Film Distributors (EFD), which it says means it now covers every major new film released in the UK.
Blinkbox was acquired by Tesco in 2011, and today it’s available on a myriad of devices, including desktop, games consoles, smart TVs, set-top boxes and, of course, tablets.
The new ‘Watch Offline’ feature is live now, and allows you to download content purchased through Blinkbox on up to five devices, through rented titles can only be added to a single tablet.