Cinefiles with an Android handset will be able to watch their favourite 20th Century Fox movies on the go this October when they come packaged with the studio’s Blu-ray discs.
X-Men: First Class, this summer’s superhero smash, will launch the scheme across the UK, US, France and Germany – buy the Blu-ray disc and you’ll be able to access the Android-compatible digital download from Fox’s website.
Speaking to the Financial Times this morning, Vincet Marcais, senior vice-president at 20th Century Fox International Home Entertainment stressed the increasing importance of the Android platform. “Given its strong growth as a mobile operating system, the support for Android is an important move for us because it further enhances Blu-ray discs as the best way to get your movies to all your screens,” he explained.
In the past few months several companies have begun to place their cinematic offering onto Android with Google launching a digital movie rental service in the US and Netflix releasing their own app for the operating system.