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#129123 4-Sep-2013 13:57
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Apparently ezyflix launches tomorrow in NZ. 1500-odd movies 3-400 tv episodes.
Their website isn't loading for me right now, does anyone know anything?

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  #889672 4-Sep-2013 14:02
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Its a streaming TV/Movie site - Can rent or buy for streaming. Looks like entire series for $24.99 to buy.

Looks alright, no monthly fee like Quickflix and they have a lot more content.




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  #889675 4-Sep-2013 14:03
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Yes, here is the release:


New online service gives New Zealanders the hottest video content to rent, own and share – anytime, anywhere

New Zealand entertainment lovers can now instantly stream and download the hottest international releases and watch them on any device, anytime, anywhere, following the launch of a cutting edge new online service, EzyFlix.tv.

Launching in New Zealand tomorrow, Thursday Sept 5th 2103 by online retailer, Access Digital Entertainment (ADE), the transactional video-on-demand and download-to-own service is the first of its kind in the country, allowing users to view their purchased content on any connected device, including smartphones, tablets, PCs and Smart TVs, either on or offline.

CEO of ADE, Craig White, said EzyFlix.tv will help remove many of the barriers that exist for people wanting the best offerings in showbiz.

“New Zealanders are hungry for new release movies and US TV shows and tired of feeling like they’re behind the rest of the world. EzyFlix.tv provides affordable, convenient and timely access to top international video content, express from the US, without any subscription fees, contracts or the need for a set top box.
“It also allows people to build their own digital movie and TV library in the cloud and has been designed specifically to meet the needs of the ‘connected consumer’ who wants to be able to access their chosen content via multiple devices at any time,” said Mr White.

A former sales director for 20th Century Fox Australia, Mr White said EzyFlix.tv has struck content deals with major Hollywood studios and distributors including 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Roadshow Films, The Walt Disney Company and Warner Bros.

“We are also the first provider in NZ to offer television shows you can download-to-own and to retail UltraViolet (UV), a cloud-based digital rights system which offers people a digital ‘locker’ and gives them the ability to share purchased UV content with up to five friends for free,” he said.

From today, New Zealanders will be able to view a library of 2000 titles including popular movies like The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Silver Linings Playbook and A Good Day to Die Hard, with plans to grow the offering five-fold.

The service will offer ‘season passes’ to television shows including alerts to each episode’s availability immediately after its broadcast, and bite-size options will also allow users to ‘snack’ on TV episodes. For example, customers can own an episode of a hit show like Revenge, Vampire Diaries, Grey’s Anatomy, Castle and Supernatural for just $2.99.

Mr White said EzyFlix.tv will revolutionise digital entertainment in New Zealand, improving access and offering better value to both small and big screen fans from all walks of life.

“Capitalising on the opportunities presented by technologies such as high speed internet, WiFi, mobile broadband and play back devices, we offer top titles to both purchase and stream and we give people the freedom to choose how and where they play their videos, according to their lifestyle, needs and wants,” he said.




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  #889676 4-Sep-2013 14:04
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Seems decent :)







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  #889677 4-Sep-2013 14:06
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works for me

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/9125056/Ezyflix-enters-the-NZ-internet-TV-arena

http://ezyflix.tv/

looks basically like iTunes, but has some TV, and is available to be used on Android (or other devices). they only have apps for ipad, android art the moment - no PS3, Roku, etc.

catalogue looks decent, but it's all rental/own no subscription like Netflix, so watching a lot could get *extremely* expensive. e.g. breaking bad is $15-20 per season (depending on recency).

So for roughly the same price as only season 1 of breaking bad on Ezyflix, I can subscribe to Netflix AND unblock-us for one month, and watch seasons 1-5 of breaking bad, AND anything else I want to watch

But if you just want to watch the occasional movie/tv show it isn't too bad.


ETA: their facebook page is here.  A whopping 81 likes!  so looks like they aren't gaining too much traction in OZ just yet.  https://www.facebook.com/Ezyflix.tv

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  #889679 4-Sep-2013 14:08
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xpd: Its a streaming TV/Movie site - Can rent or buy for streaming. Looks like entire series for $24.99 to buy.

Looks alright, no monthly fee like Quickflix and they have a lot more content.


Quickflix doesn't have a monthly fee for it's rental movies either.   It sells them standalone just like Ezyflix.

The monthly subscription component of quickflix is an entirely separate service



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  #889682 4-Sep-2013 14:14
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Well, here's my question: Breaking Bad available? :)

I know they have it but all TV content will be available in New Zealand?

I hope not have to buy iTunes US gift cards any more...

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  #889688 4-Sep-2013 14:31
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wscalioni: Well, here's my question: Breaking Bad available? :)


Have you visited the site yet? It's on the background. Not sure it's on the catalog yet as I am not logged in.








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  #889704 4-Sep-2013 14:38
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Yes, I saw that. I am registered but when I try to buy it, a message says it is not available in my region. 

I will check again tomorrow.

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  #889708 4-Sep-2013 14:41
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wscalioni: Yes, I saw that. I am registered but when I try to buy it, a message says it is not available in my region. 

I will check again tomorrow.


launching tomorrow....

BUT, we dn't know for sure that all the content they have in Australia will be available here as we can only see the australian version of the site

when you look at their TV section, it is sorted by australian channel, which means they have likely done deals with 7,9,10,sbs etc to get the Tv content.

So I wonder whether they will have to do deals with TVNZ, Prime etc to get equivalent content for NZ for Breaking Bad etc in NZ?  I guess we will find out tomorrow.

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  #889712 4-Sep-2013 14:47
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I'm going to have to take everyone's word for what they're like... I couldn't find ANY About info, and the FAQ had sfa info for a new user





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  #889715 4-Sep-2013 14:50
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I found out more about it here than through their own channels - something wrong with this picture




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  #889716 4-Sep-2013 14:53
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jevvv: I found out more about it here than through their own channels - something wrong with this picture


Just tried going on livechat on their website to ask about content, but it crashed :(



..an d now I cant even access their site at all.

Sheesh, if it crashes just from people browsing the site god knows how it will hold up when people start streaming video!


ETA:  ok, got through to the chat person ('Jacky').  (I am 'Billy')

"
Hello billy. How may I help you?

billy
hi, I see you are launching in NZ. could you advise if the content in NZ will be the same as the australian content e.g. breaking bad latest season available 24 hours after US airing? thanks

Jacky
Hi billy, the content will more or less the same.

billy
what are the differences? specifically, will you have breaking bad? if so, which seasons?

Jacky
Please wait for our official launch and I will be able to answer your specific questions.

billy
ok. how about devices? are you only available on browsers and iSO/Android, or will you also be availble on PS3, Apple TV etc?
and smart TVs. (I have a Sony Bravia smart TV)

Jacky
currently only on PC, browsers, iso and android"

so, pretty non-committal and vague on content.  refuses to answer about breaking bad.

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  #889726 4-Sep-2013 15:02
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Looks like you need download a "special" player to play downloaded copies, that just kills it for me, that and no console apps yet or some other easy way to get content on the big screen in the house.

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  #889738 4-Sep-2013 15:11
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I also asked about pricing. looks like it might be more (or maybe less) expensive than the AUD pricing:


"billy
ok. how about prices? are the prices I am seeing on your australian site the same as NZ? e.g. $6.99 AUD for an SD movie. will it be $6.99NZD to rent an SD movie?

Jacky
I am afraid that will not be exactly the same.
As the NZ site is not launched officially, I am not able to give you accurate price information yet.
Please kindly wait until the NZ site is officially launched.

billy
ah. you should probably talk to your press guy then because the articles talking about this service in NZ are all referencing your pricing as if it is in NZD
don't want to give the wrong impression..."


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  #889740 4-Sep-2013 15:12
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Hmm... not good look to have AU pricing on the .co.nz - be interesting to see what happens tomorrow.




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