Palo Alto, Calif. based entertainment company mSpot, Inc. has started a new service that makes instant streaming of full-length feature movies available on-demand to millions of mobile phone users. mSpot® Mobile Movies™ is now available via the mobile web on all four major U.S. carriers and on 30 different handset devices, including the iPhone, Blackberry, Palm, Windows Mobile and many high-end feature phones, reaching over 40 million subscribers.
The highly anticipated Mobile Movies service has been in development for over a year. During this time, mSpot perfected the streaming technology, security and signed deals with Paramount, Universal and Weinstein Company with other major studios in discussions. Mobile Movies will be available to consumers a few weeks after the DVD release of that film.
To access mSpot Mobile Movies, consumers go to m.mSpot.com on their phone, and use a credit card to rent and stream individual movies for $4.99 each. Then they simply use their phone’s web browser to access the movie instantly, no need to wait for download or syncing to a PC.
“mSpot is the first company to give mass audiences instant access to quality, full-length feature movies on their cell phones,” said mSpot CEO Daren Tsui. “This is made possible through technology we developed and the relationships we’ve created with studios, labels and distributors. We’re now able to offer all of our rich media services to both iPhone users and the huge number of consumers who carry other mobile handsets.”