MSE News: EE reveals online streaming offer to replace 'Orange Wednesdays'

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EE customers will be able to stream £1 blockbusters every week in a deal that replaces 'Orange Wednesdays'...
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  • PincherPincher
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    Looking forward to it.


    Just got the EE TV Box.


    Interesting, no Netflix App, but Wuaki is prominent on the first page, where the BBC iPlayer is. Some sort of tie-in deal?


    The EE TV Box comes with three coupons that look like old style cinema tickets, for Wuaki. Two £5 coupons for Rental, and one £15 for Purchase. You have to register, but don't have to subscribe. They want you to register a credit card, but it's not necessary. I can use the coupons without registering a credit card.


    For the £1 movie, I suppose I will have to register a credit card.




    I couldn't use the 2 for 1 Orange Wednesdays, but was using 1/3 off Super Tuesdays for new movies, so about £5 a movie. £1 for recent movies is just insane.


    I don't have fibre, just ADSL2+, at 11Mbps, and HD streaming over Wi-Fi is rock solid.


    This £1 deal is going to kill the cinemas.
  • RadionotmeRadionotme Forumite
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    The promotion labels this as a £1 film, but forgets the cost of the text, which at 35p, is an additional 35% to the headline cost.

    Not a bad deal, but I don't see it being nearly as popular as Orange Wednesdays were.
  • gjchestergjchester Forumite
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    Pincher wrote: »
    This £1 deal is going to kill the cinemas.

    Meh, Won't be "new" releases, the article references Hunger games 3 part 1, that was out October or November last year, and you need the EE broadband service to get it.

    Cinemas still the place to see new films, but its already pretty expensive for a family to go, so I doubt it makes any big shakes. Anyone who goes often will probably have a Cineworld type monthly pass..

    Will be interesting to see how this pans out once BT really start integrating EE, either the EE-TV or the BT Vision service will go integrating as they will no doubt get them into one service to cut costs.
  • PincherPincher
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    gjchester wrote: »
    Will be interesting to see how this pans out once BT really start integrating EE, either the EE-TV or the BT Vision service will go integrating as they will no doubt get them into one service to cut costs.



    Actually, I have BT Infinity at 37Mbps, but the EE TV Box refuses to connect to it, citing it needs the EE router to connect to EE services.


    The BT HomeHub obviously creates a separate network access facility for FON connections, so total strangers can use your BT broadband connection.


    Too many proprietary features. I don't think they will bother.
  • Honestly, this is not a deal of any kind. EE (and soon BT, I imagine BT had some hand in EE winding down the generous 'Organge Wednesdays' in it's negotiations) have disguised this cost cutting exercise as a benefit for customers all while cunningly forcing people into using more of their services. The films on streaming services are not new releases and are often not even the best films. If you add up hte cost of taking up EEs services and charges they are winning all the way with this one. It's sad that EE are removing the staple Wednesday cinema night (which I can assure you is not in decline, it's busier then ever) while in the long run the film makers will lose revenue and later down the line film quality will be affected. Roll on your cheap £1 films no one watches. Not a good deal at all. I hope the next offer they release is a good one. I have moved away from EE as I mainly wanted the Wedneday offer. With Three now.
  • Kite2010Kite2010 Forumite
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    So is it going to be any film for £1.30 or pick from a limited range which changes on a weekly basis of which mostly will be oldie movies (i.e. more than 5 years old)?
  • robbies_galrobbies_gal Forumite
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    doesnt sound good if u can inly do it through ee broadband and its all older films
    What goes around-comes around
  • PincherPincher
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    doesnt sound good if u can inly do it through ee broadband and its all older films


    Wuaki Apps are on smart TVs, and you can use a browser to login to Wuaki and watch.


    There is probably a code you have to type in, like the Orange Wednesday set up. I don't have a EE mobile, so presumably I will get an e-mail every week, with a code. A perfect excuse for them to send junk mail, once a week. Oh well.
  • GadgetmasterGadgetmaster Forumite
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    My wife (who is profoundly deaf) and I regularly used the old 241 offer to view films with subtitles at the cinema. this stemming service doesn't offer subtitled goods, so that's 1 in 7 people with a hearing impairment that EE have now discriminated against with this new offer. I'm far from happy!
  • robbies_galrobbies_gal Forumite
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    Pincher wrote: »
    Wuaki Apps are on smart TVs, and you can use a browser to login to Wuaki and watch.


    There is probably a code you have to type in, like the Orange Wednesday set up. I don't have a EE mobile, so presumably I will get an e-mail every week, with a code. A perfect excuse for them to send junk mail, once a week. Oh well.
    thanks for the tip-will have to wait and see what sort of films they get
    What goes around-comes around
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