iTunes Wants to Make Your Living Room a Movie Theater
We’ve had a lot of great movies come out recently. Fantastic Beasts slayed, and rightfully so. Moana reminded us why we love Disney and Pixar. And we have lots of great movies to look forward to, like Beauty and the Beast — seriously, next to Hermione Granger, was Emma Watson ever better suited for a role? We don’t think so. The not so great part about all these new movies is how we have to actually leave the house and go to the movie theater, which can be a huge undertaking when you consider parking and getting there early enough to use the bathroom and get good seats. BUT, fellow lazy gals, you can breathe a little easier knowing that Apple wants to help with the problem of having to wait for the good movies to come to DVD (or streaming, because who even uses DVDs anymore?).
According to a report by Bloomberg, “21st Century Fox Inc., Time Warner Inc.’s Warner Bros. and Comcast Corp.’s Universal Pictures all confirmed over the past week that they are looking to offer high-priced, home-video rentals of new movies shortly after they open in theaters. Some studio executives have been pushing to allow home rentals as early as two weeks after theatrical debuts and are considering a deal with iTunes as one option, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are private.”
Since movie theaters aren’t doing so well these days, bringing in smaller and smaller audiences, studios are looking to other options to bring in more revenue — and they hope that if they release their movies earlier, piracy will go down. (Although to be fair, the whole high-price thing might still be a deterrent.) Whatever the reasons, we’re super excited about the prospect of watching brand new movies from the comfort of our couches.
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(h/t The Verge, photos via Getty)