US mobile entertainment company mSpot on Tuesday began offering full-length movies for streaming to mobile phones.
The Palo Alto, California-based mSpot said it has agreements with Paramount, Universal and Weinstein Co. studios to bring movies to the tiny screen.
The company said more than 300 movies are currently available at m.mSpot.com including new releases such as "The Reader," "The Soloist" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and it expects to have thousands by year's end.
MSpot said Mobile Movies, which is currently only available in the United States, works with four US carriers and with more than 30 different mobile phones including the Apple iPhone, the Blackberry and Android devices.
Movies from mSpot are streamed directly to the viewer's device on demand and begin playing immediately. They can be stopped and started on command.
Apple's iTunes also offers movies for the iPhone or iPod Touch but they need to be downloaded to a computer first and then synched with the mobile device.
A single full-length movie from mSpot costs 4.99 dollars and can be purchased with a credit card. The company also offers a Movie Club membership.
MSpot recommends that Mobile Movie users have an unlimited data plan with their phone carrier.
The five-year-old mSpot also delivers music and other entertainment to mobile customers.
(c) 2009 AFP
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