The digital movie program is available on a wide variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, computers, and televisions.
But while many consumers have access to the digital version, not all are able to play the film in theaters.CBC’s Katie O’Brien reported Thursday the new digital movie app, the MoviePilot, is available to Canadians who purchase a qualifying digital movie ticket online or by calling 1-800-873-1132.
It costs $9, which is about half the regular $14.99 price of the digital copy.
The app features a fullscreen interface for watching movies and TV shows, along with a search function that can search for titles or films based on genre, title and season, as well as search for specific theaters or theaters that offer the digital release.
The MoviePioneer app is available through the Apple App Store and Google Play.
The price of admission to theaters is the same as when you buy the digital download.
However, if you have an Apple TV or Chromecast, the app will automatically update the movie’s title and date on your device.CBC News contacted all the participating theaters for comment on the new MoviePoster app.
All told, the digital movie downloads will be available in the U.S. in a handful of theaters.
In the U-S., Canada, and Mexico, MoviePawn will be the only U.K. movie app available to users.
M-F.L., Canada’s largest movie chain, also offers the digital program in select theaters.
The U.J.M., Canada-based operator of the Movie Pawn app, says it has seen a strong response from consumers, and has committed to expand the digital app to additional U.B.C., Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta markets in the coming months.
The new app will be compatible with devices running Android TV.
The movie program was first announced last year by the UJA-Federation of Canada.
It’s part of a growing trend of movie theater apps available on mobile devices.
Last year, the Canadian Association of Cinematographers launched a mobile app called Movies for All.
The group’s mobile app, called Movies Canada, allows viewers to browse through available movies, browse online and download movies for a fee.