Walmart has Vudu, Apple has iTunes and now Target has announced the availability of their new digital movie service, Target Ticket. Though it is still marked as a beta release the service is available to the general public. Target Ticket allows you to buy or rent movies. You can then choose to download or stream your purchased movies.
Target is aggressively promoting the new service with an offer of 10 free movie downloads when you sign up. You can choose from 30 options. There is a decent mix of movies from various genres with a few jewels among them. You will need to give your credit card information to get the free movies, but you will not be charged anything.
Target Ticket, from day one, is accessible on numerous devices. You can watch movies on iOS and Android devices. For game consoles the service is currently only available on the Xbox 360. You can watch all of your purchases on your television through numerous smart Blu-ray players. If you have an UltraViolet account you can connect it with Target Ticket. The connection with UltraViolet will expand the number of supported devices.
Prices are generally the same or bit more costly than the competition. After Earth in HD from iTunes is $14.99 and $15.99 from Target Ticket. However, World War Z is the same price of $19.99 in HD. Redcard holders get a 5 percent discount. I wonder if the 5 percent discount is enough of a carrot to attract shoppers?
I will download some movies and let you know what I think. If you are giving Target Ticket a try let us know what you think of the service.