Music, TV and Movies now available in BlackBerry World

Ian Hardy

January 30, 2013 7:16am

RIM made sure that all the bases were covered today as they made TV shows, Movies and Music available to download in BlackBerry World. Earlier this week RIM announced content distributors for each category and there was a mix of large and indie players – even some notable Canadian content. This new BlackBerry World is marketed as a BlackBerry users “one-stop shop for all of your mobile entertainment needs.”

As for prices, they’re competitive with Google Play and iTunes. Songs cost a minimim $1.29 (CDN) and albums are priced at $7.99 (CDN) and range to $12.99. Movies are broken down by category – action, comedy, drama, etc – and can either be rented or purchased. Movies costs a respectable $3.99 to rent, while buying a flick outright will cost as much as $19.99. TV shows are also category driven and are $2.49.

RIM previously noted that “BlackBerry World will include an extensive catalog of songs as well as movies and TV shows, with most movies coming to the store the same day they are released on DVD, and next day availability of many current TV series.”

Check it out here at BlackBerry World
Via: CrackBerry

  • lambdacore

    Dammit, how is it that RIM manage to get deals to sell music in Canada but that Google didn’t yet?

    (unless this BlackBerry World is indeed unavailable in Canada)

    • Trevor

      RIM is Canadian based, even the PlayBook music store sells to Canada.

    • QC_Al

      @still no date…just a little over an hour to wait, then hopefully you (and anyone else who have been whining about a date) will finally stfu. Some leaks suggest you can go to your local wireless shop immediately after launch and pick one up…I hope so, but I’m not holding my breath

    • hoo dat

      lamdacore, BlackBerry World is available in Canada right now, and has been up and running for about a week or more. You can access it on-line through your PC if you don’t have a BB10 phone or PlayBook running BB10.

      QC_AI, don’t bother with STILL NO DATE, no matter what happens from this point on the troll will only find something new to, well, troll about.

  • iphoneee

    How will I get to the movie store without apple maps?

    • lengend

      How original that was, made me chuckle deep down inside

    • Bill Murray

      Yeah that was so terrible I laughed too

    • wotzit2ya

      Wonder how many jokes about BB10 native apps will come out by tomorrow ………….

  • nexus 4 life

    rim has a tough job ahead. they will have to settle for third place. they will never surpass android. but seriously who actually still pays for music and movies

    • hoo dat

      Why is it that people write about Android like it’s invincible? It’s not and there are cracks developing in its armour. If Android doesn’t get its significant security issues under control soon then they’ll have nobody to blame but themselves with what will happen next. Even pro-Android publications are expressing concern especially over the latest Infosecurity report about malware infested apps.

      You don’t think it can happen? It’s happening to Apple now and happened to RIM a couple of years ago. I’m sure there will be plenty of Fandroids who’ll throw a temper tantrum over this, but the truth hurts and the sooner Google acknowledges it the better.

    • QC_Al

      @ Nexus4life. Way to paint you Android users with an ugly brush…by reading your comment about “who actually pays for music and movies anymore?” You’re basically telling me (and the world) than you’re all pirates. Good job.

  • JimSillyballs

    old people and iphone users…

  • HeyLo

    BB10? RIP RIM!!!!

  • hoo dat

    Is this Heaven or Las Vegas?

  • Oldschool

    BBZ10 in black only shipping for Feb 4 delivery, just got to work and found out.

    • hoo dat

      RIM did announce the white Z10 would launch later than the black. I’ve heard it’ll be available in a couple of weeks but almost certainly by the end of February.