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Review: blinkbox

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Christmas, Product Reviews | Posted on 06-12-2013

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As with most children, Despicable Me was an instant hit with our Little Man when Daddy bought him the DVD earlier this year. The mad cap story of Gru, a super villain who adopts three girls to help in his evil plan to steal the moon, thus beating his arch rival Vector. Gru also has the help of his large band of Minions – bizarre yellow creatures who provide some of the comedy highlights of the movie. Following the success of this first movie the sequel was inevitable, and it is currently available to rent exclusively from blinkbox. blinkbox is one of many movie rental companies that operate nowadays online, but it is the only one to have Despicable Me 2. I was sent some blinkbox credit to test out the service and enjoy a family movie night watching the Minions in action once again.
The blinkbox service is simple enough. You sign up for an account and add credit to it – if you sign up at the moment and credit your account with just £1 you get £5 credit for free. Once you’re all signed up you can choose from a huge selection of movies and TV shows, with rental prices starting from just 99p. You can then stream your selection on your tablet, your computer, your games console or your smart TV. Once you’ve rented your movie or show you have 30 days in which to watch it, or you can buy it and its yours to keep forever.
Despicable Me 2 is £3.49 to rent – or £4.49 in HD – and just £9.00 to buy – £13.99 in HD. I think this is pretty reasonable for a new release like this, especially one that is only available via this rental service. The whole rental process is really easy and needless the say the movies itself was a BIG hit with Little Man. A lovely opportunity for us all to sit down together and watch something other than Peppa Pig for an hour or so!
I expect the blinkbox service will get a lot of use in our house this Christmas, because to be fair, there’s not much else on is there! Head over to blinkbox now to sign up and you can even start collecting Tesco Clubcard points whilst you’re there. What movie would you watch first?