Dixons and PC World owner DSG is talking the fight to Netflix and LoveFilm.
Price as reviewed – PAYG (rental from £2.99, purchase from £5.99)
Overall – 7/10
- Full HD 1080p video streaming
- 5.1 Surround Sound audio
- Register 5 devices per account
- No Subscription required
In a week where BT and TalkTalk lost their second high court appeal against the Digital Economy Act and the Game of Thrones season one Blu-ray went on sale nine months after the show ended it has once again highlighted the need for better online video services. DSG Group thinks it has the answer…
‘KnowHow Movies’ is the brainchild of the Dixons and PC World owner and it aims to go head-to-head with established players like Netflix and LoveFilm. The service was announced last week and launched just a few days ago. As such content remains limited (more of which later), but the business model is compelling: no subscription, pay as you go movies and TV to rent or download, content added on the day of release and playback on up to five devices per user account.
The kicker: DSG aims to bundle KnowHow Movies content and credit with everything from smart TVs to PCs, phones and tablets. With 600 stores nationwide, 19 million customers and sales of over 4.5m connected devices each year DSG may well have the clout to make it work. So the promise is there, but is it any good?
In a word: potentially, so let’s start with the positives. Continue reading