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Amazon rebrands LoveFilm, ups Prime subscription price

The cost of Amazon Prime membership is getting a significant increase. Having previously warned that such a move was in the offing, cost of Prime membership will on February 26th increase from 49 to 79. However, customers are going to be getting a big extra for the money – Prime …

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Lovefilm apologies for dropping games rentals

Online rental giant Lovefilm has issued an apology to its customers for not informing them that the firm planned to abandon the games sector. Reports emerged yesterday that the company will no longer be offering video games via its postal rental service. Many consumers were both surprised and disappointed by …

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LoveFilm exits game rental market

UK rental service Lovefilm has abandoned video games in order to reaffirm its focus on films and TV categories. The firm announced its decision today on the company’s website. "We are no longer offering games rental packages to either new customers, or those who wish to change from a non-games …

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LoveFilm launches on Wii; Wii U version "coming soon"

Amazon’s digital movie and TV service LoveFilm has today arrived on the Nintendo Wii. A Wii U versions is said to be coming soon”, though no official date has yet been announced. Membership starts at 4.99 a month. Existing members of the service can start using straight away for no …

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Netflix and Lovefilm drawn into Competition Commission probe

The rise of movie streaming services Netflix and Lovefilm in the UK has forced the Competition Commission to delay its investigation into BSkyB’s subscription movie services. Last summer the Competition Commission announced plans to investigate Sky Movies’ deal with the major Hollywood studios for its pay TV offer. However, The …

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Lovefilm counter Netflix appearance with subs discount

Just hours after streaming film service Netflix launched on both PS3 and Xbox 360 in the UK, rival Lovefilm has reduced the price of its service to undercut it. As of today a Lovefilm account costs just 4.99 a month in the UK. Before the cut it cost 5.99 – …

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LoveFilm hits Xbox 360 with new dashboard tomorrow

Microsoft has confirmed that streaming movie service LoveFilm will arrive on Xbox 360 tomorrow alongside the rollout of the console’s new firmware and dashboard design. LoveFilm has been available on PS3 for some time. In the US the new service will be joined by a number of others, too, such …

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Xbox Live gets BBC, 4OD, LoveFilm and more

BBC content, Channel 4’s on demand service, Channel 5 and LoveFilm are amongst the biggest services now coming to Xbox 360. The services are due to be rolled out over the next three months and will take the number of TV and entertainment providers available on Xbox Live to over …

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Amazon agrees to buy LoveFilm

Amazon has agreed to acquire the remaining shares in LoveFilm, Europe’s biggest film and game rental firm. The online retail giant – which already held a 42 per cent share in LoveFilm – will finalise the acquisition before the end of March. LoveFilm has been innovating on behalf of movie …

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Publishers right in pre-owned fight

LoveFilm has applauded publishers’ efforts to encourage new sales with the rise of second user charges. The inclusion of second user charges means rental copies of titles such as FIFA Online and UFC Undisputed 2010 will have limited functionality – but LoveFilm is happy to see games firms driving customers …

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