Please, please stop the madness. All of us folks on the Internet are glad that we're finally seeing ways to get and access movies online and then watch them across PC, smartphones, tablets and sometimes connected TVs. It looks like the industry is generally heading towards the model of a video locker, which stores the set of movies I'm entitled to and then allows me to access that locker across a set of devices. The problem is, the various studios and digital providers are driving towards increasing fragmentation so that I cannot have just one locker. I need lots of them.
And so, my plea. For the good of the users, can we please have the following:
1. Users can choose any locker service they desire.
2. When you buy a physical or digital movie, you can add it to any digital locker service you prefer.
3. You can transfer your content between digital locker services so you don't get trapped.
4. Every locker service offers, at a minimum, PC/Mac streaming and download, IOS, Android streaming and download, and support for Chromecast. Others are optional.
And then let the locker services compete with each other for ease of use, marketplace, speed, and additional services. I personally would pay a nominal monthly fee for a locker service with these properties.
A Frustrated Digital User