We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

Twentieth Century Fox brings movies to Google Android devices

Free download willaccompany Blu-ray discs

Google Android smartphone owners will get the chance to download movies to their handset later this year thanks to Twentieth Century Fox.

The movie firm will offer purchasers of its Blu-ray discs, a free digital version of the film, which will run on Android-based devices. It can be downloaded onto a PC from Fox's website and then transferred to the phone using a USB cable.

Twentieth Century Fox said the first Blu-ray disc to come with an Android-compatible download will be X-Men: First Class. It will be made available in the K, US, France and Germany.

"Given its strong growth as a mobile operating system, the support for Android is an important move for us because it further enhances Blu-ray discs as the best way to get your movies to all your screens," said Vincent Marcais, senior vice-president for marketing at Twentieth Century Fox International Home Entertainment.

The news comes just weeks after Google revealed it is launching a movie downloads service for Android in the US.


IDG UK Sites

Black Friday 2014 tech deals UK: Today's bargains phones, tablets, laptops and more for Black...

IDG UK Sites

Black Friday feeding frenzy infects the UK

IDG UK Sites

VAT MOSS: Will I be affected by the EU VAT changes? Here are the facts for designers and artists

IDG UK Sites

Black Friday 2014 UK: Apple deals, Amazon deals & Black Friday tech offers