With the mis-steps Netflix has been making lately, it was a foregone conclusion that other services would do what they could to poach the company’s huge customer base. The movie/video streaming service Bigstar — which I had never heard of until now — is one of those comapanies looking for a bigger piece of the pie, and they are making no secret about where they are looking to get customers.
In a press release, the company has announced the following deal for this month only: “BIGSTAR, the one-stop destination for the best movies you demand, announced a special offer for the remainder of October where disgruntled Netflix customers can receive an entire year membership to BIGSTAR’s expansive movie library for only $7.99 with proof of cancellation. For a limited time, anyone who forwards a recent Netflix cancellation email to [email protected], will have instant access to stream movies, documentaries, international titles and TV episodes directly to a variety of internet-connected devices.”
“We understand how frustrating it is when a company raises prices for a service, especially in this economy,” BIGSTAR President and CEO Xavi Dalmau said. “We believe former Netflix customers will find BIGSTAR a very affordable destination to get their on demand fix for the best movies. We welcome our new members and hope they enjoy the special one year deal we’re offering for the same amount they were paying Netflix per month.”
The service plays movies through a list of internet-connected devices, including iPad, iPhone, Yahoo! Widgets (Samsung, Vizio, Sony TVs), Google Android, Roku Players, Palm WebOS, Vizio TVs, Samsung TVs, PopBox players and many more.
The press release states: “With annual memberships starting as low as $34.99 – that’s less than $3 a month – BIGSTAR has the lowest prices in the video-on-demand market. Users have the ability to discover new releases, hard-to-find festival favorites and international movies by selecting the titles they love on an acclaimed.”
The offer expires Oct. 31 at midnight. For more information or to sign up for a 30-day free trial of BIGSTAR movies, visit www.bigstar.tv. If anyone uses the service or gives it a try, feel free to leave a comment at the right to let us know about your experiences.
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