New Service: Download Movies at Airports

Digiboo kiosks offer films for your USB stick

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 15, 2012 3:19 PM CDT

(Newser) – Tired of bad airline movies? Now you can pick your own before you get on the flight. A new service called Digiboo provides airport kiosks where you can download movies onto your USB 3.0 stick in a matter of seconds, the Los Angeles Times reports. Thanks to licensing deals with Paramount, Sony, Warner Bros., and Lionsgate, Digiboo can offer 600 films at a kiosk, among them hits like Hugo and Captain America. Users can buy films for $14.99 or rent them for $3.99.

The service is "a convenience," says a Digiboo exec. "A customer doesn't have to plan ahead, or to have ever downloaded one of our movies before. He or she can make the decision at the airport, just like buying M&Ms or magazines." Thus far, the service is available at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, but it's headed to the Seattle and Portland airports next, and then beyond; the company hopes to set up thousands of kiosks in public spots.

Brad Pitt, left, and Jonah Hill are shown in a scene from "Moneyball."   (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures-Sony, Melinda Sue Gordon)
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