The coronavirus has shut down everything from TV, Sports, and movie releases but what it can’t shut down is our streaming services. Streaming services and on-demand services are cashing in on the worst pandemic in modern history. With people being quarantined at home places like bars, restaurants, movie theaters, and malls will be closed. So what will people be doing? Simple binge-watching and streaming!
Universal Pictures made a huge announcement on Monday that they will be releasing movies available in the home the same day as the global release in theaters!
This will start with the release of the big sequel, Trolls World Tour on April 10th! Disney plus has already released Frozen 2 on its streaming service three months earlier than planned.
The company will also make movies that are currently in a theatrical release available on-demand beginning as early as Friday. Starting with the Elisabeth Moss horror film “The Invisible Man,” the satirical thriller “The Hunt” and Focus Features’ period comedy-drama “Emma.” The movies will be available on a wide variety of on-demand services for a 48-hour rental period at a price of $19.99. They will also be released on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Prime and FandangoNow!
This is a great gesture by Universal. While cable and internet companies are giving away free blast internet Universal is now giving us entertainment inside of our homes.
Will other movie companies follow suit? What will you be binge-watching on your time off? Sound off below in the comment section!