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Barnes & Noble may be bailing out of the tablet race, but that doesn't mean they're giving up on distributing digital content. Today the bookseller that also happens to sell movies, school supplies, electronics, and accessories is similarly expanding its media streaming portfolio. The company is hoping to grow its audience with the release of Nook Video into the Play Store.

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The Nook Video app is free to download, and customers are able to rent and purchase movies and TV shows without a subscription. The service integrates with UltraViolet, so users can stream their previously purchased UltraViolet-enabled movies. Shoppers can also pick up new Ultra-Violet DVDs or Blu-Ray discs in store and view them using the app when they get home. The interface looks largely the same as the Nook reading app, and the video controls should be familiar to anyone who has owned a Nook tablet.

In the end, we're curious what Barnes & Noble's long term strategy is, considering the company won't be developing future tablets to stream this content to. Only time will tell.

Source: Barnes & Noble

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. He now lives in the City of Bridges, adjusting to the presence of actual snow. His phone of choice is the HTC One.

  • Cory Wilson

    Unless you were a former nook color, tablet, or hd user I can't see why anyone would want this. B&N in general seems over priced and there's already plenty of ways to buy a movie on android

  • Matthew Fry

    I assume that's supposed to be "...*rent* and purchase..."

    • http://bertelking.com/ Bertel King, Jr.

      Correct.

  • Unknown21

    Now, Amazon Instant Video should be next...

    • firesoul453

      dude it really bugs me how much amazon is avoiding other android devices. It really makes me mad. I almost bought a kindle but didn't because I am supporting what they do wrong.

      Still use kindle and other amazon things thought, just not their hardware.

  • Bryan Pizzuti

    Unfortunately, they don't seem to like CyanogenModded Nook HD+ tablets...

  • CoreRooted

    Because we need yet another video store/service? It's bad enough having to pay for 2 already (some people pay for more than that), but now we have another one. :-

  • Nevi_me

    That orange seekbar ... Y u no #holoyolo?

    It just makes some apps 'lose points' when it comes to how polished the UI is. Facebook had the same thing when uploading pictures, it'd show the orange bar or something else that was in the Froyo generation. Glad they fixed it at some point

  • bL4Ck

    oh man that UI, android 2.3 look and feel everywhere.