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Universal to offer iPhone, iPod touch features on Blu-ray

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Monday, July 20, 2009
News Categories: iPhone

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced plans to begin offering iPhone and iPod touch-enabled features on upcoming Blu-ray releases. This new functionality, launching on July 28 with the 2-Disc Blu-ray release of Fast & Furious, will be enabled via companion applications available from the App Store. The initial app will tie in with the “Virtual Car Garage” bonus feature, allowing users to control 360-degree views of cars featured in the film, along with exclusive technical specs, directly from their device. Other planned features include virtual remote functionality, the ability to access and download bonus content for on-the-go viewing, and the ability to access addition film details while watching the movie. The Fast & Furious Blu-ray companion app will be available as a free download.

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This is ridiculous. Universal should instead work with Apple on a way to let iPod/iPhone users view their legally purchased content without having to pay for both physical discs and digital downloads. They should definitely provide codes or something to redeem a digital copy when you buy the disc.

Make it work, you two ! No one cares about subpar overbranded racing games. I’m disappointed by all the cheap “let’s surf on the iPhone trend” news we now find on iLounge. That headline is (almost) misleading for the fair-use hopefuls…

Posted by Jon on July 20, 2009 at 8:49 AM (PDT)

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We don’t need more crap on BR discs.  We’d just like the movie delivered cheaply with the ability to watch it where and how we like.  You want to put iPhone stuff on the disc how about A COPY OF THE MOVIE that works on the iPhone?  Is that too hard?

Posted by Rob on July 20, 2009 at 9:05 AM (PDT)

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‘We don’t need more crap on BR discs.  We’d just like the movie delivered cheaply with the ability to watch it where and how we like.  You want to put iPhone stuff on the disc how about A COPY OF THE MOVIE that works on the iPhone?  Is that too hard? “

you mean a Digital Copy?

Posted by D on July 21, 2009 at 9:33 AM (PDT)

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