It's called "Digital HD," and it offers customers the chance to get access to movies before they are even available in Blu-ray and DVD form. Fox detailed the service earlier this month, and it launched on Tuesday.
With the service's launch, this year's 2012 "Alien" prequel, "Prometheus," became available on Digital HD for less than $15 and over three weeks before the film's Blu-ray, DVD and video-on-demand (VOD) versions.
In Fox's press release, the following benefits (emphasis ours) of Digital HD were noted:
- Earlier access to new releases
- Attractive pricing
- Cloud storage
- Availability across multiple devices
Although the service has just launched, Digital HD has over 600 already available titles to grease the wheels of the nascent program. All the services tied into Digital HD mean that these films will play across a number of different devices that work with those services. According to Fox, Digital HD is available in over 50 countries.