Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet products are tablets designed to run a customized version of the Android operating system. You can use them to read books, stream music and movies, play games, and do much more.

But while B&N offers an app store and eBook store, up until now users have had to rely on third party services like Netflix or Hulu Plus to stream videos.

Now B&N is getting ready to launch its own video store.

NOOK Tablet

NOOK Video will launch in the US this fall, allowing users to purchase or rent movies and TV shows. It will also hit the UK in time for the holiday season.

Barnes & Noble has signed deals with HBO, Sony, STARZ, Warner Brothers, Disney, and other studios. Titles that will be available at launch include The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Artist, Harry Potter movies, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones. Videos will be available in standard definition and HD.

NOOK Video won’t only be available on NOOK tablet devices. The company says you’ll also be able to access content on tablets, smartphones, and televisions using NOOK Video apps or DVD or Blu-ray players which support UltraViolet.

Much like Amazon’s instant video service, NOOK Video is primarily a streaming service. Your content is stored online and streamed to your device, so you can buy once and stream to any device that has a NOOK Video app.

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One reply on “B&N NOOK Video store launching this fall”

  1. Tablets are progressing and both the Nook and Kindle Fire HD are premiering “Video Services” but one question is why aren’t they providing HDMI in Full 1080p HD ? – like the new Android tablet the Novo 7 Flame does, which goes for $189 at the U.S.electronics site called TabletSprint – overall, there’s a lot of features missing on the Nook, Kindle and Nexus 7 tablets – the most complete tablet is already here though but it’s a lesser known brand — compare Ainol Electronics Novo 7 Flame – it has dual cameras – (5 MegaPixel Rear camera & 2MP Webcam), Hi Res 1280×800 IPS Capacitive screen, Wifi, Bluetooth & an option for 3G — and HDMI easy Plug and Play to download movies to your tablet and watch on TV in full Broadcast Quality… why can’t the big players give us more?

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