Buy A Movie At Tesco, Get Free Digital Version On Console

You may have missed the news that Tesco had purchased online video service BlinkBox a few months back, at the time it appeared to be an odd move but Tesco have now revealed their plans.

If you purchase a selected DVD or Blu-ray from Tesco, the movie is also yours to watch online at Blinkbox. In effect, you get a free digital copy of the movie to watch where and whenever you like.


The Blinkbox service is currently available on PC, Mac, PS3, LG and Samsung Smart TVs and will soon launch on iPad and Xbox 360.

The service uses the Tesco Clubcard which is linked to both your Tesco account and your Blinkbox account.

The first movie available via the Tesco offer is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Blinkbox will offer the movie before it lands on rivals LoveFilm and NetFlix.

Forthcoming movies on the new service include The Hangover Part 2, The Smurfs, Final Destination 5, Jeremy Clarkson: Powered Up, Top Gear at the Movies, John Bishop Sunshine Tour and Conan the Barbarian.

The last time we looked at Blinkbox was July 2010 and the PS3 interface (accessed by pointing the PS3 browser to ) was in beta testing and was slightly cumbersome. Hopefully it has improved since then.

Source: Tesco / Press Release



  1. well this is interesting. I will certainly look at buying from tesco then in the near future. Once they have a few more films that is. Harry Plopper part 2 was a bit poop.

  2. This is neat. Hopefully it become a dedicated app on the PS3 to give LoveFilm some real competition, plus with Netflix hopefully coming to the EU, should spice thing up nicely. Seemingly the most interesting movie streaming service though is VuDu, which is owned by Wal-Mart and has a really nice line-up & a lovely PS3 app.

  3. Thats actually a really interesting idea. Saves me splashing out on the triple play versions of movies.

  4. I’ve used Blinkbox a few times now. Pretty good service and prices.

  5. Great move by Tesco.I think that this is a fab idea.Hope they end up doing it with all films.

  6. Great idea, might look into this when it gets into full swing. Not going to jump at the chance for HP part 2..

  7. Sounds like a great idea.

    One thing though; your article makes it out that the only film available with this offer at the moment is Harry Potter, but there’s quite a few here:

  8. Tesco, ewwwwww.

  9. I don’t get it.
    If I bought the DVD or Bluray already, why would I want to stream it instead of playing it off the disc?

    • At this time of year you’d be buying DVD’s for others surely, but it would be nice to have a digital copy for yourself, (if the film is good enough of course)

  10. Just bought the Harry potter DVD from tesco, slightly pointless idea but I’m not complaining. Will check it out

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