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Twentieth Century Fox to offer movies for Android devices

Android - getting some movie love
Android - getting some movie love

Twentieth Century Fox has given Android a major boost by announcing that it is to offer movie downloads that are compatible with Google's OS.

According to the Financial Times, the first of these downloads will appear with X-Men: First Class, with a digital copy of the movie being offered in the Blu-ray package.

Currently digital copies only work with iOS and Windows devices, but Fox has decided to add Android into this mix.

The UK, France and Germany will be the first countries to benefit from this new type of digital copy. The US will be getting Android digital copies at a later date on a so-far unspecified title.

Second screen

Speaking about the new Android initiative, Vincent Marcais, senior vice-president for marketing at Twentieth Century Fox International Home Entertainment, said: "Given its strong growth as a mobile operating system, the support for Android is an important move for us because it further enhances Blu-ray discs as the best way to get your movies to all your screens.

"With the connectivity and interactivity [in Blu-ray] we can now use the tablet as a second screen device to complement what is happening as you watch the big screen."

If you are into movies and own an Android device, then check out our 5 Best Free Film Apps video.

From FT

Marc Chacksfield

Marc Chacksfield is the Editor In Chief, Shortlist.com at DC Thomson. He started out life as a movie writer for numerous (now defunct) magazines and soon found himself online - editing a gaggle of gadget sites, including TechRadar, Digital Camera World and Tom's Guide UK. At Shortlist you'll find him mostly writing about movies and tech, so no change there then.