App Detail » FilmStruck

Published by: FilmStruck

  • App Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date: 2016-11-02
  • Current Version: 4.0
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 115.28 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • Price: Free

App Rating: 4/5
Based on 789 Reviews
Buy now: Free

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App Description

Welcome to the exciting world of FilmStruck. Watch critically acclaimed films, hard-to-find gems, and cult favorites from the world’s greatest independent film libraries including exclusive access to the world-renowned Criterion Collection. Get instant access to thousands of supplements and bonus content just like you find on DVDs: including interviews, audio commentaries, deleted scenes, documentaries, and much more. FilmStruck is the new subscription movie service designed for film lovers by film lovers. Our library features a deep roster of constantly refreshed films from such celebrated indie studios as Janus Films, Flicker Alley, Icarus, Kino, Milestone, Zeitgeist, Film Movement, Global Films, First Run Features, Oscilloscope Laboratories, Shout Factory and Strand Releasing, along with movies from Hollywood's major movie studios. In addition to being fully curated and constantly refreshed, FilmStruck features ongoing movie franchises and monthly programming themes, along with in-depth exclusive bonus content such as hosted introductions, originally produced overviews, interviews, rare footage, and much more. Unique Features: • Instantly stream critically acclaimed films, hard-to-find gems, and cult favorites from the world’s greatest independent film libraries including exclusive access to the world-renowned Criterion Collection • 1000s of supplements and bonus content just like you find on DVDs, including interviews, audio commentaries, deleted scenes, documentaries, and much more • Constantly refreshed library with 80+ new movies per month • One of a Kind Franchises and In-Depth explorations of film: The Masters, Icons, World Discoveries, and many more • Thematic Programming: Over 80 themes, including Political Documentaries, Director Showcases, Horror and Sci-Fi themes, Actor showcases, and more. • The Criterion Channel, a premium tier, offering unlimited access to the largest selection of Criterion titles ever available on a streaming service – all the time. Including special editions of titles from major studios, alongside out-of-print titles and the best-known classics to the hard to find rare films. All this and more surrounded by new special original programming with contemporary filmmakers, live events and ongoing series of workshops and panels. To get started, download the FilmStruck app and sign up for one of our subscription packages. Each package comes with a 14-day free trail (for new customers only). You can cancel during the free trial at no charge, or continue your subscription for one of the following: ($6.99) FilmStruck Monthly - You get a constantly refreshed library of hard-to-find and critically acclaimed films along with rare footage and special features that you can stream anytime, anywhere. Your subscription is renewed monthly until cancelled. ($10.99) FilmStruck + The Criterion Channel Monthly - You get everything on the FilmStruck plan plus the largest collection of Criterion films anywhere and exclusive Criterion Channel special features and original content. Your subscription is renewed monthly until cancelled. ($99.99) FilmStruck + The Criterion Channel Annual - You get everything on the FilmStruck + The Criterion Channel plan along with an annual savings of more than $30 and you only get billed once a year. Your subscription will auto-renew until cancelled. You can manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal by visiting your iTunes Account Settings. FilmStruck is currently available to US customers only. For help, please visit: Terms and Conditions: Privacy Policy:

App Reviews

  • Must-have for Film Lovers

    By Kingfish2600
    FilmStruck is a great service that provides incredible content. Most streaming services have been culling their film libraries for their original shows, so anyone who considers themselves a film fan should have FilmStruck. The library is astounding, and the extras are always comprehensive and edifying. The app itself is very user-friendly and easy to navigate. Overall, totally worth the price of admission.
  • Incomplete & Half-hearted Showcase

    By brantonsaurus
    To people intending to subscribe to this service: beware. Filmstruck does not give users access to the full catalog of Criterion films. It is only a very partial offering of the entire catalog. I assume they no longer have the rights to stream Grand Illusion, Last Year at Marienbad, Kagemusha, Ran, Blood of the Poet, Pan’s Labyrinth, Devil’s Backbone, and countless others, though they do have Criterion editions of these. Visually, the bitrate and streaming quality are tolerable for small screens and the interface is quite nice & legible. Mechanically, it’s a different story. The search function is very simplistic and each film launch/description page lacks hyperlinks which would group all works that feature that specific director, actor, crew member, year, genre, etc. into a page of results. At least the films that they DO have are magnificent. Nevertheless, due to the number of holes where content & construction are concerned, this product is very incomplete. Therefore, I would advise against anyone wasting their money & energy on this until Filmstruck has its act together.
  • What happened???

    By heuerj88
    I used to use this so much more compared to other streaming services but for the last couple of months the app is borderline unusable on the Apple TV. If you scroll up or down, it's very sensitive. If you scroll left to right it's incredibly sluggish. If you are in the watchlist screen and you scroll up or down, it goes to random places that aren't even close to the gesture you made. It's borderline comical. I can't go through my watchlist without it bringing me back to the main sidebar every few seconds. This really needs to be fixed and have it optimized to run with the Apple TV remote.
  • Love the movies the app is terrible

    By Yr mom__
    I was waiting for the day I could no longer get Criterion through Hulu. It came and I gave in and subscribed to FilmStruck. The movies are fine but a top shelf movie offering deserves a better app. It’s very clumsy to scroll though on the Apple TV and on the phone you can’t even paste in a password? Please upgrade! You’re making enough money.
  • Why is this app so bad

    By hammerfalleve
    The movies on here are some of the best of all time but the app is so hard to get around. Why can I only look at my watchlist 2 titles at a time? Also why can’t I share my watchlist? Why is there no search by decade like there is on the criterion website?
  • Please switch option on/off the home indicator bar

    By SFvidiot
    Please update the app to include a switch option to the home indicator bar on the iPhone X. The bar should option to disappear (and tap to reappear) when watching movies, thanks. The bar is otherwise a constant and unnecessary distraction. My update: Well, I found a trick to disappear the offending bar. It works on videos in Photos and YouTube videos. FilmStruck not so much (yet?). And it’s only 7 steps deep! - settings - general - accessibility - switch control - menu items - top level - home (deselect) Enjoy!
  • A dream come true

    By Morrie R
    I can't imagine life without Filmstruck now that I have it. I love good films, and until now it was hard to find anything except commercial films. Filmstruck is first class. I keep discovering new directors and films and learning. What a joy!
  • Dont need tcm any more

    By casablanca fan
    Its all the great films you ever wanted to see...alas robert osborne didn't live to see it.
  • Fine selection of films and keeps on adding

    By Rubolly
    The film selection is excellent. Filmstruck has lots of films I couldn’t find streaming, and some I couldn’t find even at a pretty good film rental place. I also have enjoyed several of the short background pieces about some of the films, and I pick up films I didn’t know about by delving into their curated collections featured on the main page. I subscribed when it was still a little glitchy technically, but bugs seem to all be gone now. Check out their film list to see if it fits your taste. I had a watchlist of over 80 films within days of subscribing.
  • Top Rate

    By JAIreland
    The app gets a 4, and the concept and what it provides movie fans gets a 5! I love FilmStruck and it’s my favorite movie streaming service. Highly recommended for film fans. No junk here at all. Excellent movies, excellent commentary. Worth every cent that it costs each month. Thank-you.

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