Update: FilmStruck has delayed their launch until sometime in November in order to “refine the sign up process.” More info here.
Back in April, it was announced that The Criterion Collection would soon be leaving Hulu in favour of a brand new streaming service called FilmStruck. A joint venture with Turner Classic Movies (TCM), this new streaming service will feature a wealth of classic and contemporary films from a variety of indie distributors like Janus Films, Kino, First Run Features, Oscilloscope Laboratories and Shout Factory along with major studios like Warner Brothers and MGM. Now with the official launch date just over a week away, they have officially announced their pricing plans. The basic service will feature a rotating selection of curated films but for a bit more you can get full access to the entire Criterion library. Here are the initial subscription options being offered at launch:
- FilmStruck Subscription – $6.99/month – offering hundreds of constantly refreshed, hard-to-find and critically acclaimed films, plus exclusive bonus content including hosted introductions, originally produced pieces, interviews and rare footage
- FilmStruck + The Criterion Channel Subscription – $10.99/month – offering everything in the FilmStruck subscription plus unlimited access to Criterion’s entire streaming library of films and special features, along with channel-exclusive original programming such as filmmaker profiles, master classes, and curated series by celebrated guests from the film world and beyond
- Annual Subscription – $99/year – FilmStruck + The Criterion Channel (a $30 annual savings)
They will also be offering a 14 day free trial to get you started. FilmStruck launches on Oct. 19th on Amazon Fire TV, web, iOS and Android devices, followed by Apple TV and other platforms and devices in the near future. On Nov. 11th, The Criterion Collection will start streaming exclusively on FilmStruck. For more info, check out the official website or the full press release. Will you be adding FilmStruck to your ever expanding list of streaming options?