Back in April, we told you about FilmStruck, a streaming service from Turner Classic Movies and The Criterion Collection that would bring Criterion movies and other classics to their own streaming service. We knew that the service would launch in fall 2016, but now we finally have a launch date along with pricing information.
Turner and Criterion have announced that FilmStruck will launch on October 19th, and offer different subscription plans to consumers. If you want FilmStruck only, it will cost you $6.99/month, and you’ll get “a constantly refreshed library of hard to find and critically acclaimed films” plus rare footage and special features. However, if you get the $10.99/month plan, you’ll get FilmStruck and The Criterion Channel. The Criterion Channel will not only include the Criterion library at your fingertips (it leaves Hulu on November 11th), but also “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.”
So, yeah, the $10.99/month plan is the one you want to get unless you know you’re going to be making use of this streaming service constantly, in which case you can get an annual subscription for $99/year, which adds up to $30 in annual savings.
FilmStruck and The Criterion Channel will be available on Amazon Fire TV, web, iOS, and Android devices at launch and on Apple TV and other platforms and devices in the coming months. Click over to filmstruck.com to explore the library with a special 14-day free trial.