The e-book market is an intense one to be in, and so is the tablet segment. Well, Barnes & Noble has just announced the launch of their very own Nook Video service that is happening later this fall, where Nook Video will allow users to purchase as well as watch their favorite movies and TV shows right there and then on their mobile devices and TVs. According to Barnes & Noble, Nook Video users can choose from an extensive collection of movies and shows, hailing from major studios such as HBO, Sony Pictures, Viacom and Warner Brothers. It would place Barnes & Noble in the direct firing line of online video providers, with Amazon.com and Apple being two of the bigwigs that most people would think of.
The Nook Video app will facilitate the downloading of videos as well as the ability to play back those videos. There is no word on pricing details as at press time, but if the price is right, do expect the uptake to be a rather impressive one, although we do think that it will in all probability, be competitive compared to their other rivals. You can forget about unlimited streaming services like Netflix from Barnes & Noble though.