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There are plenty of places movie and TV show lovers can rent or purchase digital content online, but the newly launched Target Ticket is a great option for families as well as Target REDcard holders.
Target announced Wednesday the debut of its new digital video service, Target Ticket. Available on connected HDTVs or Blu-ray players, Mac and PC as well as smartphones and tablets, Target's service is aimed squarely at families and customers of the company's retail stores.
Target Ticket offers more than 30,000 movies and television shows, some of which include exclusive Target content such as bonus interviews or behind-the-scenes extras. TV episodes are available the day after they air, and the majority of the movie content featured on the site is Ultraviolet enabled, so any existing collection comes along for the ride.
Users who create a free account will receive 10 free movies from a pretty decent selection, although such freebies can only be viewed in standard definition (the service offers both HD and SD, however). Target REDcard holders have an extra incentive to join, since they automatically receive five percent off each purchase, just as they do in the company's retail stores.
The service is also geared toward families, featuring reviews from the non-profit Common Sense Media, but also with one of the more extensive parental controls, which allow user accounts to be established for every member of the household, each with its own age-based content restrictions.
Target Ticket is now available from any web browser on a Mac or PC as well as free iOS and Android apps, Roku and Xbox 360 or Samsung televisions and Blu-ray players.
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