Maxdome offers movie download service

German online video library Maxdome is now offering feature films not only in streaming mode but also to download.

The new service, allows viewers to watch the movies when they have no internet access, for example on trains, planes or in hotels. In this way maxdome customers can, for example, download films via their broadband connection at home and save them on their laptopís hard-drive before going on holidays and then watch them of an evening in their hotel room.

Prices are the same as in streaming mode with each title able to be viewed within a 30 day period. As is the case with the streaming option, once a film has commenced playing it can be viewed as many times as desired within a 24-hour period.

For the launch of the new rental model the German film Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei (The good years are over) is being offered free of charge. Maxdome, which is owned by TV group ProSiebenSat.1 and ADSL provider United Internet, offers more than 20,000 titles.