Target Launches Streaming Service, Offers 10 Free Movie Downloads

Target Launches Streaming Service, Offers 10 Free Movie Downloads

Spoiler alert: Don't expect to get any new releases for free

Department store giant Target went live with its streaming service, Target Ticket, on Tuesday — and is offering new users 10 free downloads upon creating a free account.

Don't expect to get any hot freebies, though: Highlights of the 30-title selection include the original “Paranormal” film and Ridley Scott's 1979 science fiction classic “Alien” … then quickly devolves into titles such as 1992 animated family film “Fern Gully,” Farrelly Brothers comedy “Hall Pass.”

Target Ticket doesn't function like Netflix Instant, as it is not a subscription service. Instead, the service offers movie and television titles á la carte, in a similar fashion to Vudu and iTunes.

Also read: TheWrap's Streaming Guide: From Netflix to Snagfilms, Where to Find Your Movies

Users can either buy or rent titles before choosing to steam them from an internet connection, or download to watch on the Target Ticket Player. Target Ticket also gives users the option to take advantage of its partnership with cloud-based UltraViolet.

TV shows only appear available to buy at this point. Episodes start at $1.99, while entire seasons are also available. Movies are available to rent or buy at varying prices.

  • ENRIQUE TOVAR

    You mention on your article that users can steam titles…what do you mean by steam them? You meant stream them, perhaps? Above sentence “Users can either buy or rent titles before choosing to steam them from an internet connection”.

  • Matt

    You got 30, lucky! I have 28 to choose from, and no Alien… It was annoying I had to create a Target Ticket account AND the UltraViolet account to watch UV content on the Target site – which appeared to be every movie on there…