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    blinkbox is a trio of digital entertainment services from the UK’s largest retailer Tesco spanning movies and TV, music and books. 

£5 free blinkbox Movies credit with a Google Chromecast from Tesco

Tesco shoppers who buy a Chromecast in store or online will receive £5 worth of free credit to spend on the pay as you go movie and TV streaming service.

The £30 thumb-sized media streaming device transforms an ordinary TV with an HDMI port into an internet connected TV. Once it’s plugged in to any high-definition television, customers can use their laptop or tablet to browse and cast content from blinkbox to their TV. They can even use their device to play or pause what they see on their big screen, or adjust the volume. Read full post →


Superstar line up set to join Clare Balding for blinkbox Books live author event

Paul Merton, Graham Norton and Caitlin Moran are among a clutch of celebrity authors set to be grilled live on stage by Claire Balding for a series of blinkbox Books sponsored live shows.

The blockbuster events at Cadogan Hall in London this October will feature top cookery writers, popular novelists and the crème of high profile TV presenters.

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blinkbox Music marks its 1 billionth stream with 250,000 Tesco Clubcard points giveaway

Tesco owned streaming service blinkbox Music will be gifting four lucky listeners with a share of 250,000 worth of Clubcard vouchers, plus a YEAR of free music gig vouchers.

From today, users who find themselves listening to the 925th million, 950th million, 975th million and 1 billionth track will be rewarded with a variety of prizes.

The listener who presses play for the magic 1 billionth track with receive the top prize of a years’ worth of live music gig vouchers, 100,000 Clubcard points and they will be invited to create their own blinkbox Music station which will be made available to the nation. Visit the Be The Billion homepage to see the live countdown.

Terms and conditions can be found at blinkboxmusic.com

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Revealed: the song lyrics that leave Brits baffled

Our study reveals that when it comes to understanding the meaning of song lyrics, most of us are left well and truly baffled.

blinkbox Music canvassed 2,000 Brits and found that 66% struggle to understand the meaning of lyrics. Topping a list of puzzling lyrical offenders was The Killers’ ‘Are we human, or are we dancer?’ from the song Human.

The Beatles’ ‘I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, I am the walrus, goo g’joob’ from I am the Walrus was in second place, with Michael Jackson’s head-scratcher ‘What about elephants? Have we lost their trust?’ from Earth Song taking the third spot.

Lyrics from The Black Eyed Peas, Duran Duran and Taylor Swift also appeared in the rundown.

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blinkbox Movies and TV now on Chromecast

blinkbox Movies and TV is now available on Chromecast, Google’s popular media streaming device.

The latest movies and TV shows can now be enjoyed through Chromecast via blinkbox.com or blinkbox’s app on iPad and Android tablets. Once Chromecast is plugged in to any high-definition television, customers can use their  laptop or tablet to browse and cast content from blinkbox to their TV. They can even use their device to play or pause what they see on their big screen, or adjust the volume. Read full post →


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