‘Target Ticket’ Takes Aim at iTunes and Amazon Instant Video

Target TicketTarget Ticket, the US retailer’s video-on-demand offering, has launched to the public on Wednesday. After months of beta testing, Target Ticket is now live with a catalog of over 30,000 movies and more than 50 episodes of “next-day TV.” There’s no signup fee or monthly subscription for Target’s instant video service; like iTunes and Amazon Instant Video, you simply pay for rentals and purchases when you want to watch them. Out of the gate, Target is aggressively trying to spread its service across as many viewing platforms as possible. Apps for Android, iOS, PC, Mac, Xbox 360, Roku boxes, and select Samsung TVs and Blu-ray players are available at launch. (Some movie purchases are also UltraViolet compatible to expand device compatibility even further.) And while Target Ticket isn’t a direct Netflix competitor, it’s borrowing some ideas from the streaming service including individual profiles for family members.

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