Movie and TV fans in the United Kingdom have a new place to find out what’s on and where to watch it, as cinema, film, and streaming authority Flicks launches their new app.
Building on the success of their UK website (flicks.co.uk), which launched in November last year, the app brings together Flicks’ unique combination of cinema listings, streaming guides and editorial opinion into a premium, one-stop shop mobile experience.
Since the onset of the global pandemic, Flicks’ increased focus on covering streaming content has seen continued growth in visitor numbers to Flicks’ website. Now, Flicks’ new app arrives at the perfect time as people return to cinemas and the international box office rebounds.
Like their websites – which, along with the app, also reach audiences in New Zealand and Australia – Flicks’ new app is made by movie fans for movie fans and combines the content from the Flicks websites into one slick, ridiculously easy to use platform.
App users can discover cinemas, movies playing nearby, session times, and can book tickets, along with discovering what’s new and good in the streaming world and which streaming service it is available on. Additionally, app users can read recommendations, features and reviews from Flicks’ talented editorial contributors.
The app is the product of a collaboration between Flicks (a Vista Group company), Vista’s product designers, and Accedo developers, working together to take the Flicks experience to the next level.
“We have built a platform that only movie and TV lovers could create,” says Flicks CEO, Paul Scantlebury. “It’s a beautifully designed and carefully considered app, if I don’t say so myself, built to help you discover your next great watch – in cinemas or at home. Our laser focus is on helping our audience find something great to watch and where they can watch it.”
Flicks’ app is available on iOS and Android phones, and is planned to release on iPad and tablets in the near future.
Flicks is a leading movie, cinema and streaming website across New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom, reaching over 1.4 million unique visitors every month. Flicks allows consumers to find something good to watch and tells them where to watch it. Through rich editorial they highlight what movies and series are trending, and what’s recommended (according to people, not algorithms). With virtually an exclusive audience of moviegoers, Flicks provides the premier digital advertising channel for movie studios and distributors. Flicks is a company of Vista Group International Ltd (NZX & ASX: VGL). Visit www.weareflicks.co.
About Vista Group International
Vista Group International Ltd (Vista Group) is a public company, founded in New Zealand in 1996 and listed on both the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges in 2014 (NZX & ASX: VGL). The Group provides software and additional technology solutions across the global film industry. Cinema management software is provided by Vista Entertainment Solutions (‘Vista Cinema’), the originating business of the Group. Movio (authority in moviegoer data analytics), Veezi (cloud-based software for the independent cinema market), Maccs (film distribution software), Numero (box office reporting software for film distributors and cinemas), Powster (creative studio and marketing platform for movie studios) and Flicks (moviegoer ‘go to’ portal for movie information) provide an innovative range of complementary products across additional film industry sectors, from production and distribution, to cinema exhibition through to the experience of the moviegoer. Vista Group has offices located in New Zealand (Auckland HQ), Sydney, Cape Town, London, Amsterdam, Groningen, Timis?oara, Shanghai, Beijing, Los Angeles, and Mexico City.