Samsung has confirmed plans for a “Disc to Digital” feature on Samsung Smart Blu-ray players, developed by Flixster and Rovi. Available later this year, Disc to Digital will allow consumers to add their existing Blu-ray Disc and DVD libraries from participating studios to their UltraViolet digital library – making them viewable on a wide range of devices.
Disc to Digital can work with any authorised retail service and will initially be available using a new Flixster application on Samsung’s Smart Hub. When consumers insert an eligible physical disc into a 2012 Samsung Blu-ray player and select the Disc to Digital icon, they will launch the Flixster application and can easily add the movie to their UltraViolet locker for a nominal amount. If HD versions are available, they will have the option to upgrade their standard definition movies for an additional fee.
Once digital copies have been created and added to the consumer’s UltraViolet collection, the content will be available to enjoy through the Flixster Smart Hub application on Samsung’s Smart Hub, as well as a range of mobile and portable devices.