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FilmStruck Goes Live on Web Browsers, Android, Fire TV

Update: Service sign-up system is back online after being put on hold temporarily
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Update: FilmStruck Sign-Ups Resume

Following a brief delay, FilmStruck, Turner’s new subscription OTT service for film aficionados, has gone live on Web browsers and Android mobile devices, and will do the same on iOS mobile devices later today.

Turner originally set an Oct. 19 launch date for FilmStruck, but decided to delay the debut in order to “complete a seamless registration process for subscribers,” the company announced last month.

RELATED: Turner’s FilmStruck to Debut October 19

FilmStruck shared the news on Twitter today:

We’re happy to say we’re live on desktop & @Android. @Apple coming later today. Head to https://t.co/mlA2tsiSNa to join us. #FilmStruckpic.twitter.com/5VPj1Hjk5p

— FilmStruck (@FilmStruck) November 1, 2016

FilmStruck, a U.S.-focused service, also appears to be live on Amazon Fire TV devices, and the service appears to be confirming as much today on Twitter.

Per the service FAQ, it will be coming to the Apple TV (fourth generation) later this month, and will be “coming soon” to the Roku platform along with support for the Google Chromecast streaming adapter. On Twitter, FilmStruck said the service will arrive on Roku in “early 2017.”

Update: It appears that FilmStruck's provisioning system has buckled under the strain in the early going as the service has put a temporary stopper on sign-ups:

#FilmStruck fans, because you're all here for the party, you broke the Internet! We're putting sign ups on hold for the moment. More to come pic.twitter.com/u5miJO9r4M

— FilmStruck (@FilmStruck) November 1, 2016

Update: FilmStruck said sign-ups resumed Tuesday night.

RELATED: Turner to Go OTT With ‘FilmStruck’

Consumers can get a 14-day free trial of FilmStruck, which starts at $6.99 per month, and $4 more per month for FilmStruck plus the Criterion Channel. An annual FilmStruck/Criterion Channel subscription is $99. 

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