The offering which has been in beta test mode since the end of October 2014 is available on connected TV sets from Samsung, Panasonic and LG, tablets and smartphones (iOS/Android) as well as online at www.wuaki.tv.
The users can rent and buy current movies and TV series individually. A flat-rate covering the whole lineup like offered by Netflix, maxdome, Watchever, Sky Snap or Amazon Prime Instant Video is not part of the proposition. Wuaki.tv also wants to distinguish itself from its competitors through a focus on German and European productions.
The videos are mainly offered in HD quality (720p) and both in the dubbed German and original language version.
For its German service, Wuaki.tv has signed agreements with Hollywood studios Warner Bros., Walt Disney, Sony Pictures and NBC Universal which provide blockbusters such as Boyhood, Maleficent, Edge of Tomorrow and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
German and European productions are contributed by Tele München, Constantin Film, Prokino, Universum Film, Telepool and ZDF Enterprises including movies like Fack ju Göhte, Brick Mansions, Der Hundertjährige, der aus dem Fenster stieg und verschwand and Nymphomanic (part 1 und 2) as well as ARD series Weissensee.
The lineup also comprises US series from HBO, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures Television, Warner Bros. and ABC Studios, for example The Blacklist, House of Cards, Breaking Bad, Pretty Little Liars, The Big Bang Theory, The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, Gossip Girl, Person of Interest, 2 Broke Girls, The Mentalist, Supernatural, Fringe, The Following, Suits, Bates Motel, Defiance, Downton Abbey, Royal Pains, Grey’s Anatomy, Lost, Games of Thrones and True Detective.
In the Ultra HD/4K segment, Wuaki.tv has arranged a collaboration with LG: From December 1, 2014 until January 3, 2015 the buyers of LG’s new Ultra HD model series will receive a voucher to watch four movies in 4K quality including World War Z, Forrest Gump, Star Trek and GI Joe.
Following Spain, the UK and France, Germany is the fourth European country in which Wuaki.tv is available. By the end of 2015, Wuaki.tv wants to be present in 15 European countries. The Barcelona-based company is owned by Japanese e-commerce group Rakuten.