pocket BLU

Deluxe Digital Studios, Inc. (Freeware)

pocket BLU is a multimedia application that connects a computer, smartphone, or tablet to the user’s Blu-ray player over Audio Sync or a Wi-Fi network. With this application, users can access exclusive content and transfer digital copies of movies from the Blu-ray disc or Internet to their smartphones or other devices.

When watching a movie, viewers will be able to see the chapter thumbnails on the timeline and use the touch screen to interact to access any scene. The graphical timeline appears when the user’s device is held in landscape mode.

This application also provides users with access to the special features included in Blu-ray discs, such as deleted scenes, short films, behind the scenes, gag reels, and featurettes. These can be streamed directly into the user’s device and saved for offline viewing. Users can rate the movies and special features that they have watched and post this on their Facebook wall so they can share their thoughts on the movie with their friends.

This application supports the following devices: Mac, Windows, Android, Blackberry, iPad, and iPhone. This application also lets viewers use their devices as remote controls for movie playback. Among the pocket BLU-enabled Blu-ray titles are Big Miracle, Safe House, Jaws, and Water for Elephants.