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The BFI has launched a new film streaming service for movie buffs and cineastes.

BFI Player+ costs £4.99 a month, and gives you access to over 300 films including classic black-and-white fare and contemporary hits from all over the world.

Films are organised in handy sections, such as "award-winning", "Japanese classics" and "unavailable on DVD".

Rent-a-rant Mark Kermode is also on hand to pick a film every week and explain its significance in an exclusive video.

The all-you-can-eat model is designed to complement the standard BFI Player, with which you only pay for what you watch.

However, there's one rather major oversight. BFI Player+ is only supported by mobile devices, desktops and laptops.

That's right, you can't actually watch the films on your TV. You could try and use the mirroring tech on Google Chromecast, but you really shouldn't have to.

Let's hope they add support for streaming boxes soon.



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