Actor Morgan Freeman and his production company Digiboo are trying to break ground with sales and distribution of movies via USB.Â We love the idea!
USB Movie sticks might become a thing of the future as Digiboo plans to launch over 100 kiosks in Hollywood Video stores next year; the first will roll out in January. People will be able to plug a USB device into the kiosk, download movies to rent or own, and then plug them in to any USB 2.0 or 3.0-compatible devices.
Before you ask, yes, DRM is layered into the movie content so put away your ideas of bit-for-bit USB copies to pirate your movies.Â However, you now own the content on a portable device which will pug into just about anything including xBox or game consoles, cars, computers and set top boxes.Â No word on how transferable the format will be to get the rented video from USB to something like a iPhone or PDA for portable playback.
About two years ago we started reporting on the USB music albums and now it appears we’ll see more articles about USB movie sticks.