Warner Brother’s collection of classic films, Warner Archive, has added an instant video service aptly called Warner Archive Instant. Warner Archive restores classic films and releases them on DVD based upon consumer demand and the instant service will do the same. Warner Archive Instant will be available for $10 a month and unlike Netflix and Hulu, it will not focus on new content but classics from the 20s to the 90s. Titles available include; the 1959 Mummy, Cat People and the television show The Adventures of Superman starring George Reeves.
There are 122 titles available at the site’s launch, and content will be regularly added according to Warner Brothers. For now the only way to use the service will using a Roku to watch on a television or over the computer. Unlike most instant streaming services it is not supported on game systems like Wii or PlayStation 3. Additionally of the titles availed in high-definition only those who use a Roku will get to see the HD version, anyone watching over the computer will have to watch in plain old standard def.
Users will have to balance out those inconveniences, as well as the two extra dollars the service costs over Netflix, with the rarity of the films and shows in the collection, the main selling point of the service.