Napster Founder Has Come Up With The Best Idea For Watching New Movie Releases At Home 6 years ago

Napster Founder Has Come Up With The Best Idea For Watching New Movie Releases At Home

You wouldn’t even have to change out of your jammiess…

Napster co-founder Sean Parker is reportedly attempting to set up a new business which will see movie-goers pay a monthly charge to watch new releases from the comfort of their home.

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According to Variety, Parker wants to charge $50 to stream the latest release during their theatre release, meaning people can view the latest blockbuster in HD quality from the comfort of their home.

Rather than a dodgy streaming from a site that could destroy your computer, the service would see a legal contract between the homeowner and the latest release.

The American billionaire will then offer $20 from the sale to movie theatres, while offering free movie tickets as part of a rewards scheme to protect the audience attendance figures.

Rumoured to be called the Screening Room, the company would take a 10 percent fee for the transaction – with the remaining money from the charge going to the film studios for the rights to screen the film.

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For those who opt into the Netflix-style service, it could mean that the costly trip to the cinema is reduced to your subscription fee and a trip to the supermarket.

Parker is reportedly in talks with US cinema chain AMC following interest from Universal and Sony.