Flixster Video has officially shut down in the US, two years after it was acquired by Fandango. The company announced the news in a message circulated to its users recently (via Android Police), stating that the move would come into effect on February 20.
Flixster’s closure was first discussed in 2016 soon after it was purchased, but the process only officially got underway towards the end of last year when the company stopped redeeming new codes for digital movies.
The app remains available in Google Play for the moment and you can still buy movie tickets and read reviews via Rotten Tomatoes (which was also acquired by Fandango). Video streaming, however, is unavailable.
Here’s the message Flixster sent to its US customers:
As you may already know, Flixster Video no longer supports redemption of digital codes or playback of videos in the U.S. We now must notify you that Flixster Video will be shutting down its website and discontinuing all related operations in the U.S. effective February 20, 2018.You will still be able to watch videos in your collection and redeem your digital codes through Vudu. If you have not done so already, we encourage you to sign up or log in to your account at Vudu and to link your UltraViolet library to your Vudu account.And now, you can also link your Vudu account to Movies Anywhere, a new service that brings together your movie library from Vudu and other major digital retailers – such as iTunes, Amazon Video and Google Play – in one place so that you can watch your movies when and where you want. Television shows and some movies are not currently available in Movies Anywhere, but you will still be able to watch any of those titles in your collection on Vudu.
If you’re looking for an alternative, check out the best video streaming apps available on Android right now in our list.