Dendy Direct enables you to discover and explore movies and TV shows. Photo: Dendy Direct Official Website
Other than some late-model Samsung TVs, there are no native TV apps for Smart TVs, so you’ll need to either watch on a computer with an HDMI connection to your TV or purchase an Apple TV or Chromecast (these are relatively inexpensive based on the value of being able to watch on your TV). They also offer offline playback for all purchases on mobile and tablet devices. Anything you own, you can pull down from the cloud and store it on your device for later viewing.
Apple TV: Content is AirPlay supported so you can wirelessly stream via your iOS device directly to a TV via an Apple TV – an awesome win for all us apple devotees wishing to watch on the big screen at home.
Chromecast: Android and iOS users are also catered for via Chromecast. Surprisingly, it doesn’t have an ability to browse the catalogue and purchase content – it is purely a playback app, for content which you have already rented or purchased from your computer’s browser. You can create watchlists for titles which you are interested in, but are not ready to buy / rent just yet, but again your watchlist is not accessible from the mobile app. Dendy will be trying to avoid paying a percentage to Apple and Google for in-app sales here, which is understandable; once you’ve bought or rented a title it’s right there in the app for you to watch without hassle, and who knows – it might save you from those late-night impulse buys!
Dendy Direct sets out to “Inspire, delight and surprise” with new ways to discover and explore movies and TV shows. Most movie fans will make a lot of use of the “Dendy Loves” and “Dendy Recommends” lists, as well as the “Guest Curators” – these are curated “collections” which change frequently, and are bound to throw up new titles to pique your interest. The Guest Curators offer an eclectic mix of new and old content which appeals to them – and it may well appeal to your tastes as well. If you don’t like this week’s suggestions, just check back next week and see what is up for offer then.
There are no standing costs for accessing Dendy Direct – no joining fees, no commitments, and no minimum spend – just set up a free account, and then pay for rentals and purchases as you wish. Rented and purchased content can then be viewed on any computer or mobile device (or Chromecast to your TV).