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MoviePass brings its ‘Netflix for theaters’ service to Android

MoviePass has launched its subscription service for going to movie theaters for the Android platform, an important step to make sure more consumers can actually use it.

We first wrote about MoviePass when it launched in October, and the service is promising. You pay between $25 and $40 a month so you can see one movie a day at theaters that take MoviePass. So if you regularly see more than three movies a month at the theater, MoviePass wants to be your new friend.

VentureBeat National Editor Devindra Hardawar says that the MoviePass app for the iPhone has worked fairly well for him in New York City, but it is a bit sluggish. His final thoughts: MoviePass still needs to prove that it’s worth the high monthly fee.

Unfortunately, MoviePass is still in beta testing and requires people to sign up for an invite to (hopefully) get access. MoviePass claims to work in “thousands of theaters nationwide,” but we’d check out theaters in your area before buying in.

MoviePass is based in New York City and has raised $4.7 million to date from True Ventures, AOL Ventures, WME, and others.

Check out a few screenshots from MoviePass for Android below:

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