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Movie service Mubi adds content rich cineaste Library, this is how you get it

Arthouse streaming service Mubi has dramatically expanded its content offering for subscribers, with the Mubi Library. Until now, the service has operated a curated 30-day policy for feature film releases, showcasing new one new movie a day.

However, as one film arrives, another leaves. This means that features often don’t appear to hang around long, and it’s easy to miss releases, when time is taken up binge-watching the latest super-show on Amazon Prime or Netflix.

The Mubi Library, which features ‘hundreds’ of titles takes a more forgiving approach, allowing viewers to catch films that might have missed first time around, as well as Mubi specials and curated double bills

While it’s included in the standard Mubi sub, you’ll have to wait until you can browse the library on your TV…

Siege thriller Bacurau in the Mubi Library

The catch is that the library is only available to Mubi subscribers online. While it’s included in the standard £9.99 Mubi sub, you’ll have to wait until you can browse it on your TV.  An update to bring it to Apple and Android smartphones is on the cards, but there’s no word yet on Mubi TV apps for Fire TV, Roku streaming sticks and Smart TVs.

A spokesperson told The Luxe Review: “MUBI are working on it but no time frame set yet. At this time the Library is available on web only, but will be coming very soon to iOS and Android apps. Other devices will follow in the future.”

Library highlights include Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir (pictured), Kantemir Balagov’s Cannes prizewinner Beanpole, Juliano Dornelles & Kleber Mendonça Filho’s siege thriller Bacurau, and an assortment of classics from the likes of Jean-Luc Godard, Dario Argento, Satyajit Ray, Chantel Akerman, Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni.

About Steve May

Creator of Home Cinema Choice magazine, Steve muses and reviews for Trusted Reviews, T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice, Ideal Home, The Luxe Review, Channel News and the i newspaper. He’s also the editor of professional home cinema website Inside CI, and contributor to industry trade magazine ERT. He's on Twitter and Instagram as @SteveMay_UK

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