MoviePass, the long-running movie subscription service, was hired for " several weeks " to complete work on an updated version of its app and recapitalize the service's relaunch. "There's never a good time to do that," said Mitch Lowe, CEO of MoviePass, in a statement, "but to complete the improved version of our app, which we believe offers a much better experience for our subscribers she has to do it. " "Lowe's statement promised 'an upgraded technology platform that is in the final stages of completion," in the upcoming app.
The service was discontinued at 5:00 am CET on July 4, and MoviePass did not announce when this will happen come back online During this period, MoviePass will not accept new logins, existing subscribers will not be charged while the service is offline, subscribers will automatically be credited for downtime once the service is back online.
Hello! Due to maintenance issues, the MoviePass Once we have resolved these technical issues, the service will be available again, and we appreciate that this process will take several weeks. Thank you for your patience.
̵1; MoviePass (@MoviePass) 3 July 2019
The shutdown takes place less than four months after the service was announced at the end of 2018. In se In its latest release, the service once again offers "unlimited" movie screenings for a one-time monthly fee. However, it reserves the right to limit the number of screenings customers can attend based on their location and historic usage, as well as on popular times and times. The moves seemed to be designed so that users would not actually be able to use the service by cutting access to popular and first-release films. In April Business Insider estimated that MoviePass had lost about 90 percent of its users over the course of a calendar year, though MoviePass denies these figures.