Marvel movies now available on VidAngel

Great news! Marvel movies are coming back to VidAngel. Why?

Disney has chosen not to contest the fact movies owned by its subsidiaries are not subject to the California court’s injunction and so there will be additional titles available for filtering on VidAngel. Marvel is a subsidiary of Disney. There are several other subsidiaries of the plaintiffs you’ll recognize. For example:

NEW WORLD PICTURES, LTD.
CASTLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
TURNER ENTERTAINMENT CO.
VILLAGE ROADSHOW PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT INC.
REGENCY ENTERTAINMENT (USA), INC.

We’re glad to be filtering titles from these great companies again. We also look forward to when we’re able to filter Disney, Fox and Warner Bros. titles again!

New TV and Movies on VidAngel August 2017

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TV Shows added in August, 2017

NETFLIX

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (S1)

Atypical (S1)

Dexter (S5)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (S2)

TURN: Washington’s Spies (S1)

Luther (S1)

Narcos (S2)

Orange Is the New Black (S4)

Better Call Saul (S2)

Sherlock (S4)

Bojack Horseman (S1)

Gypsy (S1)

Dear White People (S1)

OZARK (S1)

Glow (S1)

30 Rock (S1)

Bloodline (S1)

AMAZON

Patriot (S1)

Sneaky Pete (S1)

The Pacific (S1)

Harley and the Davidsons (S1)

AMAZON HBO

Silicon Valley (S2)

Game of Thrones (S7)

The Wire (S1)

Movies added in August, 2017

NETFLIX

Icarus (2017)

Synchronicity (2015)

The Protector 2

Rage (2014)

Perfect Stranger

Pound of Flesh (2015)

Message From the King (2017)

Opening Night (2016)

The Wedding Party (2016)

XOXO (2016)

I Called Him Morgan (2017)

The Thin Blue Line (1988)

Milk (2008)

The Discovery (2017)

The Leveling (2016)

The Longest Yard (2005)

The Switch (2010)

Big Daddy

The Last Five Years

AMAZON PRIME

The Dead Zone (1983)

AMAZON RENTALS

Your Eyes Only

America’s Sweetheart

Click

The Seventh Sign

Stomp the Yard

The impossible

Red Rock West

The Corruptor

Prime (2005)

Get Shorty

The Devil’s Own

The Golden Child

The Mist

Conan the Destroyer

Vertical Limit

Lonely Hearts

A Simple Wish

Lolita (1962)

Everybody Loves Somebody (2017)

The Prince

The Express

The Seventh Sign

The Skulls 3

The Skulls 2

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

Celeste & Jesse Forever

The Secret of Kells

Berlin Syndrome

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Resident Evil: Vendetta (2017)

Precious (2009)

Pieces of April

Wakefield (2016)

The Lovers (2017)

Free Fire (2016)

Song to Song (2017)

 

Dry Bar Comedy added in August, 2017

Cash Levy: Game of Chance

Dave Burleigh: Nobody’s Keeping You Here

Patrick Keane: Long Love the Keane

Aaron Woodall: Unknown

Jordan Makin: The BFFG (Big Fat Funny Ginger)

Paul Sheffield: Singled Out

 

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* VidAngel is not affiliated with or sponsored by Amazon, HBO or Netflix. Amazon, Amazon Prime, and Amazon Instant Video are registered trademarks of Amazon Technologies, Inc. Netflix is a registered trademark of Netflix, Inc. HBO is a registered trademark of Home Box Office, Inc.

* To see the Amazon/HBO/Netflix content that is available, you must have an Amazon/HBO/Netflix account.

Quality over Quantity – VidAngel’s Take on Autoplay

In an effort to serve the needs of families over the needs of VidAngel, we have decided to give families the option to easily turn off the upcoming VidAngel “autoplay-the-next-episode” feature. Here’s why.

 

Netflix, Facebook, and YouTube go to great lengths to keep users on their websites for the longest time possible. They spend millions ensuring that every feature of their products is habit-forming (see Hooked: How to build Habit-Forming Products).

 

Thanks to Netflix’s autoplay, bedtime at my house is a battle. As the evening episode of “When Calls the Heart” ends, our girls fight to keep Mom or Dad away from the remote so that the next episode will begin. As parents, we usually find the autoplay feature to be a hindrance, not a help.

Netflix Autoplay: Next Episode Playing in 9 seconds

 

Has the Netflix autoplay feature had a net-positive impact on our world’s happiness and productivity? At VidAngel, we are hesitant to take a similar strategy.

 

Personally, I find media to be a good servant, but a bad master. I value media, not when it consumes my every minute, but when it helps me achieve my other life goals, such as:

 

  • – Love (seeing examples of healthy and unhealthy relationships)
  • – Learning (seeing examples of those who have been where I am, or where I want to go)
  • – Empathy (understanding those whose experiences are different from my own)
  • – Laughter (cultivating a light-hearted life)
  • – Or a Nap (resting easy without worrying that the little ones are getting into trouble)

 

Tristan Harris, founder of Time Well Spent,  also believes that media is a bad master. He argues that, rather than incentivizing binge watching and “show[ing] whatever keeps us scrolling”, the tech and media industry must instead begin “to put our best interests first.”

 

I want VidAngel to put the needs of families ahead of the needs of VidAngel. Meaning that customers who, like myself, wish to consume their media in moderation should not feel pressured to binge watch against their better judgment.

 

Although our team is currently working on an autoplay-next-episode feature for those who have asked for it, we have decided to use VidAngel to help achieve our media goals as families rather than simply copying Netflix’s.  Hence, our tech team will provide an easily available “disable autoplay” button. That’s something I’d like as a parent. We’ll also make it super easy to “enable autoplay” for those who are in the mood to binge. It’s up to you.

 

What do you think? Please share your thoughts or parental feature requests below in the comments. What would you love to have as a feature to your favorite family media app?

 

Even though the average American watches five hours of TV per day, we’re ok if VidAngel families get quality rather than quantity on their media experiences. Watch however the BLEEP you want.

Neal Harmon, Co-founder and Father of Eight 🙂

9th Circuit Court Ruling Has No Impact On VidAngel’s New System

(Los Angeles, CA—August 24, 2017) VidAngel, the market-leading entertainment platform empowering users to filter language, nudity, violence, and other content from movies and TV series on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBOusing modern streaming platforms such as iOS, Android, and ROKUhas been engaged in a high-profile legal battle with Disney, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, and Lucasfilm for more than a year. These Hollywood studios are engaged in a legal effort to render the 2005 Family Movie Act useless in the 21st century, preventing VidAngel and other services from lawfully empowering parents and families to filter content on modern devices in their homes. VidAngel has responded by engaging in a robust, crowd-funded legal defense in which the company is prepared to take its case all the way to the Supreme Court.

Today, VidAngel appellate attorney Peter K. Stris issued the following statement in response to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to deny the filtering company’s appeal of a preliminary injunction granted by the Los Angeles District Court:

“We are of course disappointed in this decision and we’re reviewing our strategy for moving forward.”

VidAngel CEO Neal Harmon has also issued a statement:

“Today’s decision has absolutely no impact on VidAngel’s current service, we remain open for business. While all of the legal back-and-forth plays out, we know our customers are grateful to still have a way to protect their kids and filter harmful content. On the legal front, we are just getting started. We will fight for a family’s right to filter on modern technology all the way.”

About VidAngel VidAngel is the market-leading entertainment platform empowering users to filter language, nudity, violence, and other content from movies and TV shows on modern streaming devices such as iOS, Android, and Roku. The company’s newly launched service empowers users to filter via their Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO on Amazon Prime accounts, as well as enjoy original content produced by VidAngel Studios. Its signature original series, Dry Bar Comedy, now features the world’s largest collection of clean standup comedy and has earned rave reviews from audiences nationwide. 

How VidAngel’s New Service Works

How VidAngel’s New Service Works

Judge Says He Doesn’t Have Enough Information to Clarify the Injunction, Yet

VidAngel Customers,

We just received news from Judge Birotte that “without further factual development on this issue, the Court is not in the position to declare the rights of the parties with regard to this new service.” This is nothing to worry about, it just means the can was kicked down the road.

Judge Birotte’s denial of VidAngel’s motion today was based purely on procedural grounds and not on the merits of our case. Our attorneys are evaluating the decision and will decide next steps in the near future. It is important for everyone to note that this does not affect VidAngel’s new system, which is fully up and running, it simply delays our ability to provide customers with content created by the plaintiffs.

In the meanwhile, we’ll be posting the following notice on the plaintiffs works to let customer know why they are unable to filter those movies and TV shows.

Keep enjoying all the other great content while we sort this out.

Sincerely,

Neal Harmon

CEO

Amazon Fire TV and Android TV Apps

They’re finally here! Since we launched in June, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV have been among the most requested apps. We hear you!

After lots of hard work and some courageous bug fighting, we’re happy to announce that the VidAngel apps for Amazon Fire TV and Android TV are now publicly available! You can find them on the Amazon Appstore and Google Play starting today.

Now you can watch & filter your favorite streaming accounts however the bleep you want right from the comfort of your couch!

We’re excited to get these into your hands and look forward to your feedback on how we can improve.

Best,

Caleb Allen

President Intern and All Things Android

New Movies on VidAngel – July, 2017

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TV Shows added in July, 2017

VIDANGEL EXCLUSIVE

Rachel and the Treeschoolers (S1)

NETFLIX

Anne with an E (S1)
The Crown (S1)
Dexter (S4)
The Get Down (S1-P1, S1-P2)
GirlBoss (S1)
The Office (S1, S2)
Parks & Recreation (S1)
Santa Clarita Diet (S1)
Twin Peaks (S1)

AMAZON

Catastrophe (S1)
Mozart in the Jungle (S1)
Mr. Robot (S1)
Suits (S1)
The Sopranos (S1)
Transparent (S1)
Vikings (S1)

AMAZON HBO

Big Little Lies (S1)
Game of Thrones (S7-E1,S7-E2,S7-E3)
Silicon Valley (S1)

 

Movies added in July, 2017

VIDANGEL EXCLUSIVE

Life on Bitcoin

NETFLIX

Albion: The Enchanted Stallion
Beasts of No Nation – NR
Bridget Jones’s Baby
Butter
Clouds of Sils Maria
Frailty
High-Rise
Man On Wire
Mean Girls
No Country for Old Men – R
Okja (2017) – TV MA
Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday – TV PG
Phoenix (2014) – PG 13
Southpaw
The Break-up
The Imitation Game
The Imposter
The Look of Silence (2014) – PG 13
The Place Beyond the Pines – R
Trolls (2016) – PG
What Happened, Miss Simone?

AMAZON PRIME

12 O’Clock Boys
20 Feet From Stardom (2013) – PG-13
Akeelah and the Bee – PG
Bad News Bears (2005) – PG-13
Barnyard – PG
Before I Fall (2017) – PG 13
Bitter Harvest (2017) R
Blair Witch (2016) – R
Breach (2007) – PG-13
By the Sea (2015) – R
Cats Don’t Dance – G
Chances Are – PG
Charlottes Web 2 – G
Conspiracy
Dark Places (2015) – R
Ghost Dad – PG
I.Q. (1994) – PG
Knight of Cups – R
Little Big League – PG
Lover Come Back – PG
Monster (2003) – R
Paper Planes (2014) – NR
Show Boat (1951) – NR
Silence (2016) – R
Spy Kids 3: Game Over – PG
Star Trek IX
Star Trek VI
Star Trek VIII
Star Trek X
StarTrek I
StarTrek II
StarTrek IV
StarTrek V
The Affair Of The Necklace – R
The Bad News Bears Go To Japan – PG
The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training – PG
The Dressmaker (2015) – NR
The Freshman (1990) – PG
The Last Temptation of Christ – R
The Man With The Golden Gun – PG
The Sea of Trees
The Spy Who Loved Me – PG
The Swan Princess And The Secret Of The Castle – G
Wet Hot American Summer – R
When Trumpets Fade (1998) – R
Wild Card (2015) – R

AMAZON HBO

Grand Piano – R

AMAZON RENTALS

20th Century Women
A Dog’s Purpose
A Monster Calls
All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 – G
Allied – R
Alone in Berlin
An American in Paris – NR
Arrival
Awakening the Zodiac
Before I Fall
Bitter Harvest
Blair Witch
Colossal
Get Out
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Josie and the Pussycats- PG-13
Junior (1994) – PG-13
La La Land
Life (2017) – R
Loving
Mirrormask – PG
Miss Sloane
Monster Trucks
Mrs. Miniver – NR
Passengers
Patriots Day
Pillow Talk (1959) – NR
Power Rangers (2017) PG 13
Sabrina (1954) – NR
Silence
Sing
Smurfs: The Lost Village
Split
Silence
The Boss Baby
The Girl on the Train
The Great Wall
The Last Word
The Pebble and the Penguin – G
The Quick and the Dead – R
The Shack
The Space Between Us
The Uninvited (2009) – PG-13
The Zookeeper’s Wife
Timecop – R
Vice (2015) – R
Voice From the Stone
XXX: Return of Xander Cage
Zero Days (2016) – PG 13

The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017) – PG-13

 

 

Dry Bar Comedy added in July, 2017

Christian Pieper: Glutton for Punishment
Tim Young: What World Is This?
Josh Fonokalafi: The Specific Islander
Collin Moulton: Anti Animal Vegan
Key Lewis: Half Black Half White Looks Mexican
Andrew Sleighter: Breakfast Stealer
Leland Klassen: More True
Jason Love: Jokes On Me
Keith Stubbs: Pound Cake

 

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* VidAngel is not affiliated with or sponsored by Amazon, HBO or Netflix. Amazon, Amazon Prime, and Amazon Instant Video are registered trademarks of Amazon Technologies, Inc. Netflix is a registered trademark of Netflix, Inc. HBO is a registered trademark of Home Box Office, Inc.

* To see the Amazon/HBO/Netflix content that is available, you must have an Amazon/HBO/Netflix account.

Why Can’t I Filter Disney, 20th Century Fox, and Warner Bros on the NEW VidAngel?

Disney and other studios are trying to block even the NEW VidAngel System, even though we met all their previous demands.  Don’t worry, we have thousands of the best titles available. But in 3 minutes, here’s why they’re trying to block us, and how you can help.

A year ago, Disney sued VidAngel and persuaded a judge to temporarily close our old site. ‘Cause Disney used the same rationale it used on the Tower of Terror: “A lot of people love this. Let’s shut it down.”

We think they were in the wrong, as you can see in our video addressing VidAngel’s legality. But while we keep fighting the legal battle, we’ve released a new system that meets Disney’s demands:

  • 1) Pay creators through normal streaming channels, and…
  • 2) Don’t use decryption.

 

Yet Disney’s still trying to block us in court from filtering their movies. So it begs the question — how can it get all it wanted, and still not be happy?

Here’s the problem. Disney says Hollywood’s ok with filtering, just not with VidAngel’s model. But look at the history — Hollywood’s not ok with filtering. Except for filtering dollars out of actresses’ paychecks.

Sony recently tried to release cleaned-up versions of movies, but the Directors Guild threatened to sue for violating contracts that forbid filtering — contracts we know exist because of the Sony leak in 2014. So Sony backed down.

VidAngel (in the past) and our competitor ClearPlay (more recently) tried to filter using a Google Play plugin, but VidAngel got a cease-and-desist letter and ClearPlay was quietly blocked from adding new movies. Now that service doesn’t work at all.  And if ClearPlay’s new service gets big enough to bother Disney, it can be blocked in the same way, by enforcing anti-filtering contracts.

Hollywood studios may say they’re ok with filtering, but look at their actions. They’ve opposed the Family Movie Act, threatened to sue Sony, and actually sued VidAngel, ClearPlay, Cleanflix, and every other filtering company in history prior to VidAngel.

If you ask their permission, they reject you. And if you don’t ask, they sue you. They may say it’s not about filtering. But if Sauron sues Frodo and claims it’s not about the ring, you won’t believe him ‘cause he’s clearly obsessed with the ring. Though that analogy’s not perfect, ‘cause Sauron’s empire is way smaller than Disney’s.

But now you can help. Senator Orrin Hatch and other members of Congress are working to find a solution that allows families to filter on any device and any streaming platform. Please contact your own representatives, and ask them to support Senator Hatch’s efforts.

Here’s how.

Most effective: visit their offices. Very effective: give them a call. It’s like texting, but with your voice. Effective: Post on their Facebook and Twitter since, unfortunately, e-mail messages are often ignored.

To make it easier, you can go to SaveFiltering.VidAngel.com and enter your Zip Code to find their contact info and our advice on what to say.

Thanks for all you do. Now go enjoy our other titles.

LEGAL UPDATE: Setting the Record Straight About Disney’s False Set of Claims Concerning VidAngel and ClearPlay

VIDEO: Setting the Record Straight Concerning Disney’s False Claims About VidAngel and ClearPlay

UPDATE: We have discovered that in some instances, on some devices, it is possible to stream 1080p from Amazon.com on Google Chrome. We have corrected the video and images in this post accordingly.

VidAngel is back! But Hollywood isn’t going to let stay up without a fight.

Disney claims it supports parental filtering but in the words of a well-respected former U.S. Senator, “Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts.”

Does Disney’s rhetoric match reality?

Let’s find out.

FACT: Disney is trying to block VidAngel’s new system from filtering movies. Here is a short video we submitted to the court Monday night taking a deeper look at its arguments:

It took 45 mins of repeatedly watching heads get blown open before we were able to get ClearPlay’s filters to work without crashing. After doing so, we counted at least 65 pauses while playing the movie. This is NOT what Congress intended when it passed the Family Movie Act, the law sponsored by Senator Orrin Hatch that made filtering for families legal.

Want to know how you can help? Go to SaveFiltering.VidAngel.com, tell your Member of Congress to clarify the FMA to ensure its future. 

 

And, for those who are interested, let’s look at the other facts:

  • FACT: June 8th – Disney tells the Ninth Circuit that if VidAngel comes up with a system that isn’t “premised on the DMCA,” VidAngel should file a motion to clarify the preliminary injunction. Watch here.

  • FACT: June 19th – VidAngel submits a motion to clarify the injunction based on the new filtering system. Read motion.

  • FACT: June 20th –  Disney asks the judge either to strike VidAngel’s motion or allow it at least three months to look into every aspect of VidAngel’s business, obviously trying to drain our resources and buy time. Read motion.

  • FACT: June 21st – Senator Orrin Hatch announces his support of VidAngel and filtering.  Read story.

  • FACT: June 22th – VidAngel opposes Disney’s requests to strike or for more time and discovery: Read opposition.

  • FACT: The Court DENIES Disney’s requests to strike and for time time to conduct further discovery (give it up for small victories!).

  • FACT:  July 3rd – Disney files opposition to the new VidAngel Technology. Read opposition

  • FACT: July 10th – VidAngel files its reply. Read Reply.

  • UPDATE: July 31st – hearing in LA scheduled to present the truth to the District Court.

We think the Schells’ comment below posted on Facebook sums up Disney’s opposition well:

  • FACT: Disney’s words lead one to believe they support filtering, but its actions tell an entirely different story.

Want to know how you can help? Go to SaveFiltering.VidAngel.com, tell your Member of Congress that Disney’s Mickey Mouse image on filtering is Fantasy, or Fantasia if you wish.