Streaming/Digital Download FAQ:
Film history is, in many ways, the story of an evolving technology, from the cinématographe of the Lumière brothers, to the 3-panels of Cinerama, to the instant streams of Amazon, FilmStruck, and VHX. Flicker Alley is proud to be able to now offer a collection of some of its most popular titles on Amazon and FlickerAlley.com. Newly restored, HD digital editions of these films are available on these platforms for downloadable purchase and/or streaming rental!
1. How can I stream or download Flicker Alley titles?
We offer a number of ways to stream and/or download digital editions of Flicker Alley films:
Via the VHX/Vimeo platform, Flicker Alley has its very own channel for streaming and downloading a ever-growing collection of our films. You can access this channel through the Stream/Download page on our website. Once there, you can browse through the collection and, depending upon the title, either rent or buy your film(s) of choice. Upon renting or purchasing a title, you will be asked to create an account, or to sign in if you already have one.
Renting: By renting a title, you will be able to stream it on your computer, mobile device, or smart TV for a period of 3 days. During the rental period, you may watch the film as many times as you like! The file itself will not be saved to your computer or device, but you will be able to log into your account and access the title at any time during the rental period.
Buying: If a title in the Flicker Alley browser offers the option to buy, you can click on the ‘Buy’ button (located below the credit card info and to the right of the Rent option on the checkout tab). From there, you can select the video resolution you wish to download. Once you have done so, the video file will save to your computer and you can watch from there, or transfer to other external devices.
Flicker Alley also has its own digital storefront on a little site called Amazon. Here, you can rent and/or buy many of our digital publications. Customers with Amazon Prime subscriptions can even stream certain films for free!
Flicker Alley is proud to have some of its most notable films included in the initial launch of FilmStruck, a subscription-based streaming platform created by Turner Classic Movies and the Criterion Collection. Since then, we have continued to add more titles to the FilmStuck collection of classic, arthouse, cult, and international films..
2. What type of internet connection do I need in order to stream/download Flicker Alley content?
A broadband connection is preferred for viewing videos on a desktop. Videos have been optimized to work with standard home Cable & DSL speeds. For mobile devices, video has been further optimized for streaming over wi-fi and 3G/4G networks.
3. Is renting/buying from Flicker Alley’s Stream/Download page secure?
Absolutely! VHX’s credit card processor has been audited by a PCI-certified auditor, and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1, the most stringent level of certification available. They enforce HTTPS for all sensitive data on Flicker Alley, including the public website, the checkout experience, and the user account pages.
4. How do I redeem a coupon/promo code on Flicker Alley’s Stream/Download page?
On the checkout tab or page, enter your email address, click the “Use code” button, enter the coupon code and click the arrow to input it. If the code was for a free copy, you will be able to click Redeem and watch immediately. If the code was for a discount, you will need to enter your payment info to complete the payment.
5. My video playback on Flicker Alley’s Stream/Download site is slow, or not functioning at an optimum level. What are some tips to help speed up my stream/download?
If you’re on desktop and the website loads fine but videos don’t seem to be playing, try a different web browser or try updating your current one. You can also try changing the video resolution, located on the bottom right corner of the playback screen. For mobile devices, buffering can take a little longer so be patient. Always insure you have a strong signal (if you’re on a wireless network with desktop, or on mobile, that you’re wi-fi or network connection is connecting beyond your minimum speed).
For more questions about video playback of Flicker Alley films on VHX, please refer to VHX’s help center.
6. Will I be able to watch a film I rented/purchased from the Flicker Alley Stream/Download page on my TV, iPad, iPhone, smart TV, etc?
Yes, VHX/Vimeo supports video playback of Flicker Alley films on all major devices. Please refer to the VHX help center for information about your specific device.