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Voddler, the Spotify-for-movies, gets more mystery funding

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[Sweden] Movie-streaming service Voddler (the so-called ”Spotify for movies”) has received about 3.4 million Euros (35 million SEK) in funding from a group of private investors. The money will supposedly go to developing the service.

Voddler has chosen to not to give out any info about the investors or how large their share in the company will be. The company has about 50 share holders to date. One of them is Deseven Capital where Voddler’s CEO Marcus Bäcklund is a partner.

At the end of October the company signed a deal with Paramount and Disney, allowing them to stream their movies through the service.

The company was created way back in 2005, but launched in October this year, when the service was offered to ISP Bredbandsbolagets’ 500 000 customers. Back then Bäcklund told Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter that he was expecting about half of those customers to start using Voddler. Today the service has about 70 000 users.

  • Adam

    This is theire second round. They have raised about 10M eur previously.

  • elvirs

    no beta invites?

  • Jason Kwon

    Well, there are so many online streaming sites for full-length movies, both for free and paid .. and Voddler is one of them, I guess. To me, the real challenge is to weed through the 1000s and 1000s of movies and TV shows that are available online and try to find what might interest me. If Voddler can offer me what I might like by knowing my taste, then there is value in it. I’ve been using some services that offer me recommendations in Netflix style for online movies .. and the best of that lot is http://www.cruxle.com that automatically recommends movies and TV shows I might love to watch both online and on TV. The best part is it needs very little information about my taste .. I find their recommendations to be pretty accurate.

  • redouane

    is it region free ? or the usual us only (sweden only for this case)

  • Jack

    It’s not fair to compare Spotify with Voddler. Spotify is a fantastic service and Voddler is just shit. Poor performance, bad user interface and limited content. The service is worse than Joost. They have no chance.

    • Mario

      connected to that, how such operations manage to collect 10M EUR without even having beta? By giving a promise to investors only?

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  • http://www.theauteurs.com Efe Cakarel

    well.. if Voddler is Spotify-for-movies, The Auteurs is then Spotify-for-quality-movies (according to this fine gentleman from Norway, anyways..):

    http://bit.ly/3vONmw

  • daniel zane

    this can only be great for the end users. daniel zane hertfordshire

  • http://www.brandbucket.com Caitlin

    Nice clever domain name. Easy to remember – very brandable.

  • http://bceagles.com rob

    I have used voddler as I got an invite and man it IS AWFUL!!! AWFUL SELECTION…AWFUL INTERFACE…AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL. It would not be so bad with just the selection but the interface is like a prison…it locks you in…offers no mouse interface…I CANNOT BELIEVE THEY CONNED ANYONE TO GIVE THEM MONEY!! Seriously it is THAT BAD! I love Spotify but it is unfair to mention them in the same breath!!!

  • Bob

    Man, everybody acts like Voddler is a full-paid-completely-ready-to-use-service/software.

    Well, it isn’t.

    It’s still in Beta and even Alpa (on Mac) so before you all b****h and complain about how “awful” or shitty it is, help them out by pointing out what needs to get done instead.
    I too, think a lot of things with Voddler isn’t good, but I’m sure they’ll fix most of it in it’s golden released.

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  • http://urandriodapps.com Kevin

    I can’t believe this was out there all along!

  • http://urandriodapps.com Ryan

    I can’t believe this was out there all along!

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