How does virtual cinema work?
Virtual cinema is a way to support a/perture and the independent film industry while theaters are closed across the country. New releases are made available directly from the film distributors for you to watch at home. When you purchase a ticket, you will have anywhere from 2-5 days to stream your film. You’ll receive a confirmation email with your purchase, along with some instructions for how to view. Here are some other ways to watch your virtual film on your tv!
How do I watch with Roku / Firestick?
Several film distributors have their own “channels” that you can add to your Roku or Firestick, including Kino Now, Film Movement Plus, and others. For films that are hosted on Vimeo, you can add the Vimeo channel!
Can I watch with an HDMI cable?
Yes, as long as you have the proper output or adaptor for your computer. Check out our how-to video on this page!
If having your laptop screen open is distracting while watching the film, turn your screen brightness all the way down. You might also want to make sure your computer is plugged in to a power source and that it isn’t set to automatically “sleep” due to inactivity.
How do I cast to my Chromecast
If you have a Google Chromecast, you can cast a video from your computer or smart device using the following steps:
You can find more details on the Chromecast website.
How do I watch on my Smart TV?
The best way to access content on your Smart TV is to download the App from your TV App store if you have a supported Apple or Android TV.*
If you have another type of Smart TV, such as Samsung, it may not be possible to log in or play the content from the built-in internet browser. In other words, it could work, but those browsers are not among our currently supported browsers. If you’d like to try, here are the steps to watch on a Smart TV’s browser:
* Supported Android TVs include AirTV, Nvidia, Hisense, Philips, Sharp, Skyworth, Sony, and Xiaomi.
If that method doesn’t work on your TV, you can check out some of the other options on the Samsung website.
How do I cast this to my Apple TV?
You can do that using a method called AirPlay! Here is how to do it:
If you don’t see the AirPlay icon, make sure it’s enabled in Settings > General > Airplay & Handoff. You can also find these instructions and more information on the Apple website.