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The Auteurs



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Published 08/21/2009 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
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What can you use the app for?

The Auteurs is an online cinema which can be used to rent films without having to leave your house. It’s more than just a rental store because you can also talk about films and help people to decide whether or not they should watch these films. You can read other people reviews which will also make things very easy. It’s a high tech professional website which can stream high definition videos freely to people.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

The Auteurs was founded in May 2007 by Efe Cakarel. The company is based in California, USA. The business has received over $750,000 in funding from various sources. Competitors of this site include NetFlix, Apple and Amazon. These competitors are all very big names but this doesn’t make this site a bad thing. TheAuteurs.com was renamed Mubi.com in May 2010.

What are the differences to other apps?

The Auteurs is a place where you can watch and talk about films. It’s a very efficient and useful application. However the name The Auteurs is actually very difficult to spell which can mean that people don’t visit the site. The site is worldwide and has a number of different regions, the region you get access to will depend on your geographic location.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The site has a modern look and feel to it although it can be a bit overwhelming at first. There is a sign in page on the main page which makes it easy to access your account. There is also a list of popular films. There is also a film of the month available which is free.

How does the registration process work?

If you want to watch films using the site then you need to first register for an account. Registering is very easy and simple. If you don’t want to registry then it’s also possible to connect with your facebook account. Signing up is very quick, you just need to complete a very short form. You only need to enter the password once, so you must be careful. You will be logged straight in and you will also be sent a confirmation email. As soon as you have completed the first form you can rate some movies. You then get the option of inviting your friends from various places. If you don’t want to do this then simply click the skip this step button. You will then be logged in and you can start browsing the films on offer. There are some free films, although most of them cost $5 or under.

What does it cost to use the application?

Registering for an account is free however you will have to pay to view certain films. There are some films which are free to watch, this includes the film of the month. The majority of films cost $5 to rent and view. All of the films are displayed in their normal aspect ratio.

Who would you recommend the application to?

The Auteurs is aimed at people who love watching films. Although there are a number of other competing websites including very big names such as Amazon and NetFlix this one does offer some nice features. The pricing is very easy to understand and some of the films are also available for free.

  • Rent films to stream online over the internet
  • Search or browse the various films depending on the different categories


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