Filmin is the is the Spanish streaming platform created by the company with the same name. The platform in question is focused on auteur cinema, independent cinema and series, although it also has several commercial film titles. Despite the fact that it has been on the scene for more than a decade, the truth is that its fame is far below that of other streaming services such as Netflix or HBO. In fact, the operation of the platform is somewhat different from that of the aforementioned services, as we will see below.
Filmin, how it works and advantages of this alternative to Netflix
What movies and series can I find on Filmin?
Filmin comes with a promise, that of offering “the best cinema collection in Spain”. And so it is. The platform today has more than 10,000 titles, the majority of Spanish origin. We can also find international productions, in addition to series and the occasional documentary.
Unlike other platforms, Filmin makes sure to offer limited but quality content. According to the platform itself, there is only room for “titles of proven quality, with awards, with prestige, with which you will surely not waste time”. To this we must add that the company collaborates closely with some national and international producers. This means that we can see certain titles at the same time that they are released on the big screen.
What subscriptions does Filmin have in Spain?
Filmin’s subscription system is somewhat different from what we find in other more or less known services. On the one hand, the company offers two monthly subscriptions whose difference varies in price and number of tickets per session (we will talk about the latter later). Filmin’s roadmap is as follows:
- Basic Monthly Subscription: 8 euros per month with two simultaneous screens, offline download and more than 10,000 titles available.
- Monthly Subscription Plus: 15 euros per month with two simultaneous screens, offline download, three tickets and more than 10,000 titles available.
Another option that the platform considers are annual subscriptions. The advantages over the monthly rates are maintained, although the price per month is considerably reduced.
- Basic Annual Subscription: 84 euros a year (about 7 euros a month) with two simultaneous screens, offline download and more than 10,000 available titles.
- Annual Subscription Plus: 120 euros a year (about 10 euros a month) with two simultaneous screens, offline download, twenty-five tickets and more than 10,000 titles available.
What are Filmin tickets?
Filmin tickets are the currency of the platform to rent movies that are marked on the web with a diamond. In general, the type of content that we can see with tickets is based on recently released movies. The rates currently handled by the platform are as follows:
- Pack of 5 tickets: 15 euros.
- Pack of 20 tickets: 55 euros.
As Filmin indicates on its website, tickets can be used in any title available in the catalog, with the exception of series and films distributed by Universal and MGM. Of course, once we have viewed the title in question, we will not be able to play it again. In fact, Filmin only allows you to continue playing the title for the first 72 hours after playing the movie or series for the first time. It should be noted that tickets that do not expire and are cumulative.
What video quality does Filmin have in its content?
Filmin does not specify the playback quality of your videos, it only makes mention that they are in “high definition”. Like Netflix and HBO, the final quality depends on the speed of the Internet connection. The scheme followed by the company is as follows:
- From 3 to 5 Mb: low video quality.
- From 5 to 8M b: Average video quality.
- 8 Mb or more: high video quality.
Can I use PayPal to pay on Filmin?
Correct, Filmin supports the payment of subscriptions through PayPal, as well as the rest of the platform’s digital products. Too we can use Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards through the payment gateway based on BBVA technology.
Can I download series and movies to play offline?
Affirmative. Filmin not only supports offline content download, but has a limit of 12 chapters. Of course, the functionality is limited to devices with Android and iOS as the operating system, that is, to mobiles and tablets.
Can I use Filmin if I am outside of Spain?
Filmin currently offers its services in Mexico and Portugal since 2016. Outside these countries, the limitation is subject to the laws of the European Union if we reside within one of the member countries. In other words, we can use Filmin within Europe but not beyond the barriers of our continent. In this case we can use a VPN to simulate our location within the country.
What devices are compatible with the Filmin application?
Filmin has a fairly extensive list of compatible devices that we recommend you visit from tuexperto.com. Gross modeThe list of Filmin compatible devices is summarized as follows:
- Playstation 4 (Playstation 3 is not supported)
- Android TV (Philips, Sony and Sharp)
- Fire tv
- LG TVs with Netcast 2.0 and WebOS
- Samsung TVs with Tizen
- Apple tv
Can I rent a Filmin movie without paying a subscription?
The truth is that yes. Filmin gives the possibility to rent movies individually. We will only have to create a user within the platform and associate a PayPal account or a credit or debit card to make the rental payment.
The restrictions applied to the reproduction of content are the same as for a conventional ticket, that is, We will only be able to play the movie during the first 72 hours since we started playing it for the first time.