Blind Bargains

Quick Take: Target Joins the Streaming Video Bandwagon With Target Ticket, but Is it too late?

If your streaming video needs aren't being met by Amazon, Netflix, iTunes, or any
of the other options, then you now have one more to choose from. On Wednesday, Target announced the availability of <a href=\"">Target Ticket after months of beta testing.
\"> Target Ticket is very similar to Amazon or iTunes since there is no monthly
fee. The over 30,000 titles can either be rented or bought and then watched on many
different devices. I decided to try out the service to see if it was accessible and worth the money.

In an effort to test accessibility of this new streaming video option, I decided to sign up for an account and redeem their offer of 10 free titles. After downloading the app on my iPhone, I quickly learned that the account setup process had to be done on the website. Signing up was easy though, but getting access to the ten free titles was more steps then I wanted. In order to redeem the offer, you need to give your billing information and sign up for a service called Ultra Violet. Once all of that was complete, I chose my ten free titles from the very short list. The highlight for me was \"The Producers\".

Next was the quest to find out if the iPhone app would be accessible. The app itself is just a player, so all purchasing and renting has to be done on the website for iOS users. This is fine though since the website is pretty accessible. Once I had added my ten free titles to my library, I loaded the app and signed in. The titles in your library are only visible to VoiceOver if you are in list mode, but once this is selected, you can see and choose to watch any of them.

My overall impression is that this service is a good option if you are interested in another streaming video service that you can access on your iOS device. Target Ticket is also available on PC, Mac, Android, Roku, Xbox and Samsung TVs and Blu-Ray players, but I can only speak to the accessibility of the iOS app and the website.

It will be interesting to see if Target is successful with this new venture or if they're too late to the game.

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Category: Books/Movies/Music

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For the past three years Alena has been a feature writer for the online magazine Matilda Ziegler. She has also been a contractor for the Oregon Commission for the Blind, helping blind adults learn to use adaptive technology. She is studying to be a teacher of the visually impaired at Portland State. You might also recognize her from the Serotalk podcast Triple Click Home.

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