MEERKAT MOVIES is comparethemarket.com’s reward for customers who make a qualifying purchase from us, giving them 2 for 1 cinema tickets every Tuesday or Wednesday, for a whole year. Our apps for iOS and Android are the simplest way for customers to redeem their weekly code to take a friend to the cinema and have been downloaded well over 2 million times.
When we first launched our app in early 2015, the only supported features were to redeem your weekly code and find out which cinemas were participating in MEERKAT MOVIES.
We know that customers who redeem their code to take a friend to the cinema feel much more rewarded, so we wanted to build an app that would encourage and inspire people to go to the cinema.
My previous blog went into some detail on the user centred design approach we took to building out the movie-going features in the app. In that article I spoke about our ambition to build the best cinema-going app in the UK.
We believe (and customers tell us) that we’ve achieved our goal of making a great movie-going app. Customers can see which films are out right now and coming soon, watch trailers, see cast lists, view rich production images from the movie and see where it is playing. You can also find out what’s on at every cinema in the UK (even those which don’t support the MEERKAT MOVIES promotion), get showtimes for every day of the week, and link through to cinema web sites to book tickets.
Watch film trailers and see what’s on at cinemas near you.
Until now, we’ve restricted our app to MEERKAT MOVIES members, so unless you have a comparethemarket.com account with a valid MEERKAT MOVIES membership, you couldn’t see the great film and movies content.
From this week, that changes. You can now use MEERKAT MOVIES as your go-to cinema app even if you don’t have a membership.
Not a member? No worries!
We’re really excited to open up the app to cinema-goers across the UK and can’t wait to hear what you think of it. Stay tuned for more great movie features coming soon.
Oh, and if you’re an Android developer who wants to be part of building something special, we’re hiring
. Come help us create the next generation of our app.