What is PassionFlix?
PassionFlix is a online streaming service that specializes in the Romance genre. The intend to create original films based off of your favorite romance novels, and release them every 1-2 months.
Who created PassionFlix?
PassionFlix was created by women who love romance as much as the rest of us do. That’s what makes it so great. Movies created by women for women and based off books written by women for women.
How much does it cost?
The streaming service is $5.99 per month. For US subscribers you can find other movies like “Bride and Prejudice” and “Strictly Ballroom”, some of my favorites, as streaming options as well. Outside of the US only original movies will be available at this time. If you were an early subscriber before the first original movie launched you were able to lock it in at $3.99 per month for the first year.
How can I watch?
After signing up for a subscription all you need to do is log-in to your account and start streaming. It works much like Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services. They have apps in Google Play and the Apple App Store. Passionflix even uses Chromecast so you can stream directly to your TV from your mobile device. In my experience it works best if you select the cast button first to connect your device, then hit play. It doesn’t always sync right when you press play first and then cast.
What I Love
I love the ability to use chomrecast, and watch movies on my phone, tablet, etc. I love that the movies are not removing the sex scenes. They are not explicit, but they are just the right amount of naughty. Speaking of naughty I love the nice to naughty search function they have available.
I love the cute phrases they use to describe sub-genres of movies. Like “Chutzpah and HooHah” and “Tissues and Ice Cream”. They perfectly describe some of the moods I’ve been in when deciding on what kind of romance I want at that moment.
Suggestions for the Future
- Add a subscription service through Amazon Prime. Not sure on the contractual aspects of this, it may not even be possible. I do know that I have seen similar streaming services that are subscribed directly through Prime Video.
- While watching today I had to stop the movie to visit with the in-laws. Later that night when I went back to finish it I had to restart the movie. It didn’t save my place. Not a big deal I remembered where I was, but I might be spoiled by Netflix and Amazon offering this service.
- Start a series – I can’t take credit for this one. I actually discovered PassionFlix through a Toni Aleo’s Training Camp (a private facebook group for her fans). One of the group members suggested that the Assassin Series could be made into a series on PassionFlix. As a fan of the book series, and hockey I couldn’t agree more. I wouldn’t mind seeing other series like T.S. Joyce’s Damon’s Mountains multiple series.