PVN Movies On Demand: Free Movies at Penn

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Don't need the explanation? Click one of the options below to access this month's free movies on demand!

RESIDENT SELECT

CRITERION ON DEMAND

 

What's On This Month?

Go to our PVN Movies On Demand title list page to see what new titles we've added, what titles are still available, and what's coming up!

About PVN Movies On Demand

Penn Video Network's Movies On Demand service delivers free movies to your laptop or mobile device via browser or app. These movies are free and available to everyone on Penn's internet or WiFi. Whether you're taking a break from studying in Van Pelt Library or looking for a late-night movie to watch in your College House bedroom, just connect to PennNet, open your favorite browser, and click over to either of our licensed movie streaming portals, Resident Select or Criterion On Demand.

Approximately 40 new movies are available each month, with the majority of past month selections viewable on-demand through the academic year. Our movies list represents everything from recently-released blockbusters, foreign language films, and Hollywood classics to fine arts performances, avant-garde cinema, and historical and informational documentaries.We also support classes that include movies in their curricula.

If you are a Penn instructor, office, or group who would like to learn more about how PVN's Movies on Demand can support your class or event, visit the Academic Support Films page.

If you prefer to watch PVN movies on a traditional television channel, please let us know! We value your feedback.

 

How to Watch: Resident Select

- Start using Resident Select - or, click this link: http://bit.ly/PVN-ResidentSelect

Resident Select allows Penn users to stream to their computer or mobile device many of the PVN Movie Channel titles available for the month.

Resident Select Screen

How Resident Select works

Open your favorite browser and enter this URL:
http://bit.ly/PVN-ResidentSelect
After a brief licensing redirect, you’ll be taken to the movie list. You may need to install the Widevine plugin before you can watch your movie. (If you're having trouble installing the Widevine plugin, please go here.) Click on the title you want, and it will pop up in the top frame. Use the controller bar at the bottom of that frame to play, stop, pause, rewind, or fast forward through the movie. You can also view titles full screen, using the control button in the bottom right of that frame.

Note: You can only use Resident Select while you're on Penn's campus, using a Penn IP address. If you're having trouble connecting while on campus, try disconnecting and reconnecting your laptop or mobile device to PennNet, AirPennNet, or Penn's eduroam network.

Resident Select is also available for mobile devices!

 

How to Watch: Criterion On-Demand

- Start using Critierion-On-Demand - or, click this link: http://bit.ly/PVN-CriterionOnDemand

Stream movies on-demand to your computer using Criterion On Demand. Titles are updated each month, so make sure to catch this month's movies before they're gone!

Resident Select Screen

How Criterion On Demand works

Open your favorite browser and enter this URL:
http://bit.ly/PVN-CriterionOnDemand
After a brief licensing redirect, you’ll see the current month's movie list. Click on the title you want, and it will open in your browser window. For most titles, you can choose between an option with English subtitles, or just "Play Video". Your choice will open the play window for your movie. Press the play icon in the middle of the movie window to start playback. Use the control options at the bottom of the window to play, stop, pause, rewind, or fast forward through the movie. You can also view titles full screen, using the control button in the bottom right of that frame.

Note: You can only use Criterion On Demand while you're on Penn's campus, using a Penn IP address. If you're having trouble connecting while on campus, try disconnecting and reconnecting your laptop or mobile device to PennNet, AirPennNet, or Penn's eduroam network.

 

Reserving titles

We reserve monthly titles for PVN's Movies on Demand Service approximately four to five weeks in advance of the air month; e.g., January movies are reserved around late November. To make a specific reservation request for a class or event, please visit our Academic Support Films page.

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