Small Screen Machine is the new video on demand streaming service brought to you by the team behind the Screen Machine mobile cinema. It allows customers to enjoy the kinds of films Screen Machine would normally programme, as well as those they don’t but believe are something special, without having to wait for a visit, and in the comfort of your own home.
Small Screen Machine began life at the start of lockdown in March 2020 as weekly TV recommendations for Screen Machine customers, but the lockdown has also caused a revolution in the way films are viewed. The Screen Machine team know that many of their customers not only enjoy films for free on terrestrial TV, but also on streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon. Recent technological developments presented Screen Machine with the opportunity to start their own video on demand streaming service with films selected by the team that has been choosing films for customers for more than 20 years.
Small Screen Machine is Screen Machine’s small friend. It’s an addition to the service that allows us to offer customers great films in between visits, or the chance to watch a film you might have missed or wasn’t screened in your area.
How to Watch
After you’ve landed on the Small Screen Machine website, you will need to set up a free account (holders must be over 18). Once you’ve decided what to watch, click the rent button and follow the steps to pay. You will then have 14 days to start watching the film. Once you have started watching it, you will have 48 hours to finish it. You can watch films anywhere in the UK.
You can watch Small Screen Machine on a computer/laptop, tablet, phone, or on your TV via a cable or using Chromecast. More information about Small Screen Machine’s system requirements, such as setting up Chromecast, can be found here.
There is no subscription fee for Small Screen Machine. You only pay when you rent a film. Most cost between £3.49 and £10, with the occasional new release being a bit more expensive. A portion of each rental will go to Regional Screen Scotland, the organisation that runs and operates Screen Machine.