Movie maker Pureflix, a popular movie streaming service that operates in France, has launched a new app for people looking to watch their favorite movies offline.
The company announced on Wednesday that it is launching a free app for Android and iOS devices called Pureflix Movies.
It will be available to download from the Play Store and Apple’s App Store.
The app allows users to quickly access their library of movies and TV shows, browse their collections and search for movies that are being streamed.
Users can also browse the library, add and edit movies, and watch them on their mobile devices.
It will be the first app to launch in France that allows users of smartphones and tablets to access movies, said Pureflix CEO and cofounder Pierre Dufour.
It’s a huge opportunity for us to bring to the French people an experience of watching movies offline,” he said in a statement.
The Pureflix app will not be available in the U.S. and Canada.
It comes as France grapples with a new wave of piracy, with a number of major movie theaters shutting down due to lack of customers and moviegoers alike wanting to watch the movies in their own homes.
A French-language streaming service, Netflix, has been available in France for years but was shut down in February for failing to attract customers.
The new app will be a welcome boon for French movie lovers who are unable to watch online.
The French movie industry is notoriously inefficient when it comes to delivering quality movies to theaters and consumers, and it is the only one that is not subsidized by French taxpayers, said Alexandre Lefebvre, director of the Paris film industry association, the DIF.
Pureflix’s new app is the latest in a series of attempts to revive the French movie business.
It has also launched a streaming app for Chinese moviegoers in China.
Last year, the company announced that it would launch a service for Chinese customers that will let them watch the latest movies in Chinese theaters.
The company said at the time that it was working with China Film Group to launch a French-based service in March, but has not yet released any details on that.