Japan’s KDDI launches Video Pass

Streaming service offers access to 1,000 titles

TOKYO — Japan’s KDDI, which operates cell-phone service Au, and subsid Okinawa Cellular, have launched Video Pass, a subscription streaming service that offers unlimited access to 1,000 pics, drama skeins, toons and other titles.

The service, which is available on smartphones, PCs, tablets and via cable, will cost $7.34 a month, which compares with $12.19 for the rival service operated by Hulu.

The service will be joined in mid-June by Song Pass, which will offer unlimited music streaming for $3.92 monthly. The service will learn the user’s musical preferences and suggest appropriate tune choices.

Video Pass also offers an A La Carte Rental Plan for users who want to view new and popular pics on a PPV basis, as well as its Rental Pack Plan that allows users to rent entire drama series.

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