Best places to buy ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition’ in digital format

the-hobbit-the-desolation-of-smaug-posterThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition will release to several Blu-ray Disc extended editions on November 4, including an exclusive Amazon edition with statue designed by Weta Workshop. But if you want to go completely digital the film has also been released to Digital SD & HD formats from several online video services. Let’s take a look at pricing for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition so you know where to buy and how the film can easily be added to your digital collection.

On average, most of the most popular services such as Amazon Instant Video and Apple iTunes are selling the extended version for $19.99 in HD, or $14.99 in SD. As of this publication, the most expensive places to buy The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition in HD are from Best Buy’s Cinema Now and Comcast’s Xfinity On Demand service where the title costs $20.99 in HD. The most expensive place to buy the film in SD quality is Xfinity On Demand where it’s priced much higher than other vendors at $18.99.

For those of you building up your UltraViolet-based digital movie collection, UV-supporting digital services include Target, Walmart’s Vudu, and Best Buy’s Cinema Now. Once you link your accounts from Cinema Now, Target and Vudu, your library will contain all titles purchased within the UltraViolet database.

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition” Digital Price Comparison*

  • Apple iTunes $19.99 (HD) $14.99 (SD)
  • Amazon Instant Video $19.99 (HD) $14.99 (SD)
  • Best Buy Cinema Now $20.99 (HD) $15.99 (SD)
  • Google Play $19.99 (HD) $14.99 (SD)
  • Target Ticket $19.99 (HD) $14.99 (SD)
  • Vudu $19.99 (HD or HDX) $14.99 (SD)
  • Verizon FiOS On Demand (HD) (SD)**
  • Xfinity On Demand $20.99 (HD) $18.99 (SD)
  • Sony Entertainment Network $19.99 (HD) $14.99 (SD)
  • Xbox Video $19.99 (HD) $15.99 (SD)

*At time of article publication.

**Price not available to non-subscribers

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