Legendary Digital Networks (LDN) announced today the launch of the iOS app for Nerdist and Geek & Sundry’s Alpha, its standalone membership video platform. The Alpha iOS app will provide users with mobile access to their favorite Nerdist and Geek & Sundry programs including exclusive shows available only on Alpha such as VAST Season 2 (a live space role-playing game developed and designed by comic book creator Jackson Lanzing), an extended version of Talks Machina (the premiere talk show based on Geek & Sundry’s hit series, Critical Role), Crafting Comics with Jim Higgins (a how-to show about creating comic books), and Alpha Book Club (an online book club hosted by Nerdist Editor-in-Chief, Rachel Heine, Geek Bomb’s Maude Garrett, and Geek & Sundry’s Hector Navarro).
Starting in June, a new slate of shows will be released to the Alpha platform and Alpha members also receive event-based perks like special party invitations, meet and greets, and more. Additionally, Alpha members receive 10 percent off everything on the Alpha store, access to live streams, forums, chat rooms, and much more. The Alpha iOS App can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and new Alpha members receive a 30-day free trial. After the trial is over, users will be able to continue their membership through a monthly price of $4.99 or an annual price of $49.99.
The Alpha app provides the following to members:
- Early access to fan-favorite Nerdist and Geek & Sundry shows including Because Science, Critical Role, The Dan Cave, TableTop and more
- Access to new shows like VAST, Project Pixel, Welcome to the Shadow Zone, Nerdist School of Improv, and Alpha Book Club
- A 10% discount for EVERYTHING on the Alpha store, all of the time
- Access to the live shows and the ability to watch the VOD later
- Chromecast and Airplay support
- Push notifications for your favorite shows
- Access to the Alpha schedule, forums, and chat rooms
The Alpha Android app is currently in development and expected to launch later this year.
Don’t have a mobile device for the new app or would like to try to win one for free? Alpha is giving away a iPad 4 mini!