Two days ago, a new service from Disney called Movies Anywhere was launched – bringing together streaming movies from Disney, Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal and Warner Bros. alongside digital retailers Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu. This is fantastic news for streaming fans who have digital movies on various apps and want one place to watch them. Our family, for example, owns movies on Disney Movies Anywhere, Google Play, Amazon and Vudu. Disney will be closing the Disney Movies Anywhere service in the near future and made that official by sending out an email saying so today.
The service was easy to sign up for and connect to all the previously mentioned partners. We have already added the app to our Rokus and are up and running in under 10 minutes. Included in the service is the ability to choose profiles and set those profiles to limit content based on their ratings – perfect for making sure your kids only have access to what you want them to watch.
The only downside I see so far is that the content is not available to stream in 4k – a real negative in our household but not a dealbreaker. We’ll just continue to use Vudu for streaming our growing 4k library. More information on the service below. Happy Streaming!
BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 11, 2017 — Movie lovers now have a new home for their favorite digital movies as Movies Anywhere launches in the U.S. today with an unprecedented five Hollywood studios and four major digital retailers on board. Featuring films from Sony Pictures Entertainment, The Walt Disney Studios (encompassing Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Twentieth Century Fox Film, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Entertainment purchased or redeemed through digital retailers Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu, Movies Anywhere brings the movies people love together to create a simple, seamless digital entertainment experience across platforms.
Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts. Movies Anywhere syncs users’ libraries across their connected accounts, so consumers can watch their purchased and redeemed digital movies on an array of platforms including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Roku® devices and popular browsers, with more platforms and retailers to come.
“Movies Anywhere is a massive step forward for the consumer digital media experience, bringing the incredible film libraries of five studios together in a virtual one-stop movie-watching shop,” said Karin Gilford, General Manager, Movies Anywhere, who leads an independent, dedicated cross-functional team of product, technology, marketing and other professionals. “Movies Anywhere means that consumers never have to remember where they purchased a film or which device they can watch it on, because all of their eligible movies will be centralized within their Movies Anywhere library and available across platforms through the Movies Anywhere app and website and also available at their connected digital retailers. And as Movies Anywhere continues to add more studios, retailers and platforms, the entertainment possibilities are endless.”
Movies Anywhere initially features access to a library of over 7,300 digital movies, along with fresh previews and film extras from the studios responsible for such 2017 global blockbusters as Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman,” Sony Pictures’ “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” Universal’s “The Fate of the Furious” and Twentieth Century Fox’s “War for the Planet of the Apes.”
In celebration of this exciting new digital entertainment destination, Movies Anywhere is welcoming new users with a limited-time offer to receive up to five digital movies. Activate and connect your account with one of these participating digital retailers— Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes or Vudu —and you’ll receive a digital copy of both Sony Pictures’ “Ghostbusters” (2016) and Twentieth Century Fox’s “Ice Age.” Connect with a second participating digital retailer and Disney’s “Big Hero 6,” Universal’s “Jason Bourne” and Warner Bros.’ “The LEGO Movie” will be added to your digital movie collection.
About Movies Anywhere
Movies Anywhere simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Movies Anywhere brings together the movies from Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film, The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Participating digital retailers at launch are Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu. Movies Anywhere offers a library of over 7,300 digital movies at launch, including new releases, and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can connect their Movies Anywhere account with participating digital retailers and enjoy their favorite digital movies from the comfort of their living room and across multiple devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Roku® devices and popular browsers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-ray and DVD disc packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere.
Sony Pictures – www.sonypictures.com
The Walt Disney Studios – www.waltdisneystudios.com/about
Twentieth Century Fox Film – www.foxmovies.com
Universal Pictures – www.universalpictures.com
Warner Bros. – www.warnerbros.com
Amazon Video – https://www.amazon.com/MoviesAnywhere
Google Play – g.co/play/movies-anywhere
iTunes – www.apple.com/itunes
Vudu – https://www.vudu.com/MA
Amazon’s Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick – www.amazon.com
Android mobile and tablet devices and Android TV – https://www.android.com/
Chromecast – www.google.com/chromecast
iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV – www.apple.com
Roku – www.roku.com
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