Disney's Expanded 'Movies Anywhere' Service Puts All Your Movie Content in One Place

Disney's free Movies Anywhere service is expanding thanks to partnerships with Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal, and Warner Bros, allowing customers who purchase movies from services like iTunes and Amazon Video to watch all of their content in one place using the Movies Anywhere apps.

Disney has been using Movies Anywhere for Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm titles since 2014, but now the available content library has greatly expanded. The new Movies Anywhere service replaces the existing Disney version.


With a Movies Anywhere account, Movies Anywhere content purchased from Google Play, Amazon Video, iTunes, and Vudu can be accessed the service. It can also be used for digital content that comes alongside physical copies of DVDs or Blu-Rays so long as they're from Disney or one of its partner studios.

There are Movies Anywhere apps for the Apple TV and iOS devices, and the service is limited to the United States at the current time.

While most movie studios are on board, allowing users to watch more than 7,300 titles, Paramount and Lionsgate have yet to sign up.

Users who sign up for Movies Anywhere and connect their accounts with one digital retailer can get access to Ice Age and Ghostbusters (2016) for free. With two accounts added to the service, users can also get access to Big Hero 6, Jason Bourne, and The Lego Movie at no cost.

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8 months ago
Situation:
There are 14 places to watch videos

14?! Ridiculous! We need to develop one universal place to watch videos

Soon:

Situation:
There are 15 places to watch videos

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seriously though, I wish they did this with games. i must have bought grand theft auto 5 at least 3 times already.
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8 months ago

The last three movies I purchased had digital copies which were only available on Vudu. Pissed me off. I want my whole collection on Itunes so it's on all of my devices. Called the company, they said they're sorry, but I can stream it anywhere. I asked how that worked on planes. Crickets.

If they're going to make up a million services to store our digital media, at least have reciprocal agreements with all of the others so we can each use the service most convenient to us. In the meantime, I won't be buying any movies from WB or Sony again.



Did you not read this post? This is the point of Movies Anywhere you can watch any purchased movie from all of the participating libraries. Link your Vudu and iTunes and then you can just download the movie from the iTunes store on your device.
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8 months ago
Ghostbusters (2016) free? Still not worth it.... man that movie owes me $10 for watching it.
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8 months ago

Situation:
There are 14 places to watch videos

14?! Ridiculous! We need to develop one universal place to watch videos



We have, it's called buying physical media and actually owning the content the rest of your life after you rip it into a digital file and load it into Plex. If a service goes away, you keep your content. It's up to you if you want to upgrade to the next format.

CDs and Blu-Rays are still the best investment. Think of people who bought music on Rhapsody and Zune. One day iTunes Store will go away and so will the movies you think you own. It might be 50 years from now but it'll happen.

and good luck passing down your movies and TV shows to your kids. You can't gift purchases or will them when you die.
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8 months ago
That's nice but Disney needs to step up their 4K HDR streaming titles.
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8 months ago
Now the real question is what is going to happen as far as 4K/HDR rights between services especially iTunes which upgrades HD to 4K?
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8 months ago
This is great news! This means you can buy movies on whatever service you want (Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes or Vudu) and then watch them on any of the services. For example, buy a movie cheap on Vudu and then have it automatically added to your iTunes account.
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8 months ago

Right, it does NOW, but this sounds like it will be yet ANOTHER app to go to. Movies should just be in your library, but I doubt it will be that way.


Right you have to download the app or go to the website first and set up and link all of your accounts. But after that any movie you purchase at VUDU, Amazon, Google, or iTunes will just be in your purchased history for each retailer. So you can go into your purchased section in iTunes and see something you purchased from Amazon. So once you setup everything you don't have to go back to the Movies Anywhere app.
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8 months ago
This is the most beautiful thing ever...all my digital copies in iTunes. Commence buying UV codes like crazy!!
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8 months ago
Managed to connect my VUDU account using the app on my phone so iTunes, VUDU, and Amazon connected.

Just used to the DiscToDigital program for VUDU to convert 10 DVDs to HDX on VUDU ($5 per disc). All 10 showed up in VUDU immediately, then 8 of them showed up in Movies Anywhere. About 10-15 mins later those same 8 finally showed up in my iTunes Movies to watch. The Italian Job and Saving Private Ryan did not transfer over to MA or iTunes (guess they're not part of Movies Anywhere)

On my Apple TV 3 or Roku Premier:
VUDU - up to Dolby Digital Plus 5.1, no extra special features
iTunes - just Dolby Digital 5.1 (no Plus availability), but you get the iTunes versions so more extras (whatever special features are available for the iTunes version).
Movies Anywhere - 2.0 channel stereo sounds only, but with a few special features available.
Amazon Video - Dolby Digital 5.1, with some extras via separate titles.

VUDU no longer offers the 50% off if you convert 10 discs, but this was a nice way to get HD versions of several movies that I rarely watch because I don't use discs anymore. I got the full Lord of the Rings Special Edition, plus 7 other movies for $53 after tax. If I opted to buy the Special Editions straight up from iTunes it would have cost me around $45.

I'll watch movies via VUDU for the Dolby Digital+ for best sounds possible, or iTunes for the Extras.

Along with the five free movies they gave us, I feel I got a pretty good deal today.
[doublepost=1507849064][/doublepost]Now if Movies Anywhere would let me connect more than a single iTunes account my issues would be solved. I still have a handful of movies only available via an older iTunes account I used in the days before iCloud
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