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Movies Anywhere App Launches With Joint Studio Backing

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  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Stephanie Prange, writing for Variety:


    Five of the six major Hollywood studios have joined forces to make digital movie collecting easier than ever.

    Movies Anywhere, a free app and website digital locker service, launches tonight at 9 p.m. PT, backed by four top digital retailers and content from Walt Disney (including Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Entertainment — a combined library of more than 7,300 digital movies.

    Movies can be redeemed through digital retailers Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu (owned by Walmart).

     
  2. TomG

    Regular Supporter

    If it replaces Ultra Violet, I’m game. It sucks that most of my digital movies are in iTunes and a few I can’t get to stream on an Apple TV because of fragmented services
     
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  3. CMilliken

    Trusted

    Completely agree! Really hope this eliminates Ultra Violet. I still buy physical copies for most my movies but I recently had enough with the UV crap that I started to buy movies that only came with a UV code on iTunes. The whole free 4K upgrade also has me almost convinced to go completely digital but I’ll see.
     
  4. john343

    Newbie

    Thank God. Disney has been doing this for years; this program was previously "Disney Movies Anywhere". Apparently Disney pitched this idea to the other studios but they all decided to go with UltraViolet (which is garbage.)
     
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  5. JimmyIymmiJ

    Music, a steady riot in my soul. Prestigious

    Set mine up. If it's as good as Disney Movies Anywhere I'll be happy. Definitely promising.
     
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  6. Kaduck

    Newbie

    Also, if you guys didn’t know, linking your account to two other accounts such as ITunes, Amazon, Google Play, or VUDU, and you get five free movies. It’s the new Ghostbusters, Ice Age, Bourne, Big Hero 6, and The LEGO Movie.

    Information here.
    Movies Anywhere App Officially Launches, Offers 5 Free Films
     
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  7. john343

    Newbie

    I just realized that it's one movie from each studio. Not crazy about any of them, but still pretty cool.
     
  8. Kaduck

    Newbie

    Yea, I noticed that as well. It's nice that they give you a way to get started on your collection. I'll gladly accept freebies if I don't have to do anything for them. Usually, haha.
     
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  9. carrytheweird

    www.nrdc.org

    Of course Ghostbusters is free. No one was paying to see that.
     
  10. CyberInferno

    Line below my username Supporter

    I caught a free screening of it. It wasn't that bad, but it certainly wasn't worth buying to own.
     
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  11. carrytheweird

    www.nrdc.org

    I had higher hopes even after the bad reviews. I saw it and feel that they were nice tbh.