Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
IT | By Lester Massey

Movies Anywhere finally brings your digitally purchased movies together in one place

Movies Anywhere finally brings your digitally purchased movies together in one place

Universal Pictures, Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox and Sony Pictures Entertainment have signed on to the effort, the statement said.

It follows in the footsteps of the UltraViolet locker model (which studios abandoned for superior Disney tech) and the previous proprietary Disney Movies Anywhere. Entertainment purchased or redeemed through digital retailers Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu, Movies Anywhere aims to bring the movies people love together to create a simple, seamless digital entertainment experience across platforms.

Online digital movie lockers have been fraught with road bumps, Ultra Violet was thought to be the answer, however a new service - Movies Anywhere - spearheaded by Disney could work even better.

If you already use the Disney Movies Anywhere service, you're in luck.

In recent years, Disney has offered its service while the five other major studios-Fox, Paramount, Sony, Universal and Warners-supported UltraViolet, a similarly conceived service developed by Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) consortium, which included the aforementioned studios, sans Disney. Movies Anywhere now offers support for devices including Amazon Fire; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; and Roku.

As of this writing, the Movies Anywhere site is still in a holding pattern, featuring an animation and the hashtag #AnywhereIsComing. Movies Anywhere owners will now be able to access their movie library featuring titles from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel from any of their devices. Fans who activate and connect their account with one of these participating digital retailers - Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes or Vudu - will receive a digital copy of both Sony Pictures' Ghostbusters (2016) and Twentieth Century Fox's Ice Age. When they 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 their digital movie collection.

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