Disney is pulling support for Microsoft’s Movies & TV platform from Disney Movies Anywhere. The company started informing customers on Thursday that users will no longer be able to store their future purchases of Disney content from Microsoft Movies & TV on Disney Movies Anywhere. Existing content will remain unaffected, and you’ll still be able to access your previous purchases from Disney Movies Anywhere. Disney isn’t sharing exactly why the company is pulling support for Microsoft Movies & TV, and the company will continue to support other leading streaming services — including Amazon Video, Google Play Movies, and Apple iTunes.
In an email to customers, Disney said (via Windows Central):
Thank you for being a member of the Disney Movies Anywhere family! We hope you’re enjoying the ability to share your digital movies across our entire ecosystem of digital providers. You may have recently noticed your account has been unlinked from Microsoft Movies & TV. Any future movie purchases from Microsoft Movies & TV will no longer be shared with Disney Movies Anywhere. However, your existing movies on Microsoft Movies & TV and Disney Movies Anywhere are safe and will not be affected.
To add new movies to your Disney Movies Anywhere collection from other participating digital providers –including iTunes, Amazon Video, VUDU, Google Play, and Fios by Verizon — please log in to your Disney Movies Anywhere account and visit Connect Accounts at disnevmoviesanvwhere.com or on any of our apps.
The move from Disney is particularly interesting, as it’ll be moving all of its Star Wars and Marvel movies exclusively to its upcoming streaming service. With its new streaming service set to debut in 2019, it won’t be surprising to see if the company pulls support for other services in the future in order to get customers to subscribe to its own streaming service that’ll be rich with content from Pixar, Disney studios, Star Wars and Marvel.