How to use Movies Anywhere from outside the US

Microsoft joined Movies Anywhere last week, meaning that users of the Movies and TV app in the US can now sync their purchased movies to multiple storefronts including iTunes, Google and Amazon.

Now, to use Movies Anywhere, you’ll need to be”a resident of the United States, all U.S. territories, or the U.S. associated states of the Federated States of Micronesia and Palau.” This article is therefore aimed at the impatient US citizen shacking up abroad temporarily.

How to use Movies Anywhere outside the US

  1.  Create a Movies Anywhere account. Should you not be in the US at this time for some reason, it is possible to use a VPN of your choice to create an account.
  2. Next, you’ll need to connect your various accounts to Movies Anywhere, including the Google Play Movies and TV, iTunes and Microsoft’s Movies and TV. You can do this by heading to your “connected accounts” page and following the instructions.
  3. Once this is done, you’ll get 5 bonus movies added to your account and X-Men Days of Future Past (For Microsoft Movies and TV additions.)
  4. Now that you’ve connected your account, when making a purchase, do so from your US Microsoft account and not from whatever country you happen to be in. If your credit card doesn’t work for whatever reason, you can purchase US Microsoft gift cards wherever you are. If the content is available in both countries, it’ll sync to all your devices and be made available there as well. Amazon’s a bit stingy about this, but you’ll find that the Google Play Store will let you use your US purchased content when travelling to foreign countries.

Remember, you certainly shouldn’t use this if you aren’t a US resident or Disney will be very, very upset with you.

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