Disney’s Movies Anywhere service allowed consumers to buy a movie digitally once and enjoy it on all supported apps and services. Since this service was limited to Disney’s movies, it didn’t reach lots of consumers. Understanding the needs of consumers, five major Hollywood studios and four major digital retailers are coming on board to significantly improve the service.
Movies Anywhere service will now support films from Sony Pictures Entertainment, The Walt Disney Studios (encompassing Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Twentieth Century Fox Film, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Movie content purchased or redeemed through digital retailers Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu will be supported through this service. Unfortunately, last month Disney announced that they are pulling support for Microsoft’s Movies & TV platform from Movies Anywhere. Disney didn’t share exactly why the company pulled support for Microsoft Movies & TV.
Movies Anywhere initially features access to a library of over 7,300 digital movies, along with fresh previews and film extras from the studios responsible for such 2017 global blockbusters as Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman,” Sony Pictures’ “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” Universal’s “The Fate of the Furious” and Twentieth Century Fox’s “War for the Planet of the Apes.”
Movies Anywhere today announced a limited-time offer to receive up to five digital movies. Consumers should activate and connect their account with one of these participating digital retailers- Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes or Vudu to 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.
Find more details about this service here.