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Movies Anywhere lets you watch your digital movies on any service, and Apple is a launch partner

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Movies Anywhere lets you watch your digital movies on any service, and Apple is a launch partner

Disney has teamed up with 4 large film studios to make sharing film downloads between ecosystems so simple as imaginable.

In 2014, Disney debuted its digital extension, Disney Movies Anywhere, which allowed customers to bridge the ecosystem divide for film downloads. If you purchased, say, The Lion King on iTunes and Aladdin on Google Play Movies, DMA gave you get entry to to each the ones movies on both platform — in addition to on Amazon and Vudu.

Now, Disney has finalized agreements with 4 of the opposite main studios — Fox, Sony Photos, Common, and Warner Bros. — to make bigger the characteristic into a close to all-encompassing carrier, aptly known as Movies Anywhere. The one main holdout seems to be Paramount Photos, which distributes well-liked flicks like Challenge Inconceivable and Transformers.

Available on both Android and iOS or via a dedicated web portal, Movies Anywhere permits customers to signal into their Google Play, iTunes, Amazon, or Vudu accounts and, like DMA, achieve get entry to to all their movies ... anyplace.

It is a carrier that our personal Ara Wagoner has grown to love, since Disney, which evolved the era, works with the person platform suppliers to facilitate the rights control. That implies movies are not sequestered to the Movies Anywhere app, however may also be seen in iTunes like any different acquire. The opposite studios first of all supported a competing era, Ultraviolet, which used to be extraordinarily user-unfriendly and garnered little mainstream use.

It would possibly not stem the expansion of Netflix, Hulu or Amazon High Video, however it is a consumer-friendly transfer in an trade that does not all the time put its shoppers first.

The unifying transfer is without a doubt an try to make purchasing movies a lot extra engaging on this planet of Netflix, Hulu and different streaming services and products, however it additionally solves a significant issue with platform lock-in. Any individual who is moved from an iPhone to Android most probably had the belief that their iTunes tune, movies, and TV displays did not include them. Movies Anywhere does not remedy each drawback, and no longer each studio is on board, however it does deliver us nearer than ever to platform agnosticism.

To incent folks to join Movies Anywhere, which is unfastened, the carrier is providing five free movies when you hyperlink two or extra accounts:

  • Giant Hero 6
  • Ghostbusters (2016)
  • Ice Age
  • Jason Bourne (2016)
  • The Lego Film

At launch, Movies Anywhere is simplest to be had within the U.S., however the firms are running on bringing it to different markets.

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