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Disney's Movies Anywhere launches with five of six studios on board

12 October 2017, 02:36 | Myron Mathis

Disney's Movies Anywhere launches with five of six studios on board

Google Play Movies Anywhere

There's no subscription fee to use the services, which is just as well seeing as you'll already have paid for the movies.

Movie lovers now have a new home for their favorite digital movies as Movies Anywhere launches in the USA today with an unprecedented five Hollywood studios and four major digital retailers on board.

The app is based on the Keychest technology that also made up the Disney Movies Anywhere service.

Only eligible films will be available in the app, such as anything from Disney's own catalog, which also includes everything from Pixar, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm, plus movies from four more studios.

Comcast Corp's Universal Pictures, Time Warner Inc's Warner Bros, Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's 20th Century Fox and Sony Corp's Sony Pictures Entertainment have signed on to the effort, the statement said.

The movies aren't free, of course: this app simply provides a place through which you can purchase the titles, through the retailers digital retailers Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu.


The goal here is simple, and a unified movie collection is great for consumers.

Paramount is the last remaining major studio that is not a part of Movies Anywhere.

Movies Anywhere will initially feature access to a library of over 7,300 digital movies, along with previews and film extras. "Movies Anywhere means that consumers never have to remember where they purchased a film or which device they can watch it on, because all of their eligible movies will be centralized within their Movies Anywhere library and available across platforms through the Movies Anywhere app and website and also available at their connected digital retailers".

The old apps will be renamed as Movies Anywhere.

Movies Anywhere today announced a limited-time offer to receive up to five digital movies.

The initial push will be for people to link accounts with the service, to push it, Disney is giving users who link their accounts access to Ghostbusters (2016) and Ice Age, and if they link a second retailer they will get access to Big Hero 6, Jason Bourne and The Lego Movie as well.



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