Update: Free “The Incredibles” offer is over. New reward is nicely done copy of the original sheet music for Mary Poppins’ “Let’s Go Fly A Kite” when you buy copy of “Saving Mr. Banks.” Details on the Disney Movie’s Anywhere site.
At first I wasn’t interested in Disney Movie Anywhere, I had heard that it was only for ipad, iphone, and itouch owners. Those of use who don’t own an iOS 7 capable device, were out of luck. But I was wrong. We ‘alternate’ service users can still view videos (including a few exclusive titles) for free on the website (which isn’t really anywhere, but better than nowhere). But I’m getting ahead of myself.
What is Disney Movie’s Anywhere? It’s a new digital movie service and app that gives you cloud-based access to your library of digital Disney movies anywhere. For now, you can get movies you’ve downloaded via iTunes or Disney’s digital locker and add them to the service. Those who download the all-new app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch can discover, purchase, manage, and watch movies from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel to watch at home and on the go. Just activate today and connect your Disney Movies Anywhere account to your iTunes account and you will receive a free digital copy of Disney•Pixar’s classic “The Incredibles.” (offer is only good for a limited time )
“Disney Movies Anywhere offers an exceptional consumer experience built around some of the most beloved and popular entertainment brands in the world,” said Alan Bergman, President, The Walt Disney Studios. “This unique technology underscores Disney’s commitment to meeting our consumers where they are with the content they want, and we’re thrilled to debut with iTunes, the #1 digital media retailer in the world.”
Connect your iTunes account to your Disney Movies Anywhere account to begin populating their Disney digital movie locker and watch movies online and on your device. Featuring simultaneous access on multiple devices, Disney Movies Anywhere enables consumers to stream and download Disney movies on their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Apple TV (through iCloud or using AirPlay).
There has been some negative feedback on the service. For now, you’re not necessarily getting the highest quality films via the service. So while the resolution may be fine for your handheld device, it may not work perfectly if you try to throw it to your AppleTV or large computer monitor. To put it another way, it’s optimized for fast download. The movies aren’t anything you can’t normally get, but access to the special features, previews, and more is what made me sign up. You can even view the “The Making of the Making of Frozen” video that features Josh Gad without buying the movie. I like that.
Since 2008, Disney has included codes in select DVD and Blu-ray products redeemable for digital copies of Disney, Pixar, and Marvel films. You can now redeem these codes through Disney Movies Anywhere, and Digital Copy titles previously redeemed in Disney Movie Rewards or via iTunes will automatically be active in both Disney Movies Anywhere and iTunes once you log into Disney Movies Anywhere and connects your iTunes account. Additionally, for the first time, consumers can now earn Disney Movie Rewards points for their digital purchases through Disney Movies Anywhere going forward.
Sign up is available through the Disney Movies Anywhere website. Just connect your iTunes account with your Disney account to get your free download of Pixar’s “The Incredibles.” I did it even though I don’t have an iOS device, at least I have “The Incredibles” in my digital locker now.