Four other studios have teamed up with Walt Disney Studios to launch Movies Anywhere digital movie locker. Built on the idea of the Disney Movies Anywhere app, this free app allows consumers to manage and watch their personal digital movie collections across all participating studios, retailers, and platforms.
Joining The Walt Disney Studios, which includes Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm, are Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros. Entertainment. Movies Anywhere plans to offer over 7,300 movies at launch.
In the Movies Anywhere app, you can sync your previous purchases from Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes and/or Vudu accounts with the new movie locker. When you buy a blu-ray or DVD copy, you can redeem digital copy codes to add that film to your movie locker as well.
“Movies Anywhere means that consumers never have to remember where they purchased a film or which device they can watch it on,” said Karin Gilford, General Manager of the Movies Anywhere team. “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.”
Movies Anywhere users can watch their collected films across numerous platforms including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Roku devices and popular browsers, with more platforms and retailers to come.
To celebrate the launch, new users can add up to five free movies*— including Disney’s hit animated film Big Hero 6—to their Movies Anywhere collection by connecting their first two qualifying digital retailer accounts.
If you’re currently a user of the Disney Movies Anywhere app, your current password will work on the new app and all your previously purchased and redeemed titles will already have been moved over. The big difference is that so far, I don’t see a rewards program for free movies and merchandise like exists on Disney Movies Anywhere.
* Note: Users can add up to 5 Free Movies to their Movies Anywhere library when they connect participating digital retailer accounts (iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu or Google Play). Registration with Movies Anywhere and connection for the first time with one participating digital retailer required to receive Sony’s Ghostbusters (2016) and Twentieth Century Fox’s Ice Age. Connection for the first time with a second participating digital retailer required to receive Disney’s Big Hero 6, Universal’s Jason Bourne and Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Movie.