Saturday, 21 October, 2017

Movie studios join Disney-led service to link digital purchases

Google Play Movies Anywhere Five Hollywood Studios On Board For Movies Anywhere Service
Terence Owen | 12 October, 2017, 12:23

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. With a free Movies Anywhere account, films you purchase via Google Play Movies, Amazon, iTunes, or Vudu will all appear in a combined library - and you won't have to repurchase them to get access.

The Movies Anywhere service was developed by Walt Disney Co to provide a single app and website where customers can find movies they have purchased from a variety of retailers.

Today, the idea of merging the various digital movie collections owned by many consumers will become a reality with the expansion of the Disney Movies Anywhere app and website to include nearly every major film studio in Hollywood.

This relaunch makes it a valid competitor to UltraViolet and, with numerous other UV-supporting studios joining Disney in the venture, casts a shadow of doubt over the future of the other widely accepted digital library scheme.

Sensex, Nifty turn choppy; Airtel, Coal India top losers
At the close, the benchmark 30-share index, BSE Sensex lost 90.42 or 0.28% at 31,833.99 with 23 components registering drop. The Nifty50 revisied sub-10,000 level and was trading at 9,990.65, up 5.85points, or 0.06 per cent.

Movies Anywhere is a new service from various movie studios that will combine your movie library from multiple platforms. It's general manager Karin Gilford told THR that it is in talks with Paramount and she "hopes they will join us".

Rumored yesterday, and then teased via social media hours later, the revamped Movies Anywhere app is expected to launch "any time", per a representative for the studios, with details officially released just minutes ago.

It may be more tricky for UltraViolet users.

In celebration of this exciting new digital entertainment destination, Movies Anywhere is welcoming new users with a limited-time offer to receive up to five digital movies. Understanding the needs of consumers, five major Hollywood studios and four major digital retailers are coming on board to significantly improve the service.

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