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Movie studios join Disney-led service to link digital purchases

12 October 2017

Available first in the United States, just connect your accounts using the new Movies Anywhere app or on the Movies Anywhere website, and all the movies you've purchased from Disney, Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal and Warner Bros. will be available for you to watch on Google Play.

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. Before today, the sharing capabilities were limited only to Disney. Movies Anywhere owners will now be able to access their movie library featuring titles from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel from any of their devices.

Five Hollywood film studios have joined together to offer a new service created to make it easier for consumers to collect digital movies that they can watch at home or on mobile devices, the studios said in a statement on Wednesday. Unfortunately, last month Disney announced that they are pulling support for Microsoft's Movies & TV platform from Movies Anywhere.

Online digital movie lockers have been fraught with road bumps, Ultra Violet was thought to be the answer, however a new service - Movies Anywhere - spearheaded by Disney could work even better.

While it's owned by Disney, it operates independently via an advisory committee representing the participants, and movies can be redeemed through Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu.

That brings together a combined library of more than 7,300 films. Connecting with a second gets free copies of Big Hero 6, Jason Bourne and The LEGO Movie.

Movie studios join Disney-led service to link digital purchases