Movies Anywhere has launched in the U.S. with five Hollywood studios and four digital retailers on board. Apple’s iTunes is among the digital retailers.
The service features films from Sony Pictures Entertainment, The Walt Disney Studios (encompassing Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Twentieth Century Fox Film, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Entertainment purchased or redeemed through digital retailers iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, and Vudu, Movies Anywhere brings the movies people love together to create a simple, seamless digital entertainment experience across platforms.
Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts. Movies Anywhere syncs users' libraries across their connected accounts, so consumers can watch their purchased and redeemed digital movies on an array of platforms including: the Apple TV; iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch; Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; Roku devices and popular browsers, with more platforms and retailers to come.
(The Movies Anywhere app is not yet live in the App Store, but is expected to debut in soon as a free download. Users can activate a Movies Anywhere account through the service's dedicated website.)
"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,” says Karin Gilford, general manager, Movies Anywhere. “And as Movies Anywhere continues to add more studios, retailers and platforms, the entertainment possibilities are endless."
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 films 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."
To celebrate the launch, Movies Anywhere is welcoming new users with a limited-time offer to receive up to five digital movies. You can activate and connect your account with iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, or Vudu, and you'll receive a digital copy of both Sony Pictures' "Ghostbusters" (2016) and Twentieth Century Fox's "Ice Age." Connect with a second participating digital retailer and Disney's "Big Hero 6," Universal's "Jason Bourne" and Warner Bros.' "The LEGO Movie" will be added to your digital movie collection.