Movies Anywhere App Brings Together 5 Major Hollywood Studios
Oct 12 2017 by Francis Osborne
Movie lovers now have a new home for their favorite digital movies as Movies Anywhere launches in the USA today with an unprecedented five Hollywood studios and four major digital retailers on board. Consequently, the Keychest-powered system that Disney has been using since 2014 will now unlock movies from the said studios which amount to over 7300 titles along with previews and film extras from the studios behind such hits as Wonder Woman, Beauty and the Beast, Spider-Man: Homecoming, War for the Planet of the Apes and The Fate of the Furious. There's no subscription fee to use the services, which is just as well seeing as you'll already have paid for the movies.
There's more, the new Movies Anywhere service can also be linked to Amazon Video, iTunes and Vudu, so any films from the supported studios on those platforms can be viewed in the same place too.
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. A press release announcing the launch said a goal is a simple, seamless digital entertainment experience across platforms.
Movies Anywhere will allow consumers to buy movies and then store them in a "digital locker" which they can access from supported devices.
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That brings together a combined library of more than 7,300 films.
Google invites users to link their accounts now to take advantage of this offer, however, the Movies Anywhere website doesn't appear to have officially launched and the Google Play app page that Google links to also isn't live at the time of writing.
The old apps will be renamed as Movies Anywhere.
As a promo, new users connecting with one of those four retailers will get free digital copies of last year's Ghostbusters remake and Ice Age. When they 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 their digital movie collection.