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. "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 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". There's a server difficulties message appearing on the Disney Movies Anywhere website right now too, so it's possible that just too many people are currently looking into this.
Disney's new Movies Anywhere app aims to collect a library of digital movies, for your purchasing convenience. It's based on their Disney Movies Anywhere digital movie platform which served only Disney movies but this new incarnation has been backed by other major Hollywood studios including Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros.
The goal here is simple, and a unified movie collection is great for consumers. Better still, anybody who links two or more accounts through Movies Anywhere will receive five movies for free.
Downloading the Movies Anywhere app will allow you to link to your digital retailer of choice; you will then be able to purchase and stream/download any title, which will be stored in your library for future use. Disney didn't share exactly why the company pulled support for Microsoft Movies & TV.
Movies Anywhere will initially feature access to a library of over 7,300 digital movies, along with previews and film extras.
Movies Anywhere is only available for signup in the United States.
Of the majors, Paramount and Lionsgate are still to sign up to Movies Anywhere, but it'll only be a matter of time if it is successfully taken up by millions of users.
To celebrate the Google partnership, you can even snag yourself five free movies: Big Hero 6, Ghostbusters (2016), Ice Age, Jason Bourne and The Lego Movie.