Hollywood movie studios, including 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, and Universal Pictures now join Disney to launch Movies Anywhere service which promises to make streaming your favorite movie purchases more easier than ever. Using a single app, you can now connect Movies Anywhere to your iTunes, Amazon, Google or Vudu accounts and access all the eligible movies you've purchased through those retailers from various devices and operating systems.
The Movies Anywhere app is available for iOS, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Amazon Fire devices and Roku. The service also supports Chromecast and movies can also be watched on your personal computer or Mac. With Movies Anywhere, you'll not only break the hassles of jumping across four different services, but also eliminate some platform barriers. For instance, Roku users can now watch movies purchased from iTunes. Amazon Fire tablet owners can watch Google Play movies, and so on.
In fact, Disney launched this movie streaming service in 2014, allowing users to get access to all of the company's titles in one place. The big difference between the previous version and the revamped Movies Anywhere is that five other Hollywood studios have all signed on to Movies Anywhere, meaning along with Disney's own films, this movie service is able to provide a launch library of more than 7,300 titles.
In addition to accessing and watching any purchased movies via Movies Anywhere, you'll also be able to purchase movies in the app. Before buying a movie, you'll see every connected retailer that offers it, allowing you to choose which services you want to purchase it from. Android users will have the ability to purchase movies from Google Play, Amazon, or Vudu and those with Apple devices will only be able to purchase from iTunes, unless they head to a browser to purchase from a competitor directly.
Movies Anywhere is a free app that provides you with a single place for entire digital film library. As an added bonus, if you link at least two of the movie retailer services to Movies Anywhere app, you'll get five free movies, including "Big Hero 6", "Ghostbusters (2016)", "Ice Age", "Jason Bourne" and "The Lego Movie".