What is dead may never die? Yeah, something like that. There’s a new movie service in town, going by the simple enough name of Movies Anywhere. Yes, this is a relaunch of Disney Movie Anywhere.
However, this time around, it comes with potential to disrupt the entire AV entertainment industry.
That’s because, despite its association with the House of Mouse, this is actually a multi-studio affair, with Disney joined by Fox, Sony, Universal and Warner Bros — all sources that make this new streaming service a force to be reckoned with.
Worth a mention that this is not a movie retailer, though.
Rather, Movies Anywhere acts as a central repository of the content you purchased from supported services, made by participating studios. Basically, this new service will synchronize qualifying titles from your accounts on iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, and Vudu.
In other words, you do not have to repurchase eligible titles in order to use this service, and can use Movies Anywhere to consolidate your collection, and make it all accessible from a single place.
Once you set it up, this new service lets you watch flicks on PC or Mac using the browser, or on mobile devices via a free app that is available on iTunes, Roku, Google Play, and the Amazon App Store. What’s even better is that linked accounts cross-pollinate — your Amazon account will show your Vudu stuff.
Excellent way for the entertainment industry to finally streamline movie purchase for home users.
Initial word on Movies Anywhere is good, even though the service currently suffers from minor hiccups and occasional issues that are to be expected from a new launch.
Catch up on all the details of this latest arrival here.