One of the most frustrating aspects of purchasing a digital copy of a movie is trying to remember what service you purchased the movie on.
With Roku’s comparison search, I often purchase movies on whichever service is offering the movie for the best price. Sometimes the savings may be only 25 or 30 cents, but I am a frugal cord cutter, so I go where I can save my pennies. Due to these purchasing habits as an example, I have Guardians of the Galaxy on Amazon Video, and I have Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on Vudu. Flipping through the apps to find my movies is sometimes cumbersome, with yesterday’s announcement of Movies Anywhere it is about to get much easier.
Movies Anywhere allows you to connect your digital library from Google Play, Vudu, Amazon Video, and iTunes in one app.
If you sign up for the free app and connect to your digital services, you are eligible for some free movies as well as part of their launch promotion.
“Movies Anywhere is welcoming new users with a limited-time offer to receive up to five digital movies. Activate and connect your account with one of these participating digital retailers— Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes 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.”
I signed up last night, and it took a little while for all the content to propagate to the app from my various services. Everything looks good now. It will be interesting to see how quickly it propagates the next time I make a purchase.
More details on the app from Movies Everywhere:
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 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.
“Movies Anywhere is a massive step forward for the consumer digital media experience, bringing the incredible film libraries of five studios together in a virtual one-stop movie-watching shop,” said Karin Gilford, General Manager, Movies Anywhere, who leads an independent, dedicated cross-functional team of product, technology, marketing and other professionals. “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. And as Movies Anywhere continues to add more studios, retailers and platforms, the entertainment possibilities are endless.”