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Microsoft joins Movies Anywhere initiative

06 Aug 2018 | Rasmus Larsen |

Microsoft has announced that it has joined Movies Anywhere, which is Hollywood’s digital movie locker. Amazon, Google, Apple, and Vudu along with most major Hollywood studios were already onboard.

Movies Anywhere: Xbox and Windows 10

Microsoft says eligible movies will now appear in your Movies & TV app on Xbox and Windows 10. All you have to do to get started is to link your Microsoft account to your Movies Anywhere account.

- “Microsoft Movies & TV now supports Movies Anywhere! Purchase Movies Anywhere eligible films from Microsoft Movies & TV and watch on supported platforms: Xbox, Windows, iOS, Android, and streaming devices. Sync your accounts to access your entire Movies Anywhere library on Microsoft Movies & TV, no matter where you purchased,” Microsoft announced.

Movies Anywhere is a digital movie locker that lets you sync your movie collection across multiple services. So if you buy a movie on iTunes, it will automatically get added to your Vudu account. And now also Microsoft’s Movies & TV app. Movies will also be available from the dedicated Movies Anywhere app.

Movies Anywhere was launched in the US in October 2017. At launch, Disney, Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal and Warner Bros were backing the project. Amazon Video, Google Play Movies, Apple iTunes, and Vudu were also onboard. FandangoNow joined the initiative in March 2018.

With Microsoft onboard, Movies Anywhere is one step closer to becoming an industry-wide initiative. Paramount and Lionsgate are still holdouts along with some smaller studios and services. Movies Anywhere is currently available in the US only.

Update 7.8.2018:
Microsoft has announced that it will give away a free copy of X-Men Days of Future Past for a limited time.

- "As part of our launch, we have a limited time offer for anyone who connects his or her Microsoft account to Movies Anywhere for the first time. Once you connect, you will receive X-Men Days of Future Past in your digital collection on us. This offer begins today and only runs for a limited time, so head here to connect your accounts today or visit this page for complete details.




Movies Anywhere

Studios:
Sony Pictures
The Walt Disney Studios
Twentieth Century Fox Film
Universal Pictures
Warner Bros.
Retailers:
Amazon Video
Apple iTunes
FandangoNow
Google Play
Microsoft Movies & TV
Vudu
Platforms:
Amazon’s Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire TV
Android mobile and tablet devices and Android TV
Chromecast
iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV
Roku
Xbox
Windows 10
- Source: Microsoft (2)



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