5 major Hollywood studios join forces for new digital service 'Movies Anywhere'

Google Play Movies Anywhere

But, you can still download Disney's Movies Anywhere for iOS in Canada if you have a USA iTunes Account and a VPN service (like ExpressVPN).

Movies Anywhere simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. The policy also notes that Movies Anywhere can use your information to "detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may in our sole discretion violate our policies or be illegal". The big difference here is selection. This service is a collaboration between five major Hollywood studios: The Walt Disney Studios (encompassing Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Film, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. According to Gilford, customers can also access their library on the new service (Disney Movies Anywhere will be phased out). Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-ray and DVD disc packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere.

What do we think of Movies Anywhere?

One of the most important components is simply the number of platforms supported.

It takes a lot of behind-the-scenes work for a service like this to flourish.

Should you choose to give Movies Anywhere a try, it's available on Amazon Fire devices, Apple TV, iOS devices, Android TV, Android devices, Roku devices, and web browsers. However, that still means the service has over 7,300 titles in its library already.

Major studios now not included under the Movies Anywhere umbrella include Paramount and Lionsgate, though according to The Verge, conversations are ongoing.

Again, if you're a snowbird or someone who is from the USA living in Canada, these instructions may help you access Movies Anywhere while outside America.

Another key here is obviously going to be the ability to purchase new movies.

The Disney Movies Anywhere app is being replaced by the new version, which drops the "Disney" part of the name.

Conceptually, Movies Anywhere appears to be the common-sense solution consumers should have had years ago.

Once that's done-download Movies Anywhere for iOS with your US iTunes account on your iPhone. There are playback and registered device limitations - but they're so generous it's unlikely audiences will ever bump up against them. Now there is an offer for a few free movies for those who sign up; there is no fee to do so. The previously launched UltraViolet service was ultimately abandoned for Disney's superior architecture, and because it did not have support from companies like Apple.

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