Disney Movies Anywhere has now increased to work with Amazon Video, Microsoft Movies, and some Smart TV systems. The “buy once, watch anywhere” model is what UltraViolet promised to be, but has fallen flat. Think about this. When you go to purchase Avengers: Age of Ultron on October 2nd and it comes with a digital copy you will be able to watch on your Apple TV, Roku Box, XBox, and much more. The idea of being able to “Watch what you want, when you want on any device you want” (Thank You Tom Merritt and Brian Brushwood of CordKillers ) is something we in the cord cutting have wanted. Now if we can just get the other studios to do the same thing.
“BURBANK, Calif., September 8, 2015 / PRNewswire / — Just in time for today’s early digital release of one of the biggest movies of the year, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Disney announces significant partner and device additions to its cloud-based digital movie service, Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA), continuing to expand upon its promise to provide more ways to buy and watch your favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars movies at home or on the go.
Starting today in the U.S., Amazon Video and Microsoft Movies & TV customers can connect to Disney Movies Anywhere and access their digital collection across the Disney Movies Anywhere ecosystem, including via the new Disney Movies Anywhere app for the Microsoft Xbox 360 and for Amazon’s Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. In addition to the Disney Movies Anywhere app, customers can access and watch titles in their Disney digital collection directly through the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/amazonvideo, and via the Microsoft Movies and TV service on Windows and Microsoft Xbox devices or at microsoft.com/en-us/store/movies-and-tv.
Launching on September 15, with the release of Disney’s live actionCinderella, the Disney Movies Anywhere app will become available on the Roku® platform and Android TV allowing consumers to access their DMA movie collections. Disney Movies Anywhere already works with iTunes, Google Play, and Walmart’s VUDU.
“We’re thrilled to bring these new partners to Disney Movies Anywhere, expanding its reach into the living room and beyond with an unprecedented Disney experience that is both easy and fun,” said Janice Marinelli, President, Disney/ABC Home Entertainment & Television Distribution. “As consumers seek to build their digital libraries and protect their purchases for the long term, Disney Movies Anywhere makes it easier than ever to buy once and watch anywhere.”
In celebration of this partner launch, for a limited time Disney Movies Anywhere is offering a free digital copy of Disney•Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. to new and existing members who connect an iTunes, Amazon Video, VUDU, Microsoft Movies & TV or Google Play account for the first time.”