Hollywood studios launch Movies Anywhere digital locker service

The new service Movies Anywhere – backed by major Hollywood studios and digital retailers – allows users to purchase and store their movies in a digital locker for viewing on multiple connected devices.

This initiative, launched last week, is led by Disney and features Fox, Warner, Sony and Universal films. Users can connect Movies Anywhere with their Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and Vudu accounts. Thus, all the movies they have purchased through these retailers appear as part of the Movies Anywhere library.

“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” the company explained in a press release.

Movies Anywhere initially features access to a library of over 7,300 digital movies, along with fresh previews and film extras from the studios responsible for such 2017 global blockbusters as Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman,” Sony Pictures’ “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” Universal’s “The Fate of the Furious” and Twentieth Century Fox’s “War for the Planet of the Apes.”

“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,” said Karin Gilford, General Manager, Movies Anywhere.