MoviesAnywhere is a service that links up movies that you bought online at one retailer and lets you view them on another retailer. For example, you might buy a movie from iTunes and watch it from Amazon Video. This “digital movie locker” service used to be called Disney Movies Anywhere, but just expanded to include Disney, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal, and Warner Bros. Per e-mail from iTunes:
We wanted to let you know that Disney Movies Anywhere has expanded its list of participating studios to include Disney, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal, and Warner Bros. As a result, the service has rebranded to Movies Anywhere.
As Disney Movies Anywhere transitions to Movies Anywhere, you’ll need to create a new Movies Anywhere account in the Movies Anywhere iOS app or at the Movies Anywhere website before you can reconnect it to your Apple ID.
To encourage people to switch over, they are offering up to 5 free movies after you sign up at MoviesAnywhere for a new account and link up retailers (Vudu, iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play). There is no promo code required (scroll down to see banner), but it is a limited-time offer.
- Link one retailer, and get Ice Age and Ghostbusters (2016) for free.
- Link a second retailer, and get Big Hero 6, Jason Bourne, and The Lego Movie for free.
I’ve used this feature for Disney movies, and I like the added convenience. I got my 5 free movies without issue instantly after linking.