Movies Anywhere on iPhone

Say goodbye to all of those movie-watching apps you used to need to watch digital copies of your movies!

If you have an account with Vudu, Google Play, iTunes, and Amazon, each with different movies you've purchased or redeemed digital codes for over time, you know the hardships of trying to keep track of all of your content. You might have even forgotten about a movie code you redeemed years ago because you didn't remember that you had to use it with a specific service.

Not anymore.

With Movies Anywhere, you can watch most of those digital movies across all of your connected accounts. Well, at least all of the ones connected to supported services, which currently are Google Play, iTunes, Amazon, and Vudu. Here's everything you need to know about Movies Anywhere.

What's new with Movies Anywhere?

October 12, 2017 - Movies Anywhere launches on, well, practically everything

Disney first launched "Disney Movies Anywhere in 2014 as a way for people who purchased Disney movies to watch them online or on a mobile device. They made a deal with four other major studios, Twentieth Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal, and Warner Bros., to make it possible for you to watch all movies you've purchased (from one of the participating studios) on all of your devices from one app instead of needing a bunch of different ones.

That's right, if you bought a DVD with a digital code and added it a Vudu account, you can watch it online from any of your streaming services. If you bought a Blu-Ray copy of a Disney movie and added it to a DMA account, you can watch it on your phone or tablet. If you bought a movie on Amazon or iTunes, you can watch it on Apple TV.

At launch, Disney is offering five free movies if you sign up and link two or more accounts.

  • Big Hero 6
  • Ghostbusters (2016)
  • Ice Age
  • Jason Bourne (2016)
  • The Lego Movie

Disney launches Movies Anywhere and Apple is a launch partner

What is Movies Anywhere?

It's the first truly anywhere digital movie library.

Digital movies you've purchased or digital codes you've redeemed will be available across all of your platforms and services. Your iTunes movies can be watched on Amazon Echo Show. Your Vudu movies can be watched in iTunes. Your Google Play movies can be watched on your iPhone. It's pretty rad.

How do I sign up?

Movies Anywhere is currently only supported in the U.S., so not everyone gets to take advantage of this super convenient digital library service. If you do, however, live in the U.S., visit the Movies Anywhere website and sign up using Google, Facebook, or your email address. Once you're signed up, you'll be asked to link two accounts.

If you're only signed up with one of the supported accounts; iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, or Google Play, you probably don't need Movies Anywhere just yet. The point is that you can watch movies from multiple services all in one place. If you're signed up with at least two of the supported accounts, give it a go!

During launch, if you connect two or more supported accounts, you will get five free movies that you can watch anywhere.

  • Big Hero 6
  • Ghostbusters (2016)
  • Ice Age
  • Jason Bourne (2016)
  • The Lego Movie

After you've connected your accounts, your movie titles will appear in your My Movies library, which you can watch across all of your supported devices on all of your connected services.

See at Movies Anywhere

How do I add movies from Vudu, Google Play, iTunes, and Amazon Video?

The most awesome reason to sign up for Movies Anywhere is that digital movies you've collected over the years are finally available all in one place. Once you've signed up, you'll automatically be asked to connect your accounts. If you decide to do this later, you can add accounts manually whenever you want.

  1. Navigate to MoviesAnywhere.com from your preferred web browser.
  2. Sign in with your Movies Anywhere credentials.
  3. Click on your User profile in the upper right corner of the website.
  4. Click on Manage Retailers.
  5. Click Connect next to the account you want to connect.
  6. Enter your account credentials to confirm permission to connect the account.

    Click on Manage Retailers, then click on Connect to the accounts you want to add

That's it. Once connected, you'll find your digital movies under My Movies on the website. You'll also find them all in the same places you usually watch movies from each individual service, like Amazon, Google Play or iTunes.

Not all movies will be available through Movies Anywhere at launch. For example, if you purchased a digital version of a Paramount release, it won't show up in your My Movies list. Hopefully, Disney will be able to negotiate with more studios and content providers to bring together everything we watch.

When I want to purchase a digital movie, how will I know what movies are supported?

Personally, I recommend going through the Movies Anywhere website. That way, you know for sure whether they'll show up across all of your services. When you find a movie you want to buy, you can click on the Buy Options button to purchase it from any of your connected accounts.

What about my Disney Anywhere Movies?

Yes, you can connect those too. If you've got a handful of Disney movies stored in your DMA account, do yourself a favor and link them, too.

  1. Navigate to MoviesAnywhere.com from your preferred web browser.
  2. Sign in with your Movies Anywhere credentials.
  3. Click on your User profile in the upper right corner of the website.
  4. Click on Migrate DMA Account.
  5. Sign in with your Disney Movies Anywhere account credentials.

    Click on Migrate DMA, sign into your DMA account

Once signed in, all of your Disney Movies Anywhere titles will appear in your My Movies library, which you can watch across all of your supported devices on all of your connected services.

How do I redeem a DVD or Blu-Ray code?

If, after you've purchased a DVD or Blu-Ray, you want to add your movie to your digital collection, if it's supported (Vudu, iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon), you can redeem the code directly in Movies Anywhere.

  1. Navigate to MoviesAnywhere.com from your preferred web browser.
  2. Sign in with your Movies Anywhere credentials.
  3. Click on Redeem at the top of the website.
  4. Enter the redemption code.
  5. Click Redeem.

    Click on Redeem, then enter the code and click Redeem

The digital version of your new movie will appear in your My Movies section on the website. You'll also find it all in the same places you usually watch movies from each individual service, like Amazon, Google Play or iTunes.

Can my family have their own separate profile?

They can! But, that doesn't mean their movies are separate from yours. All of the movies you own that are included in the accounts you've connected will be available to all family members. All of the movies anyone adds to the same account will appear under all profiles unless you restrict the age rating.

  1. Navigate to MoviesAnywhere.com from your preferred web browser.
  2. Sign in with your Movies Anywhere credentials.
  3. Click on your User profile in the upper right corner of the website.
  4. Click on Manage Profile.
  5. Click on Add Profile.
  6. Select an avatar for the new profile.
  7. Enter a Profile Name.
  8. Select an age rating.
  9. Click Save.

    Click on Manage Profiles, then click Add Profile, then fill out the profile form

So I can restrict which movies my kids have access to?

That's right. When you set up profiles for your family members, you can limit the type of movies they can watch by age rating. You can limit them to G, PG, PG-13, R, or all.

When you limit an age rating, movies that are outside of the restricted rating will disappear from the My Movies section of that profile.

You can lock down a restricted account on individual devices. So, if your little one wants to watch movies on the iPad, it won't change the rating access you get on your Apple TV.

While on your device and in your child's profile, Tap "Lock Profile" to keep access restricted. To unlock the profile, you'll have to log out and back in again with your admin credentials.

Click on Lock Profile while you're using a device to lock an age-restricted profile

Note: There doesn't currently seem to be a way to lock an age-restricted profile directly from the Movies Anywhere website. If your little tykes are watching movies in a web browser, make sure to keep an eye on what they're doing to make sure they don't accidentally switch over to your profile and stumble across a movie they shouldn't be watching.

Can I download movies so I can watch them when I don't have an internet connection?

You sure can. Once you've selected a movie to watch, tap Save Offline to download it to your device. When you've finished watching, you can remove the download from My Saved Movies on iPhone and under My Movies on Android.

How many movies can I stream on different devices at the same time?

You are able to stream movies from different devices at the same time. So you and your entire family can watch whatever you want without having to fight over who's turn it is to pick the movie.

You can watch different movies across up to four different devices at the same time. You can only watch the same movie on two different devices at the same time.

What devices can I use Movies Anywhere on?

So many. You can watch movies from your various accounts in the same way you've always watch them, like on your computer or mobile device. You can also watch them from a variety of set-top boxes and Amazon devices (like Kindle tablets, and yes, even the Echo Show).

Here are the supported devices listed on the Movies Anywhere website:

  • iOS: The Movies Anywhere app is currently available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices running iOS 9 or higher. Offline viewing (downloading of movies) is only supported on iOS 10 and higher.
  • Apple TV/AirPlay: The Movies Anywhere Apple TV app is now available ­on Apple TVs 4th generation or later. Movies Anywhere movie playback is also available on older generations of the Apple TV when using AirPlay Mirroring from a compatible computer or iOS device on the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Amazon Kindle devices: Movies Anywhere is supported on Kindle Tablet devices running FireOS 5 or later, including HDX 7", HDX 8.9" (3rd and 4th Gen.) and for playback-only on 2nd Generation Kindle Fire TV Set Top Box and Fire TV Stick
  • Android: The Movies Anywhere app is supported on Android devices running on KitKat or newer versions of the Android OS. The Movies Anywhere app is also supported on the Android TV and connected TVs running on the Android TV Operating system.
  • Chromecast: Movies Anywhere content is available to stream on Chromecast via Chrome Browser on the PC, and Android or iOS devices via the Movies Anywhere App.
  • Roku: The following Roku devices are supported:
    • Roku Express, 3700X
    • Roku Express+, 3710X
    • Roku® Streaming Stick®, 3600X
    • Roku 4, 4400X
    • Roku Premiere, 4620X
    • Roku Premiere+, 4630X
    • Roku Ultra, 4640X
    • Roku TV, 5000X
    • 4K Roku TV, 6000X, 7000X
  • PC/Web: Movies Anywhere is available on the following browsers:
    • Chrome 50+
    • Edge 15+
    • Firefox 40+
    • Safari 10.0+
    • Internet Explorer 11+
  • iTunes, Amazon Video, VUDU and Google Play: All Movies Anywhere-eligible movies will also appear in your connected iTunes, Amazon Video, VUDU and Google Play accounts, subject to availability with each Digital Retailer, and can be played directly on any platforms that support video playback for these providers.

Any questions?

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