Disney Unveils Cloud-Based Digital Movie Service ‘Disney Movies Anywhere’

Disney recently announced a new cloud-based digital movie service that gives fans the ability to purchase, manage, and watch movies from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel at home and on the go.

Disney Movies Anywhere is available on the web and as an app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

The Disney Movies Anywhere library includes more than 400 active digital titles featuring live-action and animated films from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel. For a limited time, users can activate and connect their account with their iTunes account and receive a free digital copy of Disney/Pixar's The Incredibles.

The digital movie service allows customers to stream and download movies to their devices and Apple TV " through iCloud or using AirPlay. And when logged in to the website via a laptop or desktop computer, Disney Movies Anywhere acts as a streaming movie service.

"Disney Movies Anywhere is an adaptable digital ecosystem designed to help consumers consolidate their Disney movie collections and enjoy them for years to come," said Jamie Voris, Chief Technology Officer, The Walt Disney Studios. "The beauty of this technology is that it enables us to work with iTunes and future provider partners to ensure movie lovers have streamlined access to all of their favorite Disney titles no matter which device they are on."

Consumers can also earn Disney Movie Rewards points for their digital purchases, and digital movie codes found in select Disney DVD and Blu-ray products for the digital copies can be redeemed with Disney Movies Anywhere.

Previously redeemed titles in Disney Movie Rewards or iTunes will automatically be active in Disney Movies Anywhere and iTunes once a user connects their iTunes account.

The Disney Movies Anywhere App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or through the Disney Movies Anywhere website.


Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 12:23:

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Very cool.

ran6110 wrote on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 14:39:

Sorry, not interested, it's just another closed system that you have to buy access to and you are severely limited to only their app for playback.

I just can't get excited about another proprietary system that requires that they be the gate keepers to my accessing media I paid for and should be able to freely watch when and where I want.

And many people equate 'cloud' with free, well that's will seriously change when Comcast and other ISP's start seriously limiting or charging for bandwidth.

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