So far it looks like everyone is ready except Vudu. That's not able to connect, but iTunes, Amazon, and Google are good to go.
Its been rumored that Disney was courting other studios, now it’s officially happening: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...wnload-service
As anyone who has bought any Disney movies recently should know, they developed an alternative to UltraViolet that the major service providers (Apple, Amazon, Google, etc) we’re down with. Buy a movie on any service, watch it on the others. It brings digital ownership to a whole new level, where you no longer have to worry about being locked to a single ecosystem. Say you have some iTunes movies but want to watch them on a Roku or Fire TV, well that’s possible now. Or say Wal-Mart drops Vudu and that service dies, the movies you bought there won’t die with it. It also means that even if you’re happy with one service, you can take advantage of sales on another one. Real competition, real ownership. This was always the intent of UltraViolet but the execution was flawed, and without the major services on board it was virtually pointless anyways. DMA fixed everything that was wrong with UV, and now most other studios are following suit (with the holdouts being inevitable).
Several major Hollywood movie studios have signed up to a new digital film service led by Walt Disney Co. that lets consumers buy movies and store them in a digital locker to access on their devices, people familiar with the matter said.
Disney has been courting studios to join its Movies Anywhere service since last year, Bloomberg News reported at the time. Customers can buy, watch and store their online film purchases at a single site through the product. Major studios such as 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures are among those joining the service, the people said. The plan could be announced as soon as this week, they said.
Viacom Inc.’s Paramount Pictures is the only one of the six major studios that isn’t joining Movies Anywhere, because of a disagreement over financial terms, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. Paramount, maker of the Transformers films, and smaller Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., home of “The Hunger Games,” are supportive of the concept and may join later, two people said.
It's about damn time. Thank you Disney.
Say that services only caved to Disney because that mouse muscle and would never agree to adopt a wider ranging system with other studios because they get nothing out of it if old.
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