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FTF
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(10-12-2017, 04:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Doctoglethorpe

Does it give you the free movies automatically or do they have to be manually redeemed? Call me weird but I don't want some of those stinking up my library.

lol yeah this is me too.
Weevilone
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(10-12-2017, 04:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by hodayathink

Though this does mean anything bought using disc to digital on Vudu should work.

Oh damn, good point. Hmm.. I have one last pile of HD DVDs that I was about to toss. Vudu wants full price to "convert" them (considered as DVDs) but maybe now it's worth it. Hell, maybe even get UHD out of some?
Doctoglethorpe
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(10-12-2017, 04:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zeyphersan

Automatically

Gross. Im just gonna wait until the deal ends.
Zabka
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(10-12-2017, 04:40 AM)
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Came up for me, created an account, migrated my DMA movies, attempted to link Vudu and it looks like it went back down again? Getting the #anywhereiscoming homepage and the links in my verification email give 404 errors.
Weevilone
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(10-12-2017, 04:40 AM)
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Yeah it's back down now. Unsure if it's prep for Vudu, or them going ... damn ppl are using this already!
Somnid
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(10-12-2017, 04:45 AM)
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This is great! Imagine all of those iTunes purchases that finally got busted out of Apple prison.
dallow_bg
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(10-12-2017, 04:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zeyphersan

I have like 40 movies on iTunes and 400 on VUDU. This is going to be so great

Similar here. About 30 movies on iTunes which are 90% Disney, but my Vudu has like 1,100 titles.
If a a good amount of those shift over to iTunes with a 4K upgrade Iíll be super happy.
X05
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(10-12-2017, 04:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Weevilone

Lot of people on various forums warning that UV doesn't get ported to MA, just content from the retailer. I'm guessing that means that UV content redeemed on the studio page, or on Flixster, etc.. don't get ported. It's sorta tough to separate Vudu from UV mentally though, since essentially all UV codes could have been redeemed there.

If all that's true, anyone that redeemed on Vudu or iTunes directly are in business I guess. I used one or the other for the longest time, but after having some problems with Vudu redemptions and having Vudu ALWAYS point the finger elsewhere.. I moved on and it became a viewing portal only. Flixster customer service was the BEST.

On another note, I guess it's time to redeem those Fox UHD codes on iTunes if Apple has them in UHD.

That kinda sucks for most people. I'm mostly on the clear since the only ones I have that weren't redeemed on Vudu/iTunes were the first 4 Mission Impossible movies, and those won't be available on MA anyway.

Also, the MA page totally died.
robotrock
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(10-12-2017, 04:55 AM)
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Page is back up with a "Moviesanywhere is coming"

yeah I think this early launch might have been a fuck up
Weevilone
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(10-12-2017, 05:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by robotrock

Page is back up with a "Moviesanywhere is coming"

yeah I think this early launch might have been a fuck up

It's ok, I think the people who snuck in early will surely get a prize. like missing movies and random name changes
Lights and Waves
(10-12-2017, 05:15 AM)
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How is this different from the movie collection on VUDU?
Zabka
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(10-12-2017, 05:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by robotrock

Page is back up with a "Moviesanywhere is coming"

yeah I think this early launch might have been a fuck up

Yup... Vudu's site has a Movies Anywhere section under Account Info now. Replaced DMA. Clicking through and agreeing to connect gets a big fat 404.
Zeyphersan
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(10-12-2017, 05:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Weevilone

It's ok, I think the people who snuck in early will surely get a prize. like missing movies and random name changes

We didn't sneak in! It was up!
985boi
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(10-12-2017, 05:21 AM)
Awesome, I managed to snag the 5 free movies deal(Big Hero 6, The Lego Movie, Argo, Ice Age, Jason Bourne, and Ghostbusters) before they took the site down. Now they're all linked to my iTunes, Amazon, and Google accounts!
X05
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(10-12-2017, 05:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zeyphersan

We didn't sneak in! It was up!

Seems like it did went up earlier than intended at least

Movies Anywhere, a free app and website digital locker service, launches tonight at 9 p.m. PT

robotrock
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(10-12-2017, 05:50 AM)
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This isn't actually the start of the Disney Netflix competitor they've been talking up right?

Originally Posted by X05

Seems like it did went up earlier than intended at least

It's past that now, unless it means in a little less than 24 hours from now?
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Compsiox
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(10-12-2017, 05:54 AM)
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Why is it free?
X05
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(10-12-2017, 05:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by robotrock

It's past that now, unless it means in a little less than 24 hours from now?

The article means today, so it *should* be up (it isn't though).
But when it first came up, it was like an hour earlier than that, which explains why Vudu said it'd be within the hour :P

Also, found this interesting as well:

UltraViolet libraries will also port over through the participating digital retailers.

So I guess non-Vudu-bought/redeemed UV movies will come through.
robotrock
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(10-12-2017, 05:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Compsiox

Why is it free?

It's not. You buy the movies or redeem digital codes for them from Blurays/DVD. It's not a Netflix thing.
Compsiox
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(10-12-2017, 05:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by robotrock

It's not. You buy the movies or redeem digital codes for them from Blurays/DVD. It's not a Netflix thing.

Ah okay. Just the app is free lol
louiedog
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(10-12-2017, 05:59 AM)
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Google Play is giving away Amityville: The Awakening. It's exclusive to there for the moment but hopefully will be available on other services via Movies Anywhere by the time it releases elsewhere.
hodayathink
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(10-12-2017, 06:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by robotrock

This isn't actually the start of the Disney Netflix competitor they've been talking up right?

Nope, that's not supposed to start until sometime next year, I believe. This is a shot across the bow to UV, which Disney never embraced.
rjinaz
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(10-12-2017, 06:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by hodayathink

Nope, that's not supposed to start until sometime next year, I believe. This is a shot across the bow to UV, which Disney never embraced.

Really it's the death blow. UV will fade away once current deals and supply dry up. Who wants UV when you can get a code that will work on any service including itunes and VUDU?

RIP UV. You had to exist and then die so something better could be born.
Zeyphersan
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(10-12-2017, 06:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by rjinaz

Really it's the death blow. UV will fade away once current deals and supply dry up. Who wants UV when you can get a code that will work on any service including itunes and VUDU?

RIP UV. You had to exist and then die so something better could be born.

It's actually amazing how quickly Disney won me over with their service. I remember very distinctly being upset with Disney being the only holdout for UltraViolet, going "Of COURSE they made their own service instead of joining the standard, fucking Disney." At the time it only worked with iTunes, but when it spread to VUDU and Amazon, suddenly I understood, and saw the light. Their solution was definitely superior to what UV what doing, and it's no surprise to me that studios have shifted gears.
dallow_bg
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(10-12-2017, 06:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zeyphersan

It's actually amazing how quickly Disney won me over with their service. I remember very distinctly being upset with Disney being the only holdout for UltraViolet, going "Of COURSE they made their own service instead of joining the standard, fucking Disney." At the time it only worked with iTunes, but when it spread to VUDU and Amazon, suddenly I understood, and saw the light. Their solution was definitely superior to what UV what doing, and it's no surprise to me that studios have shifted gears.

But UV worked with multiple services as well. What was superior exactly?
Zeyphersan
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(10-12-2017, 06:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by dallow_bg

But UV worked with multiple services as well. What was superior exactly?

It worked with like VUDU, which was the biggest. And like... Flixter.... And some others I'm sure I'm forgetting.

DMA worked with the services people actually cared about. Namely, iTunes, Amazon, Google.
rjinaz
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(10-12-2017, 06:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by dallow_bg

But UV worked with multiple services as well. What was superior exactly?

It was superior because you could watch your Disney movies on any service provider including itunes, Amazon, and Google which were not UV.

Amazon has a sale on Disney movies? Cool, I can buy it on Amazon and watch it on VUDU or itunes, or google.

DMA and now MA apparently is the true one stop digital locker everybody dreamed UV would be.

For the record I do really like UV for what it is but this should be better in theory.
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hodayathink
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(10-12-2017, 06:25 AM)
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Apple/Amazon/Google backing out/not agreeing really was the only issue. Once Disney got them on board, I'd argue it was basically game over unless UV got them on board, which they never could.
dallow_bg
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(10-12-2017, 06:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by hodayathink

Apple/Amazon/Google backing out/not agreeing really was the only issue. Once Disney got them on board, I'd argue it was basically game over unless UV got them on board, which they never could.

Can agree with that.
Obviously UV wanted to work with those services.

For me though Vudu was the best streaming service so it didnít matter too much.

Disc to digital from Vudu/UV got me hundreds of titles. Will be happy if a lot port to iTunes.
Fox Mulder
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(10-12-2017, 06:42 AM)
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Cool. I use Vudu and it's been great. Interested to see how this turns out.
jwk94
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(10-12-2017, 06:43 AM)
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Is there an app for chromecast from phone? This would be a nice way to get around the Amazon block.
Zeyphersan
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(10-12-2017, 06:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by jwk94

Is there an app for chromecast from phone? This would be a nice way to get around the Amazon block.

Wouldnít you just have to link up your Google and Amazon accounts to your Movies Anywhere account then just play from Google Play?

Edit: hopefully this is something that gets resolved, but a number of my movies that came to iTunes from Amazon got ported over as SD, not HD. Namely: American Pie (Unrated), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Unrated), Superbad, Walk Hard. Walk Hard Iím not surprised about since I only bought it in SD on Amazon, but the others I bought in HD. Hopefully this is changed later, or is something iTunes support can change later (though I doubt it).

Others came in as HD (Hot Fuzz, Fellowship of the Ring Extended, Pineapple Express, so itís not universal

Edit2: The Amazon movies Iím not super concerned about since I only had a few anyway, but if my VUDU movies move over as SD Iím going to be way more upset. Every single one I have is HD (except for the 10 free movies they gave me on sign-up, which are total shit and SD). Hopefully when the service comes back up this can be fixed
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Trouble
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(10-12-2017, 06:48 AM)
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Now I'm kinda regretting blowing off a direct recruiting effort from a senior manager at Disney Digital a couple years ago.
hodayathink
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(10-12-2017, 06:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zeyphersan

Wouldn’t you just have to link up your Google and Amazon accounts to your Movies Anywhere account then just play from Google Play?

Yup. This kills the need for phone/device apps to play store content, since content will be going directly to the ecosystems. Amazon stuff now plays on Android, iTunes stuff now plays on Echos, etc.
Alienfan
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(10-12-2017, 06:53 AM)
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It's going to be US only isn't
rc213
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(10-12-2017, 07:18 AM)
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Website got nuked as well as the play store app. Nothing worked
Riptwo
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(10-12-2017, 07:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Alienfan

It's going to be US only isn't

When the site was up earlier, that was definitely shown to be the case.
Loxley
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(10-12-2017, 07:34 AM)
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I like that their logo is basically one horizontal line away from being a more colorful version of the Watch Dogs logo XD

Compsiox
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(10-12-2017, 07:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by Loxley

I like that their logo is basically one horizontal line away from being a more colorful version of the Watch Dogs logo XD

What was the inspiration for the watch dogs logo?
soldierblue
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(10-12-2017, 07:46 AM)
Man I hope UV stuff ports over.
Aselith
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(10-12-2017, 07:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by jond76

Just don't mess with my VUDU!

Vudu is Walmart. That's not going anywhere
Weevilone
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(10-12-2017, 08:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aselith

Vudu is Walmart. That's not going anywhere

Vudu is round off error for Walmart. They got into it because everyone else was, and they might just as quickly get out like others did.
Zulithe
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(10-12-2017, 11:53 AM)
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I just created my account but it won't let me connect my VUDU account. No error or anything, just... when I try to connect it brings me to the vudu front page

anyone else having problems?

Also if this is all Disney's doing, why can't you connect your Disney account?

Also does anyone know if this makes SD movies you own on any of the connectable services automatically HD? I have the LotR extended trilogy on iTunes but it's only SD quality, even though I got my code out of a blu-ray set :(
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Zeyphersan
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(10-12-2017, 11:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zulithe

I just created my account but it won't let me connect my VUDU account. No error or anything, just... when I try to connect it brings me to the vudu front page

anyone else having problems?

Also if this is all Disney's doing, why can't you connect your Disney account?

Also does anyone know if this makes SD movies you own on any of the connectable services automatically HD? I have the LotR extended trilogy on iTunes but it's only SD quality, even though I got my code out of a blu-ray set :(

VUDU was having issues last time the site was up, itís something on their end. And there is a way to connect your Disney account, it should have offered it. At least it did for myself, I used the same email for DMA and MA

As for SD and HD, thatís currently an unknown. There are several movies I bought in HD on Amazon that came over to iTunes in SD, which Iím not super happy with
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(10-12-2017, 11:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zulithe

I just created my account but it won't let me connect my VUDU account. No error or anything, just... when I try to connect it brings me to the vudu front page

anyone else having problems?

Yeah, I'm having issues also.

Originally Posted by Zulithe

Also if this is all Disney's doing, why can't you connect your Disney account?

You can! I did it this morning.
Zeyphersan
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(10-12-2017, 12:00 PM)
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Ha. Now that the site has relaunched its having me re-add all those accounts I connected before (DMA, iTunes, Amazon). Iím gonna wait until later in the day to take care of this, just in case.
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(10-12-2017, 12:00 PM)
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Seems to be working again, but Vudu connecting still doesn't work.

Originally Posted by Roberto Duran

You can! I did it this morning.

It says I can't migrate my account.
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Zulithe
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(10-12-2017, 12:01 PM)
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Thanks, I didn't see the migrate option

Alright I'm all good to go! As soon as I can get vudu linking to work.... i tried several browsers, with add-ons disabled... not working
Zeyphersan
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(10-12-2017, 12:09 PM)
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So I got impatient and tried to reconnect my iTunes account (it was there before, but now isnít now that the site is back up) and it says Unable to Connect Accounts in iTunes. This better not be a thing.
DavidDesu
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(10-12-2017, 12:16 PM)
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Guess this is US only for the conceivable future? Sounds like a great system, and about time. Guess Iíll be waiting for a while in the UK.

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