Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Citizen Cook, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. Citizen Cook macrumors member

    Citizen Cook

    May 29, 2017
    What is the situation with Disney?
    I've heard that they refuse to allow apple to upgrade customers purchased movies for free to 4K quality when they become available.
    With their new proprietary steaming service in the works will they continue to sell new and existing movies on itunes?
  2. NameUndecided macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2011
    I'm going to guess that any word about Disney refusing to do anything is just conjecture based only on the fact that they aren't on that list of studios that are doing upgrades.

    The thing is -- Disney is only just now releasing titles in 4K home video, anyway. I think by the end of this year they'll have Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Pirates of the Caribbean whatevernumber, and Cars 3 out on 4K blu-ray. I'm pretty sure that's all.
    Guardians 2 is available in 4K on VUDU right now, so that's a little encouraging. But really, whether Disney eventually decides to upgrade their very few 4K titles in iTunes is anyone's guess.

    Disney's streaming service isn't launching until 2019 and it's way too soon to say how this will affect their library in other digital stores. It's very safe to say that your existing digital Disney purchases won't be removed and revoked, and I'd guess moderately safe to say that they'll continue to have titles for individual purchase after their streaming service launches.
  3. TheColtr macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2014
    Having a 4K HDR tv, and getting the new Apple TV 4K I just want everything in 4K hdr! And unfortunately all the marvel movies are owned by Disney. I don’t know about anyone else, but Dr. Strange would look amazing in 4K hdr.
  4. Spankey macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2007
    Guardians would have been huge but it is only their first movie. I do wonder if having Disney Movies Anywhere complicates matters. You could by the movie on iTunes for $19.99 and then watch it on Vudu where they are selling it for $24.99. As much as I love DMA, if that is causing this snag I'd do without it.

    I'd be fine if Disney said to get the iTunes pricing you had to remove yourself from DMA.

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