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Microsoft Joins Movies Anywhere, Syncing Movies Purchased on Xbox/Windows With iTunes

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Microsoft today announced that it is joining Disney's expanded Movies Anywhere service, allowing customers who purchase films on Xbox and Windows 10 to link their content to Movies Anywhere (via The Verge). Thanks to the new addition, this means that any supported movie you purchase through Microsoft Movies & TV will now also be available on other linked Movies Anywhere accounts, including iTunes.


Digital retailers supporting the service now include iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, VUDU, Google Play, FandangoNOW, and Microsoft Movies & TV. Movies Anywhere supports films from Disney, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal, and Warner Bros., meaning that most of the latest releases can be found on the service.

If the films you purchase come from these studios, and you have your Microsoft and iTunes accounts connected to Movies Anywhere, you'll be able to sync purchases between the two platforms.
Microsoft Movies & TV now supports Movies Anywhere! Purchase Movies Anywhere eligible films from Microsoft Movies & TV and watch on supported platforms: Xbox, Windows, iOS, Android, and streaming devices. Sync your accounts to access your entire Movies Anywhere library on Microsoft Movies & TV, no matter where you purchased.
As a bonus for syncing your Microsoft Movies and TV account with Movies Anywhere, the companies are gifting X-Men: Days of Future Past to its customers for a limited time. Head to Microsoft's FAQ page for more information on how to link the two accounts.

Disney originally expanded Movies Anywhere from "Disney Movies Anywhere" last October, growing the service into an app that accumulates the user's entire library of films, not just those from Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm. Movies Anywhere launched only in the United States, and as of Microsoft's partnership with the platform it is still limited only to U.S. customers.

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DCJ001

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I do not see an option to synchronize Microsoft with Movies Anywhere.
 

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MA has been awesome. So nice to collect all of my movies in one place. But I agree with the previous comment, the hold out studios gotta get on board. Annoying how many movies are still not syncing.
 
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Looks like MS has removed the pages referencing it. Hope it is just to coordinate a formal announcement.
 

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Wow, this is great news. Especially as I'm going to be upgrading to an Xbox One X in the next couple months and don't yet have a 4K TV or Apple TV 4K but have a 4K display that I just purchased. So all my upgraded to 4K iTunes movies will transfer to this? Though I think Disney is the biggest MA provider, right? And they still haven't done 4K.
 
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Looks like MS has removed the pages referencing it. Hope it is just to coordinate a formal announcement.
That's what I thought but I just accessed the page a few seconds ago and it loaded just fine. But now it's not working. So it's not that they pulled it it's more like the site isn't working properly.
 

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Wow, this is great news. Especially as I'm going to be upgrading to an Xbox One X in the next couple months and don't yet have a 4K TV or Apple TV 4K but have a 4K display that I just purchased. So all my upgraded to 4K iTunes movies will transfer to this? Though I think Disney is the biggest MA provider, right? And they still haven't done 4K.

Sure they have... starting with Guardians 2 last year, all their films are released as 4K and HDR (a mix of HDR and Dolby Vision, no apparent rhyme or reason for inclusion of DV). Everything I've gotten since then has been. Coco, Cars 3, The Last Jedi, Pirates, Marvel flicks. Infinity War and Solo are both coming as 4K.
 

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Awesome. I hope more companies get into the fold. I’d love to see Sony (PlayStation Network specifically) join MA as well.


Sony is a part of Movies Anywhere already. Not sure if it allows Movies bought on PSN to be shared but Sont studios are a partner. All my Sony Spider-Man films are in my Movies Anywhere library. They have been signed on since Movies Anywhere was announced. Last 2 “big” holdouts are Paramount and LionsGate.
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Wow, this is great news. Especially as I'm going to be upgrading to an Xbox One X in the next couple months and don't yet have a 4K TV or Apple TV 4K but have a 4K display that I just purchased. So all my upgraded to 4K iTunes movies will transfer to this? Though I think Disney is the biggest MA provider, right? And they still haven't done 4K.

Disney does offer 4K digital movies but not through Movies Anywhere. Since the service also places your library in Vudu (if you link it) you CAN watch 4K Disney (Disney, Marvel & Star Wars) Movies through Vudu in 4K.
 
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Sony is a part of Movies Anywhere already. Not sure if it allows Movies bought on PSN to be shared but Sont studios are a partner. All my Sony Spider-Man films are in my Movies Anywhere library. They have been signed on since Movies Anywhere was announced. Last 2 “big” holdouts are Paramount and LionsGate.
Their movies are available, I know, but we still can’t add PSN as a retailer to share movies between platforms.
 

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Sure they have... starting with Guardians 2 last year, all their films are released as 4K and HDR (a mix of HDR and Dolby Vision, no apparent rhyme or reason for inclusion of DV). Everything I've gotten since then has been. Coco, Cars 3, The Last Jedi, Pirates, Marvel flicks. Infinity War and Solo are both coming as 4K.
Oh ok. They’re not upgrading like everyone else though. I haven’t bought any Disney movies in the last year because of their rumored streaming service. Now that they own Fox too I’m thinking I’ll just hold out on a lot of things for a while of the industry is heading this way. I like the idea of small monthly payments to get everything and new stuff too.
 

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Oh ok. They’re not upgrading like everyone else though. I haven’t bought any Disney movies in the last year because of their rumored streaming service. Now that they own Fox too I’m thinking I’ll just hold out on a lot of things for a while of the industry is heading this way. I like the idea of small monthly payments to get everything and new stuff too.

I have children... so I'm very in tune with the Mouse. ;)
 
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macduke

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I have children... so I'm very in tune with the Mouse. ;)
We do as well, which is why I'm so interested in the streaming service as the backlog of cartoons is going to be crazy. We own a lot of Pixar movies from over the years already. I remember when I was a kid my mom spent so much money buying every Disney movie ever made on VHS so we'd be able to enjoy it for the rest of our lives, lol. Funny.
 
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