Movies Anywhere is now LIVE

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by netnothing, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Rigby, Dec 29, 2017
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    It is definitely correct on my phone (running iOS 11.2.1). As I wrote, this was only recently fixed since it was not working correctly when I checked a couple of weeks ago.
    Yes, I'm well aware of this and it is reflected in what I see in the iOS TV app, i.e. titles ported via MA are not flagged as 4K. That includes "Live, Die, Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow" which I also own and redeemed in Vudu.

    Again, it only works in the TV app, not in the iTunes store app.


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  2. mattopotamus, Dec 29, 2017
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    My TV app still says 4K DV =/. Here are my Screenshots. The check to the left on the VUDU SS confirms I only own HD and not UHD
     

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  3. Rigby macrumors 601

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    You are searching, which leads to the iTunes store page. Try looking for the movie in the Library section.
     
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    That was it! Good call. Thanks.
     
  5. -Gonzo- macrumors 6502

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    @Rigby as I posted earlier, from the TV app library shows this for Transformers 3
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    However I don’t own the HD/4K version
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    I do own the SD version
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  6. Rigby macrumors 601

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    I notice that you are in the UK. Perhaps the backend hasn't been updated in the UK yet? Given that you don't have Movies Anywhere, I imagine there are some differences.
     
  7. shinseiromeo macrumors member

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    I have a backlog of digital codes to redeem, about 30 overall, from November and December BD/4K BD purchases. With one I just started redeeming, Kingsman: Golden Circle, it gives me a choice to pick iTunes, google play, VUDU, or moviesanywhere as redemption options. Now in the past before MA existed, I always picked iTunes as it was the best quality in my tests. With the whole 4K hoopla going on now, where is it best to redeem fox movie titles to get the best quality?
     
  8. Zooie123 macrumors newbie

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    I watched this last night in Itunes in 4k HDR on my LG 65OLED B7A and it did not disappoint. The PQ was simply amazing. I have a 300 down Cox line with absolutely no stutter ever. No pixelization, just an amazing perfect picture with great color.
    I always try fix titles first in ITunes or purchase them directly in ITunes. My preference.
     
  9. netnothing thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Generally I would say iTunes. HD codes will give the 4K upgrade if available directly via iTunes. I would always check the sheet prior to redeeming: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZsJkCX4DIv2oeCKQ7zp2ArkR1qKEXCUuCMBbUtHtmh4/edit#gid=0

    Movies Anywhere has started to recognize 4K codes if from a 4K disc. Not all studios though. iTunes is leading with new 4K titles added, so a good chance if you redeem in iTunes you'll get the 4K. Would only want to redeem Vudu if Vudu had the UHD, otherwise you will only get HD rights.
     
  10. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    This is a really safe bet. Personally, I have had good luck with using Movies Anywhere, but itunes is always safe since they do the free UHD upgrade if the title is in their catalog in 4K regardless of the "rights"
     
  11. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Generally, all codes from regular 1080p BDs that can be redeemed in iTunes should be redeemed in iTunes to take advantage of the potential free upgrade. But it seems that some studios (e.g. Universal) are moving away from iTunes-redeemeable codes in favor of MA only for new movies, so free upgrades from code redemptions may soon come to an end.

    Codes from UHD BDs are a bit trickier. If you redeem them through a provider that doesn't have the UHD version, the UHD entitlement won't be transferred to MA so you will not get UHD on any other provider either, even if they have the UHD version. So, for UHD codes of MA-enabled titles, it may be safest to redeem in MA directly. But to make things more complicated, Disney/Marvel codes from UHD discs don't actually redeem in UHD anywhere (even at Vudu which has the UHD versions in the store), so it may be best to redeem them through iTunes anyway and hope that the studio will eventually allow free upgrades ...
     
  12. shinseiromeo macrumors member

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    I concur, this is stupidly complicated. To add on top, I can never see a visual difference between a code insert from a BD or from a 4K BD. I've yet to see any marking to substantiate the difference, if there is one.


    So in the end, it seems I shouldn't change the way I've been redeeming for years...

    For Fox, I always pick iTunes.
    For Universal, they have usually allowed for redemption in both iTunes and VUDU.
    For Sony, I redeemed in flixster, now VUDU.
    For WB, they seem to have switched to UV only, so VUDU is the only option.

    I don't see any benefit from redeeming directly in MA if everything else is linked anyway. Am I looking at this the right way?
     
  13. netnothing thread starter macrumors 68040

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    If you are redeeming a 4K code, you may want to redeem on MA if Vudu doesn't have it in UHD. FYI, if you enter the code on the MA site in an incognito browser (logged out) - it will tell you the quality you are redeeming.
     
  14. Rigby macrumors 601

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    The movie "American Made" by Universal that just came out today is MA and Vudu only.
    Be careful. If it's a UHD code, check first if Vudu has it in UHD, or redeem at MA. Vudu currently has only 3 Sony movies in UHD. If you redeem any others there you will waste the UHD code.
    Warner movies can also be redeemed through MA.
     
  15. shinseiromeo, Jan 2, 2018
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    Okay, so from now on do you recommended redeeming in iTunes if possible, and if a UV code, always choose MA over VUDU? From what I'm taking away, there's no reason not to use MA if iTunes is not available.

    Redeeming a 4K UV code through VUDU may not always give 4K, yet if I redeem that in MA, where would I get the 4K version?
     
  16. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Not all UV codes can be redeemed through MA (primarily those form Paramount and Lionsgate who are not yet participating in MA), and not every MA code is necessarily a UV code. I suspect UV as a redemption platform will die over the next year or so, and the studios will only issue MA codes. Already today many new releases don't carry the UV logo anymore.
    The only possible reason is if you want UV rights for some reason. If you redeem a movie through MA, you'll have it in Vudu but not in any other connected UV providers. Personally I don't think it matters since Vudu is the only good UV provider left anyway.
    At any connected MA providers that carry the UHD version. iTunes already has significantly more than Vudu, and Amazon has some exclusives too.
     
  17. robertmanziel macrumors newbie

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    I set up my home-theater in my house. And reading this post gives me an idea on how to set up my TV.
     
  18. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    This is a good document you can use to determine where to redeem movies.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZsJkCX4DIv2oeCKQ7zp2ArkR1qKEXCUuCMBbUtHtmh4/htmlview
     
  19. benji888 macrumors 68000

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    I just redeemed a WB code that expired in 2015, I went to the WB site and it redirected me to MA, so they have switched to MA. Edit: or, UV or MA...UV via VUDU only?

    That movie shows up as 4K DV, in my library (ATV 4th gen.), but, I don't yet have ATV 4K or 4K set up to test if it plays in 4K.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 3, 2018 ---
    ...isn't UV being phased out, eventually holdout studios will have to choose to go MA or just iTunes or VUDU?
     
  20. -Gonzo- macrumors 6502

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    It probably won’t be 4K, it’s just a generic label of what that movie is available as.
    On playback it will more than likely only playback in HD.
     
  21. Rigby macrumors 601

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    As mentioned earlier in the thread, you can check in the iOS TV app. Go to Library/Movies, scroll to find the movie in question, and tap it. It'll show you the resolution (and HDR/DV, if applicable) you can actually play back.
    It seems likely at this point.
     
  22. unipnthr macrumors newbie

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    Just went through my entire collection and determined which are available in 4K through iTunes against where the movies were purchased/redeemed and I can confirm anything purchased in HD through Vudu or redeemed in Movies Anywhere does not show up in my TV app library as 4K. Any HD movies that I purchased via iTunes, codes redeemed in iTunes or purchased in Vudu and also purchased in iTunes shows up as 4K. Unfortunately it looks like MA participating studios are going to MA only thereby preventing us from getting the free 4k upgrade on new movies....which is understandable, but still disappointing. Thankfully 4K movies are still getting discounted in iTunes
     
  23. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    I know it doesn't help right now, but I have to wonder though if everyone's library won't be upgraded at some point. At some point there will likely be 8k versions of movies and who knows all what else to come down the pike. I can't imagine providers keeping multiple versions of the same movies and taking up all that extra server space forever making things more and more complicated for everyone....including themselves.

    Just doesn't seem cost effective. I know the industry has relied on people sometimes buying the same item over and over in different formats, but I just don't see this practical in the digital age as time goes on. Realistically, how many versions will they want to keep on their servers indefinitely?
     
  24. shinseiromeo macrumors member

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    What I’m currently finding unsettling is how almost daily my “4K/HDR” movies in the TV app is constantly changing. One day it’s 110, then 96. Yesterday it was 102.
     
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    Or one version of a movie gets updated but not the others, and you wonder if they'll ever get updated
     

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