UltraViolet shutting down in Canada as of July 31 2019

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macrumors 603
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Apr 19, 2017
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
From their website:


What should you do now?
Login here and choose Retailer Services to verify the retailers linked to your UltraViolet Library. If your Library is not currently linked to a retailer or if you would like to link to additional participating retailers, select one or more retailers to link to your UltraViolet Library.
Don’t unlink or close your UltraViolet Library, as UltraViolet and retailers will be working together to maximize your continued access to movies and TV shows.

Between January 31 and July 31, 2019:
You can continue to access your UltraViolet movies and TV shows through the retailer(s) linked to your UltraViolet Library.
You can also continue to purchase new movies and TV shows and redeem digital codes by following the redemption instructions. Depending on the retailer, these new purchases and redemptions may or may not be added to your UltraViolet Library.
Linking your UltraViolet Library to additional retailers can maximize your access to your Library and help avoid potential disruption.

After the shutdown date:
Your UltraViolet Library will automatically close and, in the majority of cases, your movies and TV shows will remain accessible at previously-linked retailers.
You can continue to make online purchases and redeem codes, but these may only be available through that retailer, and will not be added to your UltraViolet Library.
Thank you for making UltraViolet part of how you enjoy digital entertainment. See Help for more information.

I'm really disappointed that movie companies stopped including an iTunes redemption code with their Canadian Blu-ray and 4k disc releases.

Some Flixster and Sony movies can't be played back on my Apple TV which is a big let-down.

By creating a Movies Anywhere and USA iTunes account, linking all retailers to MA, some of my flixster and UV movies appear when I sign in to my USA iTunes account on my Apple TV.



macrumors 68000
Feb 9, 2009
Yep, just read this on 9to5Mac a while ago. UltraV never took off here in the UK, in fact it's been almost existent since 2011 to get download codes with DVDs or BluRay. I'm so glad that I decided to go the iTunes route 100% in 2013 as I was weighing up going with BluRay 100% or iTunes 100%. Very relieved that I chose Apple as the ATV has simply got more amazing every year as has the iPhone and MacBook PLUS little did I know in 2013 that I'd leave the working world behind that year and go travelling whilst operating my own marketing sport management business from my MacBook in a trendy cafe in Bali after a surf or Barcelona or Montmartre Paris were i've been all week visiting friends :) Catching up on one of my favourite films on my iPhone X on a never ending late train ride was lovely :)


macrumors 601
Jun 16, 2008
They are losing worldwide. I got emailed on this this morning directly from UVVU.

My saving grace in this is that we still have the Blu-Ray for most of the movies that came from UVVU, so I'm just going to rip and store them. An hour or so rip is going to take the same amount of time as a full download from them anyway.

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