Disney Movies Anywhere, a cloud service for - What else?
While it's owned by Disney, it operates independently via an advisory committee representing the participants, and movies can be redeemed through Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu. Any movie made by Disney, Sony, Fox, Universal or Warner, will be available across the aforementioned platforms, which means you'll have access to a substantial collection of titles (though Paramount and Lionsgate are two disappointing omissions from that list).
Today, Movies Anywhere's expanded launch will feature films from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Understanding the needs of consumers, five major Hollywood studios and four major digital retailers are coming on board to significantly improve the service. "And as Movies Anywhere continues to add more studios, retailers and platforms, the entertainment possibilities are endless". Since this service was limited to Disney's movies, it didn't reach lots of consumers. Movies Anywhere now offers support for devices including Amazon Fire; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; and Roku.
Featuring films from Sony Pictures Entertainment, The Walt Disney Studios (encompassing Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Twentieth Century Fox Film, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. "Movies Anywhere syncs users' libraries across their connected accounts, so consumers can watch their purchased and redeemed digital movies on an array of platforms including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Roku® devices and popular browsers, with more platforms and retailers to come".
Google invites users to link their accounts now to take advantage of this offer, however, the Movies Anywhere website doesn't appear to have officially launched and the Google Play app page that Google links to also isn't live at the time of writing.
The initial push will be for people to link accounts with the service, to push it, Disney is giving users who link their accounts access to Ghostbusters (2016) and Ice Age, and if they link a second retailer they will get access to Big Hero 6, Jason Bourne and The Lego Movie as well.