The free Movies Anywhere service, launched in the United States on Wednesday, initially will allow users to access movies purchased from Apple Inc's iTunes, Amazon.com Inc's Amazon Video, Alphabet Inc's Google Play and Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Vudu.
Available first in the USA, just connect your accounts using the new Movies Anywhere app or on the Movies Anywhere website, and all the movies you've purchased from Disney, Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal and Warner Bros. will be available for you to watch on Google Play. Before today, the sharing capabilities were limited only to Disney.
"Movies Anywhere is a massive step forward for the consumer digital media experience, bringing the incredible film libraries of five studios together in a virtual one-stop movie-watching shop", said Karin Gilford, General Manager, Movies Anywhere. Understanding the needs of consumers, five major Hollywood studios and four major digital retailers are coming on board to significantly improve the service. Since this service was limited to Disney's movies, it didn't reach lots of consumers. Movie content purchased or redeemed through digital retailers Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu will be supported through this service.
As of this writing, the Movies Anywhere site is still in a holding pattern, featuring an animation and the hashtag #AnywhereIsComing.
Once you've connected all your services you should be able to view your entire movie library in one place, either the Movies Anywhere website, or the Movies Anywhere app which will be on both Android and iOS - at this stage no game console apps have been announced.