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Press Release Announcing the launch of MOVIES ANYWHERE

Discussion in 'Streaming and Digital Media' started by Ronald Epstein, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Sam Posten

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    I love code swaps.
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    I've resisted paying the outrageous price to have these in my library forever. I finally added them today a whole 3 weeks before they will be part of my Disney+ subscription. Still worth it.
     
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    C'mon Paramount, MGM, and Lionsgate...
     
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    Well, yeah...
     
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    It's too bad that article you linked didn't mention that fact. I understand it's concerning regarding Walmart selling Vudu so it is something we need to be watching closely.
     
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    I wonder how much Vudu is losing when I purchase a Blu-ray or UHD Blu-ray from Amazon or Best Buy, redeem the digital copy on Movies Anywhere, then stream my digital copy on Vudu. There must be costs associated with that.

    I do know that when I have an issue with a stream on a particular MA retailer, the first thing the retailer asks is "Did you purchase from us?" or "Where did you obtain your code?" If my answer is not that particular retailer, then the rep usually begins to ease back on being completely helpful, leading to frustration on my part. Google Play is probably the worst (they are also the hardest to even make contact with), basically refusing in most cases to assist if you did not purchase directly from them. Vudu and Apple are much better in most cases, with Apple having the definite edge.
     
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    I think that is one of the problems that both the news media and the general public have with categorizing streaming services. While I agree that sales of both digital and physical media of Disney content is likely going to diminish very soon due to the launch of Disney+ in a few weeks, I do not see services like Vudu or FandangoNow as direct competitors to Disney+.

    These are the categories I often use when discussing streaming services -

    VOD (Video On Demand)
    Vudu
    FandangoNow
    Google Play Movies
    Apple TV (formerly iTunes)

    SVOD (Subscription Video On Demand)
    Netflix
    Disney+
    Apple TV+
    Hulu
    CBS All Access

    Hybrid VOD/SVOD
    Amazon Prime Video
     
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    I know there is a pretty big cost to join and a per title redeemed cost for the studios, which is why Paramount and Lionsgate haven't joined. I've never read any talk about the cost for retailers.

    For the first time since switching to digital moves, I'm nervous. I've got quite a few titles in Vudu that are not MA so, they wouldn't be in any other storefront. If the sale goes south and Vudu shuts down, I'm in trouble.
     
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    I'm not nervous as I think mergers will occur, once these companies realize the reality that people only have so much entertainment money to spend on stuff.
     
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    Vudu has way too many "members" to allow that to happen. Hopefully, they won't do what Target Ticket did and move customers to a sub-par service (the now defunct CinemaNow) for those non-MA titles.
     
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    A few things to throw in here...

    Oct 25th news reports were that Sony is looking to sell PlayStation Vue:


    https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/25/20932088/sony-playstation-vue-sale-streaming-war-competiton-content-cost

    Oct 29th news reports became that Sony is just going to shut down PlayStation Vue:

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/29/20938533/sony-playstation-vue-live-tv-streaming-shutdown

    Things can change fast.

    If you look at other message boards including Vudu's, to a person everybody is saying they won't spend additional money on Vudu until more clarity on the situation is known.

    This is something that I have a feeling will be resolved sooner than later...
     
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    This digital coming an
    Now that I've given a test run of Apple TV on Roku, I would put Apple TV in that Hybrid category. Their shows and my Movies Anywhere library are there, but so are gobs of ads for rentals, purchases and additional streaming channels.

    After experiencing Apple TV on Roku, I'm close to buying the Apple TV 4K to supplement my Roku Ultra. I don't know if I need it, but the Dolby Vision and Airplay 2 features are tugging on me! :wacko:
     
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    It can't be much, if any, difference than redeeming it directly at Vudu and streaming it there.

    I think they would have more concerns with Instawatch or disc+digital, where you can buy a disc at Wal-Mart, get a code for Vudu, and then still get the digital code slip inside the disc.
     
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    Anyone know why Memphis Belle, a Warner Bris title, is not MA compatible??
     
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    Probably because there are rights issue with four other production companies attached to the movie besides Warner.
     
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    Are there other WB titles similarly in MA limbo?
     
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    Yes!
     
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    What would a Warner bris be like? :)
     

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