Movies Anywhere Expands to Include Microsoft Platform Users

Movies Anywhere and Microsoft Movies & TV have joined forces to make it easier for Microsoft account holders to ‘access and grow’ personal film collections. A Microsoft account can be synced with Movies Anywhere to centralize digital movies purchased from Microsoft alongside those from other Movies Anywhere retailers. Movies Anywhere will allow consumers to access a digital movie collection at home or on the go in a cross-platform app that also features ‘over 7,500 digital movies’ for purchase, which will include “The Deadpool 2 Super Duper $@%!#& Cut” with its 15 minutes of new inserted action and jokes.

By combining the Movies Anywhere app and website, Microsoft customers will be able access eligible digital movies from the majors, including Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film, Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment), The Walt Disney Studios (encompassing Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), and Warner Bros. Users will be able to watch redeemed and purchased digital movies from participating digital retailers on various platforms, including Xbox and Windows 10 devices, Amazon Fire devices, Android devices and Android TV, Chromecast, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Roku devices and browsers.

Movies Anywhere users will also get an ‘exclusive’ look at a bonus feature from “Deadpool 2.” The clip, titled “Until Your Face Hurts: Alt Takes,” will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the cast collaboration that resulted in on-set improv and alt takes. Through August 28, users who sync their account for the first time with Microsoft or another participating digital retailer will also receive “X-Men: Days of Future Past” in their digital movie collection.

“This launch has been highly anticipated by our most passionate movie fans, and we are very excited to bring Microsoft into the Movies Anywhere family,” said Karin Gilford, General Manager, Movies Anywhere. “Movies Anywhere brings your movie collection together quickly and easily, and we’re thrilled to share this benefit with Microsoft customers. Since our launch just nine months ago, consumers have stored more than 135 million movies on our app, and both content and quality continue to grow with the onboarding of new retailers like Microsoft.”

“We are thrilled that Microsoft now supports Movies Anywhere,” said Pedro Gutierrez, Director, Movies & TV, Microsoft. “With Movies Anywhere, all of your eligible movies from Microsoft can be enjoyed across your favorite screens at no extra cost. Microsoft Movies & TV allows you to watch the newest movies across your favorite devices — like Xbox — before streaming services or disc, and without subscription or membership fees.”

Martin, a seasoned journalist and AV expert, has written for several notable print magazines. He’s served in key roles at Lucasfilm’s THX Division, NEC’s digital cinema division, and has even consulted for DreamWorks. Despite his illustrious career, Martin remains rooted in his passion for cinema and acting, with notable appearances in several Spielberg films, Doctor Who, and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. He currently resides in San Francisco.

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