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Disney Dumps Support for Windows 10’s Movies & TV App

Disney has been in the news over the past few days with an announcement that the company will be pulling its Star Wars and Marvel movies from Netflix and developing its own streaming service. Customers of both Disney and Netflix have been vocal that this is a stupid move by the company. Disney shares fell shortly after the announcement, but the company is treading forward, nonetheless.

Overnight, customers of Disney’s Movies Anywhere service – which links Disney movie purchases to third party streaming services – received emails stating that the company has ended support for connecting Disney movie purchases to Microsoft’s Movies & TV app on Windows 10.

The email states…

Disney Movies Anywhere enables you to share your digital movies across multiple digital providers according to the consent you gave to each provider when you successfully linked your accounts. Your Microsoft Movies & TV consent has expired and cannot currently be renewed. Please link to any of our other participating digital providers, including iTunes, Amazon Video, VUDU, Google Play, and Fios by Verizon.

The email…

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If this feels a tad bit like the beginnings of what happened with Windows Mobile app support, you’re not alone. However, Disney executives don’t seem to be in the right frame of mind right now.


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