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UPDATED: Microsoft Movie Purchases Available on Disney’s Movies Anywhere

UPDATED: Microsoft Movie Purchases Available on Disney’s Movies Anywhere

UPDATE: The Microsoft connection option is now available…

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You’ll soon be able to purchase movies and TV shows from Microsoft through its Windows 10 Store, and have them show up in Disney’s Movies Anywhere service. Movies Anywhere is Disney’s attempt to consolidate all your digital streaming content in a single place. Currently, the service offers the following connections…

Microsoft’s offering isn’t quite available yet, but the company has still rolled out its informational page: https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/moviesanywhere

Microsoft is offering a free movie (X-Men: Days of Future Past) if you connect your accounts and sync your content.

You still have to be a bit apprehensive purchasing movies from a company that’s not geared to support these for the long term. Purchasing from a company like Amazon or Disney makes perfect sense. Amazon is a retail organization and Disney makes movies and TV shows. Purchasing from a company that is focused on its cloud services for the bulk of its future revenue seems like a gamble.

Microsoft says this…

After disconnecting your Microsoft account from Movies Anywhere, all movies you previously purchased from Microsoft Movies & TV, and all movies that previously came into your Microsoft account from Movies Anywhere, will remain there subject to Microsoft’s policies and terms of use.

Which sounds great until you get to that “will remain there subject to Microsoft’s policies and terms of use.”  There are a lot of customers who have been bitten by phrases like that and under the assumption that Microsoft was all-in with a specific service or product.


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