Amazon Fire TV Gets FandangoNow; Movies Anywhere Wants Your Data

Amazon’s Fire TV streaming video device now accommodates access to digital movie/TV show purchases and rentals on FandangoNow. It’s a noteworthy move since Amazon has historically shied away offering access to third parties in the same business of transactional video-on-demand.

FandangoNow, which is owned by NBCUniversal, is also available on Roku, Chromecast, Xbox, NVIDIA, Portal TV and Xiaomi.

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Separately, Movies Anywhere has begun notifying registered users about updating their privacy agreement in order to continue service on the platform backed by all major studios except Lionsgate and Paramount.

Movies Anywhere, effective Jan. 30, updated its privacy policy covering myriad issues ranging from the type of personal information collected, children’s privacy, user controls and choices and sharing of information.

“We’re sending this reminder to let you know that your Movies Anywhere Video Data sharing consent expires in 30 days,” read the email. “It’s important to renew now so that your account stays current. If you let your consent expire, newly purchased movies will not flow into and out of your Movies Anywhere account.”

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The platform, which has more than 8 million registered users, is also encouraging members to update connections to their digital retailers.

“It’s easy, and just takes a moment to complete,” said Movies Anywhere.

Participating digital retailers include Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Walmart’s Vudu.com, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV, Comcast’s Xfinity Store, FandangoNow and Verizon.

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