Movies Anywhere Digital Copy Part of Disney ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Prizes

Disney Movie Insiders is offering 20 prize packs including Avatar: The Way of Water merchandise and a digital copy of the film via Movies Anywhere to 20 fans.

Each prize pack will include an eco-tote, notebook, stainless steel water bottle and a digital code redeemable at Movies Anywhere for Avatar: The Way of Water.

To enter, consumers must follow @DisneyMovieInsiders, tag a friend and comment with #DMIAvatarAtHomeSweepstakes.

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Movies Anywhere Offering Clips With ‘DC League of Super-Pets’ Buy

Consumers who purchase DC League of Super-Pets on Movies Anywhere through any connected digital retailer can receive exclusive digital access to more than 10 minutes of deleted scenes.

The seven bonus deleted scenes are “Meet the Rescue Animals,” “Wild for the Night,” “Lulu Visits Lexicorp,” “Hero Team Assemble,” “Stryker’s Island,” “Lulu Gathers the Troops” and “Krypto’s Solo Flight.”

The offer lasts Aug. 23 to Sept. 23.

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Digital retailers on Movies Anywhere include Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Prime Video, Apple TV, YouTube/Google Play, Xfinity, Verizon and DirecTV.

Movies Anywhere: ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Most Popular Movie in Q2

The most popular movie on the Movies Anywhere platform in Q2 2022 was Spider-Man: No Way Home, followed in a close second by Sing 2, and Uncharted, in a close third, according to the digital library platform.

The findings were based on the number of Movies Anywhere users who watched a movie.

The top watched movie, however — based on the total number of hours watched — was Sing 2, followed by Uncharted with Ghostbusters: Afterlife in third.

The top three actors watched on the platform in Q2 based on the number of users who watched their movies were Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch and Zendaya.

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The most watched new-release movie genre on the platform in Q2 based on the total number of hours watched was the action genre led by Spider-Man: No Way Home. Runner up was the animated genre, followed by comedies, with the top movie being Sing 2 in both categories.

The most purchased and redeemed movie in Q2 based on total number of transactions was Uncharted, followed closely by Spider-Man: No Way Home, followed by Morbius.

The most shared movie on the platform (using the app’s Screen Pass feature) was Sing.

The most re-watched new release movie in Q2, based on the number of times the movie was watched or the number of platform users who re-watched the movie, was Sing 2. Coincidentally, if looking at catalog titles, for Q2, the original Sing was the most re-watched movie.  (Note: Re-watched means the movie was watched two or more times with at least 30% completion.)

Movies Anywhere Creates LGBTQ+ Movie Collection to Celebrate Pride Month

The cloud-based digital library service Movies Anywhere has created a collection of the LGBTQ+ movies  to celebrate Pride Month this year. 

Titles in the collection include The Fallout, Ammonite, Bad Education, Booksmart, Boy Erased, Bohemian Rhapsody, Love, Simon and Call Me By Your Name

Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment), The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, 20th Century Studios, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), and Warner Bros. Entertainment are all participating studios in Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere participating retailers include Apple TV, Prime Video, Vudu, Google Play/YouTube, Microsoft Movies & TV, Xfinity, Verizon Fios TV and DirecTV.

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Movies Anywhere Offering Exclusive ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Clip to Movie Purchasers

Digital locker service Movies Anywhere is offering an exclusive, never-before-seen Spider-Man: No Way Home bonus clip to consumers who purchase the Sony Pictures film from any retailer connected to the service.

The eight-minute bonus clip, titled “Spider-Man and the Multiverse in Marvel Comics,” can be unlocked through the Movies Anywhere platform. The clip features behind-the-scenes interviews with the film’s producers, including Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and co-producer Chris Buongiorno, who talk about how the movie harkens back to the original comics.  

The offer is good through April 11.

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After purchasing the film, consumers will find the bonus content in the “My Extras” section of “My Movies” within the Movies Anywhere platform.

 

Kevin Smith Promotes Movies Anywhere ‘My Lists’ Feature With His Film Favorites

Filmmaker Kevin Smith is helping to promote the “My Lists” feature on the cloud-based movie locker service Movies Anywhere.

Smith used the feature to unveil his ultimate movie lists across four categories, choosing from more than 8,000 movies in the Movie Anywhere catalog. Smith’s personal lists are:

  • “Movies That Made Me Who I Am”
  • “Respecter of Directors”
  • “Nonstop Talk & Dialogue Deluges” and
  • “My Marvel Top 10.” 

 

His lists are featured exclusively on the service with video commentary on why he chose each movie and the impact these films had on him as a passionate cinephile and movie collector.

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It’s not the first time Movies Anywhere has worked with the filmmaker. In April, he created a list of 18 movies that were his “greatest inspirations of all time.”

Movies Anywhere launched the “My Lists” feature in August. It allows all users to personalize their movie collections. Users can get an organized list via AI, machine learning, and a special algorithm that auto-generates lists specifically for each user, based on the user’s unique viewing and purchasing behavior. Suggested lists are developed by genres, people, franchises, or themes utilizing user movie watching and purchasing habits. “My Lists” is also customizable and users can create their own or tweak the auto-generated lists to better suit their needs.

Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment), The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, 20th Century Studios, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), and Warner Bros. Entertainment are all participating studios in Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere participating retailers include Apple TV, Prime Video, Vudu, Google Play/YouTube, Microsoft Movies & TV, Xfinity, FandangoNow, Verizon Fios TV and DirecTV.

Movies Anywhere Viewers Added More Than 25M Movies to the Service in 2021

For the end of the year, a Movies Anywhere landing page is offering stats on consumer viewing habits in 2021. 

The cloud-based digital locker service tallied 22.6 million hours watched; 157,000 movies shared with the Screen Pass feature; 12.1 million total lists created with the “My Lists” feature (both auto-created plus manually created); 25.2 million movies added to collections (all transactions combined); and 6.7 million deals purchased.

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Among titles, the most watched for the year was The Croods: A New Age, the most purchased was Free Guy; the most redeemed was Wonder Woman 1984; the most wishlisted was Black Widow; the most Screen Pass sent was Trolls, and the most searched was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Movies Anywhere participating studios include Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment), The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, 20th Century Studios, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm) and Warner Bros. Entertainment. Participating digital retailers include Apple TV, Prime Video, Vudu, YouTube/Google Play, Verizon, Xfinity, Microsoft Movies & TV and DirecTV.

Movies Anywhere Available on Xbox Consoles

The cloud-based movie library service Movies Anywhere is now accessible on Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

Xbox users can download the Movies Anywhere app through the Microsoft store to access their movie collection on their console.

Users can playback their movies via their Xbox and purchase more movies from the Microsoft store once their retailer account is connected to their Movies Anywhere account.

Video playback on Xbox via Movies Anywhere supports 4K, HDR 10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.

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Movies Anywhere participating studios include Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment), The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, 20th Century Studios, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm) and Warner Bros. Entertainment. Other participating digital retailers include Apple TV, Prime Video, Vudu, Google Play/YouTube, Xfinity, FandangoNow, Verizon Fios TV and DirecTV.

Movies Anywhere Launches ‘My Lists’ Feature

The cloud-based movie locker service Movies Anywhere has launched a new feature called “My Lists,” allowing users to personalize their movie collections.

Users can get an organized list via AI, machine learning, and a special algorithm that auto-generates lists specifically for each user, based on the user’s unique viewing and purchasing behavior. Suggested lists are developed by genres, people, franchises, or themes utilizing user movie watching and purchasing habits.

“My Lists” is also customizable and users can create their own or tweak the auto-generated lists to better suit their needs.

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Google to End ‘Play Movies & TV’ App Access on Myriad Devices

Google is planning to discontinue access to its “Google Play Movies & TV” app on Roku streaming devices and smart TVs, including connected Samsung, LG and Vizio models beginning June 15.

The pending action reportedly also involves Movie Anywhere, the industry-backed platform that lets consumers of digital and packaged-media movies access their content across compatible devices. Platform users will still be able to access their Google Play Movies & TV and Movies Anywhere content purchases on Google-owned YouTube.

“Movies Anywhere users can rest assured that their purchased content will still be available to them on the Movies Anywhere app,” read a Movies Anywhere statement. “Movies Anywhere will continue to provide streamlined access to movies purchased through connected digital retailers, allowing movie lovers to access their collection in more places than ever before.”

While the Google Play Movies & TV app still exists, it reportedly will soon meld with Google TV, the streaming app launched last September.

In a blog post from Google product manager Hanwook Kim, the search behemoth is instructing affected users going forward to access and/or share their purchased content through its YouTube subsidiary. Movies and TV shows purchased on YouTube cannot be shared with third parties.

“Starting 6/15/2021, the Google Play Movies & TV app will no longer be available on Roku, Samsung, LG and Vizio smart TVs,” he wrote.” “The YouTube app will be your new home for movies and shows. Just log in with your Google account in the YouTube app [and] you’ll have access to all of your past purchases, and will be able to browse, purchase, and rent new content.”

Among some of the changes cited in the post:

  • A consumers’ past purchases will still be available on YouTube;
  • Google Play credits can be used on YouTube to make purchases;
  • Play Family Library purchases can be viewed on YouTube but purchases made on YouTube do not support family sharing. Purchases made from the Google Play Movies & TV website or app will continue to support family sharing;
  • Watchlists are not available on YouTube, but viewers can set up playlists.

 

The YouTube app is available on devices that currently support the Google Play Movies & TV app, Kim noted. Content will not be viewable on LG NetCast and LG SimpleSmart devices.