Movies Anywhere has a launch offer which gives you up to 5 free Blockbuster movies for free. This is a limited time offer. Google and Movies Anywhere let you connect your services and have all your movies in one place.
At the moment you can connect the following services:
- Google Play
- Amazon Video
Once you linked your services to Movies Anywhere you will see all your purchased movies on the Movies Anywhere website and on Google Play. This idea is actually pretty good. I was looking long for a place to manage all my movies which are scattered over many different platforms. This is the first step in the right direction but still not perfect as it doesn’t support a bunch of other services. The advantage of Google Play is, you can stream your content to the big screen with Chromecast.
To actually have your movie listed on this service it must be of one of the following studios:
- Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
- Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.
- Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
If it’s not, it won’t be listed in Movies Anywhere. This is a downside to the service. Another problem is that they list Sony Pictures Entertainment but I can’t link my Sony Entertainment Network account to Movies Anywhere.
This service is currently only available in the US, however, I was able to link my “German” Google Play account to Movies Anywhere. So far none of my movies from Google Play appeared in Movies Anywhere. Maybe because they are the German version of the movies?
Launch Offer – up to 5 free Blockbuster Movies
After signing up and linking your first digital retailer with Movies Anywhere you receive Ice Age and Ghostbusters (2016). Adding a second digital retailer will add Jason Bourne, The Lego Movie and Big Hero 6 to your library.
This service has potential if they continuously improve it. The launch deal is pretty awesome. You get 5 great movies for free. That’s not to bad.
Any other tips and tricks for Movies Anywhere?
Last year, Fandango Now and Ultraviolet offered the Bourne Ultimatum for free. It’s incredible how you can build a pretty decent movie library with all these offers. The downside, of course, is the amount of accounts you have to create. Sometimes you get HD versions, sometimes you get SD versions but both are good enough to stream to your phone or tablet and watch them on the go.
[Header Image courtesy of Google Play Blog]