Disney have just released a new app into the wild. Disney Movies Anywhere – is a brilliant app for iPad and iPhone that lets you watch your Disney and Marvel movies wherever you are.
The app is built using Disney’s proprietary digital rights locker, KeyChest. A technology we’ve been hearing about for years — and part of the reason Disney/Apple haven’t joined in with Ultraviolet digital copies — it could help Movies Anywhere stretch beyond iOS to other platforms in the future. As originally designed, it can work with any studio, DRM system or digital video store that wishes to participate, and unlock copies purchased via one storefront on any other automatically. That could include Ultraviolet shops like Vudu and Redbox Instant, or those going it alone like Amazon, Google Play and Comcast video on-demand — not to mention other hardware platforms like Android and Roku.
You can browse all of Disney’s movies within the app, and they’re sorted into several categories, like Pixar, Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, Princesses, and more. From a movie’s page, you can watch a preview, see more movies like the one you’re viewing, and hit a button to bring up the movie’s iTunes page so you can purchase it. A badge on the left side of the screen will tell you if the movie has any bonus features. Bonus content in Movies Anywhere often mirrors what you’ll find in iTunes Extras, with short films, behind-the-scenes documentaries and more
There are even more ways to get Disney movies onto your iPad. You can also redeem download codes for DVD and Blu-ray movies you already own for Disney, Pixar, and Marvel films from within the app. Digital copies previously redeemed on iTunes will automatically be active in the app and on iTunes after the user logs in and connects their Disney and iTunes accounts.
Here are the key features from Watch Disney Movies Anywhere:
- Watch your Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies everywhere you go!
- Build your digital movie collection with a library of hundreds of videos to choose from.
- Get new movies directly through the app or redeem your Disney digital copies.
- Access exclusive Disney content for free!!!
- Watch movies while connected or download movies to your device for offline viewing.
- Earn Disney Movie Rewards points for every digital transaction.
Movies are priced at $19.99 each, and there’s a library of over 400 to choose from. There’s a special launch offer for Apple users too – if you link your iTunes account to the Disney Movies Anywhere app you get the Pixar movie ‘The Incredibles’ for free.
Here’s an App Store link for Disney Movies Anywhere; it’s a free app.