Movies Anywhere, a digital movie service run by Disney in partnership with Warner Bros., Universal, Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox, has its first pay TV partner in Comcast.
Comcast Xfinity subscribers will now be able to sync up their accounts and access their purchases from the Xfinity Digital Store through the Movies Anywhere platform. Movies Anywhere is available on the web and on Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Roku devices, Windows 10 and Xbox devices.
Comcast linking up with the service is notable since it’s the only traditional television distributor thus far to do so. Other services that have synced their customers’ digital purchases with Movies Anywhere include iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV and FandangoNOW.
"Comcast is one of the country's leading pay TV providers with a customer base that, like ours, consists of people who are passionate about the movies they love," said Karin Gilford, general manager of Movies Anywhere, in a statement. "We are thrilled to now include Comcast's Xfinity TV customers among those who can benefit from Movies Anywhere's ability to bring their favorite movies together in one place that can be accessed across a multitude of devices using the Movies Anywhere app and across Xfinity TV platforms."
"Xfinity X1 is the only platform that provides customers with seamless, integrated access to all of their entertainment choices within one user interface, whether that content is live, on demand, streamed, recorded, rented or owned," said Daniel Spinosa, vice president of Entertainment Services at Comcast Cable, in a statement. "And by joining Movies Anywhere, Xfinity TV customers can now easily link their accounts across participating digital retailers and watch their consolidated digital library on X1, or anywhere in the country via the Xfinity Stream app and portal."
Xfinity TV customers will need to create a Movies Anywhere account on the Movies Anywhere app or website. Once logged in, they can connect their Xfinity TV account and other accounts and access their digital films through Xfinity X1, the Xfinity Stream app and other Xfinity TV platforms.