I don’t think there is a human out there who doesn’t have a favourite Disney movie. Now, thanks to a new movie-curating app, you can carry your Disney movie collection in the palm of your hands. The result of a partnership with Google, Disney Movies Anywhere lets you add any Disney, Pixar or Marvel Universe movies to a single account (no matter whether they are copies you bought from Google Play abd iTunes, or if they were redeemed using codes from physical DVD and Blu-Ray purchases).
The process is straightforward and begins with the creation of a Disney Movies Anywhere account, which then prompts you to link your iTunes and Google Play accounts to it. Once this has been completed, you can play any of your Disney movies through the Disney Movies Anywhere app or directly on Disney’s website.
Even more exciting than the convenience of Disney Movies Anywhere (especially for those of us who also happen to be parents) is the news that this app is multi-platform in a way that is truly remarkable: combining purchases from Google Play and iTunes. This cooperative app-effort puts the best interests of users in front of the petty platform arguments that usually win out. With any luck, this is a turning point and will happen far more often going forward.
Unfortunately for Canadians, this new Disney service is only available for US residents (aged 13 and over) –but it is my sincere hope that this restriction is temporary. If you happen to be American, you can download Disney Movies Anywhere for free now.
Jillian Koskie is an experienced software developer, content writer, project manager and usability design expert. With over 17 years in these roles, Jillian has enjoyed applying her skill-set to assist clients and users across a wide variety of sectors including: legal, health, and financial services. Combining these professional opportunities with a love of technology, Jillian is pleased to contribute articles, opinions, and advice to numerous news outlets, websites, and publications.