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How to add your UltraViolet movies to Movies Anywhere

Movies Anywhere is Disney's attempt to merge all of those digital movie services where you purchase content into one place. You don't have to watch all of your movies in Movies Anywhere. Instead, the service brings the movies to you. If you've bought digital movies on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Xfinity, Microsoft, FandangoNOW, or Google Play, you can now watch all of them on whichever your preferred service is.

If you recently received an email from UltraViolet that the company is closing and you'll have to link your movies to another account by July 31, 2019, you might be wondering whether you can get these movies into your Movies Anywhere account. You can add your UltraViolet movies to Movies Anywhere, but you need a Vudu account to do so (I know, you have to sign up for one more account).

Note: Not all movies are supported by Movies anywhere, so it's a good idea to have your UltraViolet movies linked to a couple of different services to ensure all of your movies are accessible after UltraViolet closes.

Movies Anywhere: Everything you need to know

Step 1: Sign up for Vudu

If you don't already have a Vudu account, you'll have to get one in order to merge your UltraViolet movies into Movies Anywhere.

Navigate to Vudu.com (opens in new tab) and sign up. You don't have to add a credit card during the setup process if you don't want to. Just skip the step to complete the process.

Step 2: Log into UltraViolet

If it's been a while since you used UltraViolet to watch a movie, you may have forgotten your username or password. Navigate to UltraViolet's Homepage and make sure you can log in. If you've forgotten, follow the steps to reset your account information.

Step 3: Merge your UltraViolet account with your Vudu account

Once you're ready, it's time to connect your UltraViolet account with your Vudu account so you can merge the movies from the former to the latter.

  1. Navigate to Vudu.com (opens in new tab) from your web browser.
  2. Log in with your Vudu account credentials if you haven't already.
  3. Click on your Profile Name in the upper left corner of the website.
  4. Click on UltraViolet.

  1. Click on the Already have Ultraviolet? link.
  2. Click on Connect.
  3. Click on OK when finished.

Step 4: Connect your Vudu account with Movies Anywhere

If you haven't already connected your Vudu account with Movies Anywhere, make sure you do so or you won't see your UltraViolet movies on your list.

  1. Navigate to MoviesAnywhere.com from your preferred web browser.
  2. Sign in with your Movies Anywhere credentials.
  3. Click on your User profile in the upper right corner of the website.
  4. Click on Manage Retailers.
  5. Click Connect next to Vudu.
  6. Enter your Vudu account credentials to confirm permission to connect the account.

All supported movies will populate across all of your connected digital retailer services; iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and Vudu.

Remember, not all movie distribution companies have signed on with Disney for Movies Anywhere. For example, Paramount Pictures does not support Movies Anywhere. So even if you bought a Paramount Pictures movie on iTunes or on Amazon, it won't appear across all of your supported digital retail services.

Any questions?

Do you have any questions about how to add your UltraViolet movies to Movies Anywhere? Put them in the comments and we'll help you out.

Thanks to the iMore Show listeners that contacted me to let me know that this was possible.

3 Comments
  • Yeah, only in America. Everyone else is screwed as none of these services work outside of their country!
  • Canadian users get left in the dust...again. It was one reason I only bought movies with iTune digital copies and tried to stay away from UV ones.
  • The problem with Movies Anywhere is that they don't have contracts with all of the studios (such as Paramount) so not all of your movies are accessible everywhere. Luckily VUDU does, so when my Ultraviolet account goes away all of my movies will at least be there. This again brings up a few problems that I have with digital movies.
    1) VUDU doesn't seem to like any of my Samsung tablets, so I cannot use the app there.
    2) Ultraviolet going away could mean (despite what they say) that you will no longer have access to some of these movies that you paid for (or got with an actual Blu-Ray purchase, which is what I do because I do not trust these services and would rather at least have a physical copy).
    3) Not all of your movies are accessible, even if the company has contracts with the studios. When Flixster was still around, it would not let me play many of my movies for some unknown reason (but at least they were nice enough to tell me, under the icon of the movie, that I could not access my movie). Annoying, to say the least...