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Old 06-10-20, 11:38 AM
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I posted a new thread for Screen Pass sharing.

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Old 07-30-20, 10:39 AM
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Looks like Movies Anywhere has added a "Watch together" feature.
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I have never once used a watch together or watch party or whatever they're supposed to be. I don't get it, nor know what it's purpose is for.
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Originally Posted by E Unit
I have never once used a watch together or watch party or whatever they're supposed to be. I don't get it, nor know what it's purpose is for.
A watch party is for you and maybe a few friends or family members to watch a movie at the same time. It syncs the movie to play at the exact same time. I think there's chat function for the participants to chat while the movie is playing.

Netflix and Disney + also has this feature.

I assume for you and most here it's not very practical. The first challenge is finding someone who would actually have the time to participate.
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Old 07-30-20, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Defiant
Looks like Movies Anywhere has added a "Watch together" feature.
thatís nice now where are the MGM, Lionsgate and Paramount support?
Old 07-30-20, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by DJariya
I assume for you and most here it's not very practical. The first challenge is finding someone who would actually have the time to participate.
Or finding someone who a) I'd want to participate with and b) has MA. Which is none.

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thatís nice now where are the MGM, Lionsgate and Paramount support?
Old 07-30-20, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by DJariya
A watch party is for you and maybe a few friends or family members to watch a movie at the same time. It syncs the movie to play at the exact same time. I think there's chat function for the participants to chat while the movie is playing.

Netflix and Disney + also has this feature.

I assume for you and most here it's not very practical. The first challenge is finding someone who would actually have the time to participate.
Okay, I actually had no idea how it worked. It actually makes more sense having this feature now since most of the country and world is mostly on lockdown.
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https://moviesanywhere.com/collectio...ase|2020-08-17

DirecTV has now joined Movies Anywhere.

Edit: I get it. If you purchase on demand movies on DirecTV, and it's a MA title, it will be added to your MA locker. Nothing to do with it playing on your DirecTV receiver.


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So for the few who have DirecTV here, you can also watch your MA titles on your DirecTV receiver. The titles are in your purchases folder.
Old 08-27-20, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by DJariya
So for the few who have DirecTV here, you can also watch your MA titles on your DirecTV receiver. The titles are in your purchases folder.
I could not find my "purchases" folder on my receiver...

Also, by connecting my DirecTV account, I was able to choose a free movie from about 10 different titles. Not a great list, but free is free. I picked The Matrix. Don't remember what all the others were. Lego2 and a couple other animated ones were on there.
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I could not find my "purchases" folder on my receiver...

Also, by connecting my DirecTV account, I was able to choose a free movie from about 10 different titles. Not a great list, but free is free. I picked The Matrix. Don't remember what all the others were. Lego2 and a couple other animated ones were on there.
The purchases folder is under All Recordings. For example, if you bought an on demand movie from DirecTV, that's where you keep track of your purchase.


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MA is currently doing a promotion coinciding with the DirecTV deal in that you'll get a free movie if you connect any retailer for the first time. It doesn't have to be DirecTV. I don't have that service, but never connected my Microsoft account. I just did and instantly received an email saying I get a free movie.

Eligible movies: Smallfoot, LEGO Movie 2, Crazy Rich Asians, The Meg, and The Matrix.

Details: https://help.moviesanywhere.com/hc/e...s/360047677131
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Originally Posted by DJLinus
MA is currently doing a promotion coinciding with the DirecTV deal in that you'll get a free movie if you connect any retailer for the first time. It doesn't have to be DirecTV. I don't have that service, but never connected my Microsoft account. I just did and instantly received an email saying I get a free movie.

Eligible movies: Smallfoot, LEGO Movie 2, Crazy Rich Asians, The Meg, and The Matrix.

Details: https://help.moviesanywhere.com/hc/e...s/360047677131
You lucked out. All retailers which I have access are already connected. Don't have Xfinity, Verizon Fios, or Direct TV.
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Same with me.
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I mentioned the DirecTV MA link promotion a few posts above. It worked fine and my MA library is linked to my receiver.
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Right, but for me, I’m already linked to everything I can. I don’t have those last three.
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Originally Posted by b2net
You lucked out. All retailers which I have access are already connected. Don't have Xfinity, Verizon Fios, or Direct TV.
I tried repeatedly and could never connect Verizon Fios to MA. I believe this promotion ends in a few days.
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I hadn't connected iTunes yet for some reason, so I guess I caught a break. Thanks to those who shared!
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As luck would have it, I just set up a new DVR from Xfinity so I had my account info handy and had never connected it to MA. After flipping a coin between The Meg and Smallfoot, I was offered a 4K upgrade for Crazy Rich Asians and went with that.
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Originally Posted by Defiant
Looks like Movies Anywhere has added a "Watch together" feature.
Well, I finally did a Watch Together party. And... there's no chat feature, just the ability to post emoji's. That's disappointing.
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I guess I missed this, but iTunes now carries Disney movies in 4k. I spot checked a few of mine (that I bought in 4k at other retailers) and they show as 4k on iTunes.

https://9to5mac.com/2020/10/05/disne...ect-countries/
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Yep, they sent an e-mail out awhile back about Disney HD movies being upgraded to 4k.
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Movies Anywhere is now available on Samsung TVs

Movies Anywhere, the 'digital locker' service that allows you to centralize your film purchases, is now available on Samsung smart TVs. Starting today, you can download the software on any Samsung TV released between 2017 and 2021.
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Figured this was as good a place as any to ask this : I noted in a current "Mix & Match 2 for $9.99" sale on VUDU that L..A. Confidential was included with a bunch of 20th Century Fox titles. I clicked on the description and it's being listed as from 20th Century Fox. I know for a fact it's a Warner Brothers movie - - it was one of my very first DVDs purchased along with Boogie Nights - both were in Snapper cases, which were only used by WB/New Line. How did the rights for this relatively recent, high-profile Oscar winning title switch studios?
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Itís from Regency, who started distributing their new movies with Fox a few years ago and they got the video rights to their other movies. Sucks because being a purist I want the Warner Bros opening and closings left in, but theyíre removed on new transfers.
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