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Old 10-13-17, 03:27 PM
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The problem is that iTunes codes expire in like three years and they really expire unlike UV codes. I must have wasted hundreds back in the early days l of Blu Ray back when you had to copy the movie to your computer hard drive upon redeeming the code. I didn't want to fill my hard drive up with movies that I already had on disc so I just ignored the codes.
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Originally Posted by b2net
And presently my UV locker states I have ZERO items... Fortunate I can still check it at Flixster Video (can't redeem or watch but it still shows collection).



Wonder if MA is causing a hammer of sync to and from UV via the services that are both and is causing UV issues now.
mine shows 0 as well. not sure what that's about...
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Originally Posted by OldBoy
mine shows 0 as well. not sure what that's about...
Mine shows zero also.

There's a notice at the top of my library:

"We're experiencing problems with the UltraViolet service. It may incorrectly indicate that your Library is empty. Please check back later. "
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Originally Posted by Kedrix
Now if we can just get subtitles, it can go somewhere...which I have not figured out at all on my ROKU that I keep in the master bedroom. Maybe I'm an idiot and just don't know how.
While the movie is playing, press the * button on the remote. It'll bring up a box with captions, subtitles and audio track options.
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Here's a few more movies with extra versions:

Mr & Mrs Smith - includes the Unrated version (+ audio commentary) and 3 audio commentary tracks on the theatrical version
Neighbors - audio commentary
Poltergeist (Extended Cut) - includes Theatrical version
The Professional - includes Extended Cut
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Originally Posted by OldBoy
Will there be an app on Xbox or smart tv?
That's what I would like to know. I have a 2 year old Samsung Smart TV & can't find the app.
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Originally Posted by E Unit
It's basically the new Ultraviolet.
Just checked my Ultraviolet library & get this error. Been like this now for a few hours.

"Warning message We're experiencing problems with the UltraViolet service. It may incorrectly indicate that your Library is empty. Please check back later."
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Originally Posted by Decker
Probably not, but as long as there is a VUDU app, you're fine. It just expanded your VUDU catalog.
It never expanded my Vudu catalog. I had 340 movies in my collection & that total has not changed.

Movies Anywhere only shows me having 263 movies.
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The error message was not on myUV when I logged in earlier. Glad to hear they are putting up the warning.

Keep in mind not all UV movies are MA and not all MA movies are UV. So basically we will still have stuff spit up just maybe not as much.

And there are also some non UV and non MA stuff I am sure some of us have that won't port anywhere at all.
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i do love that my Amazon movies which i totally forgot about some, ported to Vudu. i love the Vudu app so much better for movies and wala there they are...
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I'm playing around with the Roku app and sub profiles. I think I understand it, but as of yet, I can't find where to lock a profile to a specific device.
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Originally Posted by Hulkabrgr
I had to call VUDU about something, and while on the phone, I asked the CSR about movies that I have in hdx that are showing up as UHD on I-Tunes, and if those will eventually be available in UHD on vudu at no charge. I was told that they would be, and it should take about a week for those movies to be UHD on Vudu (Man of Steel, and Lego Movie were two specific titles that I was told would be upgraded at no charge)
Man of Steel and Lego Movie show the UHD logo on Vudu above each movie for me now.
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Originally Posted by dfmaverick2
I'm playing around with the Roku app and sub profiles. I think I understand it, but as of yet, I can't find where to lock a profile to a specific device.
If you understand the subprofiles at all, please let me know. I can't figure out how to use them or let anyone else sign in under one.
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If you understand the subprofiles at all, please let me know. I can't figure out how to use them or let anyone else sign in under one.
As far as the sub profiles, I believe you set them up on your account. Then activate the device which forces you to log into your main account (via the website) to enter the code. (So, set up profiles...have other start to activate on app of choice while on phone with you... give you code to activate through your account)

All of the sub profiles show up on the app and can be scrolled through.

The part where I am stumped is that on the HELP on the website, they mention locking a profile to a device by clicking something in the upper right, but I can't find it. As of now, everyone can switch to anyone else's profile...including the main.

I would think that it should have you select a profile when you activate a device and thus locking the profile to the device.

Maybe they don't have it all set up. I'm stumped. The profile stuff seems flawed and not detailed enough on the website.

It'd be nice to give my sister a profile for my nieces and nephews locked at G & PG, but what's the point if they can switch to another account with all movies.

EDIT Looking through the Roku app, I guess there is no place to buy movies on the main account unlike the website, but I wouldn't want people switching to other profiles and hampering playback for others. I don't fear that my folks or sister would change it, but kids might.

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Thank you for that. I'm totally stumped on the whole thing and my email to CS is still unanswered at this time.

I guess I didn't understand even the concept of locking another profile in, but like you said, there isn't a way to actually do it, as far as I can tell.

I'd like to make a profile for my middle-schooler on his phone and lock him to PG13. No need for him to discover Fast Times at Ridgemont High or American Pie yet.

And BTW : the website doesn't actually let you buy anything -- it only directs you to the purchase page on VUDU or Amazon or iTunes, etc.
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The lock button is definitely missing.

According to the HELP:

"5.Switch to that profile by selecting it
6.Tap on "Lock Profile" on the top right corner, and tap "Continue"

This locks the profile to the device and you can only change profiles by logging out and back in again. These restrictions will only apply to feature length movies. They will not apply to bonus features or movie trailers."


So, once the button is there and can tap continue, maybe you can select the profile to "lock" to a particular activated device.


I saw the buy buttons but didn't actually click on them, so now I know.
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I’m so surprised there is nothing telling you how many movies you have in total on MA...
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Here's an interesting video interview with the General Manager of Movies Anywhere. Lots of good info.

https://www.cnet.com/videos/movies-a...ions-answered/
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Originally Posted by OldBoy
I’m so surprised there is nothing telling you how many movies you have in total on MA...
Only place I've seen it so far is on the Roku MA app
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Originally Posted by Decker
Thank you for that. I'm totally stumped on the whole thing and my email to CS is still unanswered at this time.

I guess I didn't understand even the concept of locking another profile in, but like you said, there isn't a way to actually do it, as far as I can tell.

I'd like to make a profile for my middle-schooler on his phone and lock him to PG13. No need for him to discover Fast Times at Ridgemont High or American Pie yet.

And BTW : the website doesn't actually let you buy anything -- it only directs you to the purchase page on VUDU or Amazon or iTunes, etc.
I just installed the android app on my phone, and that app did have the lock profile on it. Once you lock it, the drop down with other profiles is removed. There are still some things on the menu that I don't think need to be there unless you're the owner profile, but it does limit the movies to a particular profile.

Once you log out and sign back in, it defaults back to the owner profile.
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From that interview: When asked about the possibility of TV Anywhere, she says "We will continue to build the product and add more content to meet consumer demand"
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Originally Posted by kahuna
Man of Steel and Lego Movie show the UHD logo on Vudu above each movie for me now.
When you click through does it show you own them in UHD or is UHD available for a fee?

For me it is "available" not owned.
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Originally Posted by b2net
Hopefully the UV library carries over to Movies Anywhere... And we don't lose anything.... Unlike when CinemaNow disappeared...
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non UV content.
This is exactly why I don't trust any of the streaming/digital content services/providers. Once they fold, your shit out of luck and your purchases may disappear.

As for Movies Anywhere, transfers are not going smoothly at all. Most people are missing libraries from either their iTunes or other services.
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I'm missing most of my Vudu movies
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Originally Posted by E Unit
The Roku app shows the amount of movies on top.

And remember, this has nothing to do with UV, so don’t expect anything really changed with what you see there. The intent of MA is to basically take the place of UV. Studios like the MA digital key locker since it has better encryption. Like Kedrix said, it’s a long way off from fully replacing UV, but that is the intention of why MA was created. In fact, on Vudu, the option that said “redeem Ultraviolet code” now says “redeem digital code”.
UltraViolet is a dead digital code system walking. Within a year, I doubt it will be around as anything but a legacy system integrated into MA.

I did like UV. MA seems to be Disney forcing their hand on the entire industry once again.

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