Yesterday, Disney sent emails to members of its Disney Movies Anywhere service, saying that they can no longer sync with their Microsoft accounts. If you had your account linked, it has been unlinked and can't be added again. If you attempt to do so, you'll get a message that says, "There was a problem connecting your Microsoft account."
If you're not familiar with the service, it allows you to add your accounts from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Vudu, and Verizon FiOS, and if you're purchased a Disney, Marvel, or Star Wars movie or show from any of them, they'll automatically appear in your other accounts. While Microsoft is no longer supported, you'll still find all of your Disney content there, even if it wasn't purchased on that account.
Part of the email includes an FAQ, which says the following:
What is happening?
Disney Movies Anywhere enables you to share your digital movies across multiple digital providers according to the consent you gave to each provider when you successfully linked your accounts. Your Microsoft Movies & TV consent has expired and cannot currently be renewed. Please link to any of our other participating digital providers, including iTunes, Amazon Video, VUDU, Google Play, and Fios by Verizon.
What happens to my movies?
First and foremost, your existing movies on Disney Movies Anywhere are safe! All of the movies you have previously shared between your Disney Movies Anywhere and Microsoft Movies & TV accounts will be available on Disney Movies Anywhere and your provider lockers. Furthermore, any other digital provider to which you are currently connected will not be affected.
While your existing content will remain, new content will not be synced with Disney Movies Anywhere, giving users one less reason to use Microsoft's service, which is already unavailable on any non-Windows or Xbox platform.
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