Back in September 2017, Disney Movies Anywhere dropped support of Microsoft Movies & TV a month before opening up the service for other film studios as well. The news came around the time Microsoft announced the closure of Groove Music, sparking much concern about whether Microsoft will close Movies & TV as well. After nearly a year of absence, however, Movies & TV might be returning to Movies Anywhere.
Movies Anywhere is a service from The Walt Disney Studios that allows users who bought digital films they bought on one service to watch them on others as well. Originally labeled Disney Movies Anywhere, the service opened itself up for other major studios including 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., and Universal Studios in October 2017. However, the service dropped its support for Microsoft Movies & TV a month before the renewal, leaving behind the users invested in the platform.
The renowned Microsoft leaker WalkingCat (@h0x0d) uploaded a new video on Twitter which seems to be an introduction to the Movies Anywhere service. The video is styled the same way as the official introduction video on the official Movies Anywhere channel on YouTube with minor differences. But one of the differences pops out: Microsoft Movies & TV joins the ranks of other services that are already a part of Movies Anywhere.
While there is no detail regarding the change nor any guarantee that the video is real, the news is not coming out of nowhere. Last month it was apparent that Microsoft is working on an iOS and Android version of the app, showing signs that Microsoft wants to carry on with the service. Thurrott.com also reported back in March that Microsoft is in talks with Disney to join Movies Anywhere. If the reports are true, Disney might be waiting until the deal is finalized to upload a new introduction video that includes Movies & TV.
If Movies & TV joins Movies Anywhere and starts supporting iOS and Android, the service will be able to reach far beyond Windows or Xbox. Unlike Groove Music, Movies & TV might have a bright future ahead after all.
Source: WalkingCat (Twitter)