1. cranston37's Avatar
    Hi Rene,

    One of my biggest frustrations with the digital world right now is how broken up everything is in regards to purchasing movies.

    There are studio backed formats like UltraViolet and Disney Movies Anywhere. Then there are provider backed formats where you would buy from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, etc.

    Apple currently lets you access your Disney Movies Anywhere account through iTunes, but not UltraViolet, which has something like 22 million accounts, and anyone who has purchased a disc in the last 5 or so years has their movies through them because of the codes they came with.

    Do you ever see Apple allowing access to UV the same way it does DMA, or anything else changing to bring everything together?

    Thanks!
    01-26-2017 11:20 AM
  2. cranston37's Avatar
    Bump
    01-29-2017 12:36 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
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    Please be patient while awaiting a reply from Rene. When he's not performing his primary duties and other obligations, he will respond to your question. In the meantime, enjoy and interact withthe rest of the forums. Thanks.
    SwitchBeach likes this.
    01-29-2017 01:18 PM
  4. cranston37's Avatar
    Just thought I'd add this in hopes of starting good discussion...

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-movie-service
    02-07-2017 10:21 AM
  5. cuttheredwire's Avatar
    So ironic that Disney is pushing for a service like this:

    https://consumerist.com/2013/12/18/s...-never-own-it/
    02-08-2017 02:08 PM
  6. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    I was positive I'd answered this! Maybe the reply didn't post properly? Apologies!

    Yeah, movies are a real drag compared to audio. Imagine music had several different, proprietary DRM by studio, and separate stores. Nightmare.

    Anything is possible, especially if they have to compromise when it comes to content deals with studios. It's really tough to be dependent on someone else's DRM, though.

    And I've always found Ultraviolet to be a PITA
    Tartarus and cranston37 like this.
    02-08-2017 05:01 PM
  7. cuttheredwire's Avatar
    Not a solution, but How to Geek has instructions on removing DRM: How to Remove DRM From iTunes Movies and TV Shows

    I never purchased a movie through a digital licensing service, so I can't test it. I just use DVDs and streaming services.
    02-12-2017 03:12 PM

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