A host of Hollywood studios have teamed up to launch Movies Anywhere, a service that lets you stream digital versions of films you already own to wherever you are, on almost any device.
It's a cloud-based digital locker as well as being a one-stop-shop app. You connect Movies Anywhere to your iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play or Vudu account, and you can access every film you've bought from those services in a cloud-based digital library.
You can then stream said films to your phone, laptop, desktop or tablet.
Warner Bros., Universal, Sony Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox have all signed up, along with Disney (who originally used the technology for its Disney Movies Anywhere service, which launched back in 2014). Movies Anywhere is also in talks with Paramount Pictures and Lionsgate about bringing them onboard.
At launch, it has a library of 7,300 films.
The Movies Anywhere app is available for iOS, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, and Amazon Fire and Roku devices, or through a web browser. It also supports Google Chromecast, so you can stream it from your phone onto your TV.
Source: The Verge