Movies Anywhere moves its Screen Pass option out of beta to wide release, letting users share up to three of their purchases with others…
Streaming has become such a popular alternative to cable and OTA broadcasts that companies like Netflix, Disney+, and Hulu thrive. But, with the move to digital comes the ability to own movie and television titles, as well. While that’s great to watch content on-demand, it means having to sign into various services to access titles. Since those purchases are locked to one account, others can’t watch them — until now. This, thanks to a new option from Movies Anywhere called “Screen Pass.”
Movies Anywhere Screen Pass Hits Wide Release
The new Movies Anywhere Screen Pass tool was first tested in beta. It allowed consumers to share their purchases with others. During the test run, recipients have a week to accept any shares. Then, they have 14 days to start watching it and 72 hours to finish it. Screen Pass also has a limit of sharing three titles per month. And, not every title in the Movies Anywhere catalog is eligible for sharing. Although it works with iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, and Vudu, other studios like Paramount, Lionsgate, and MGM aren’t part of the service.
Currently, the service is jointly operated by Disney, Universal, WB, Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox. (Originally, it was known as Disney Movies Anywhere when it debuted in 2014, but was rebranded in 2017.) Right now, more than 6,000 titles are available.