You can loan your movies to your friends digitally using Movies Anywhere
One of Hollywoods’ major accomplishments in the digitally advanced age is shaking hands with Disney. Together they launch digital locker service using Movies Anywhere. This service allows you to lend movies from your digital library instead of handing them a DVD, like in the old ages.
And service includes a feature called, Screen Pass which will allow you to share your digital movies with friends and family.
About Movies Anywhere
This service by Disney lets you sync all your already bought movies with other services like Google Play, Vudu, iTunes, and Amazon video.
About Screen Pass
But, after you acquire Movies Anywhere’s service, Screen pass, you get three films to share with family or friends for a month. The recipient will need to accept the offer within seven days. They will then have fourteen days till they can watch the shared movie. And there’s more!
The recipients will get 72 hours to finish the movie after they start watching it. Once the month ends, the sharing capacity ends and a new cycle begins.
There is no limit to how many times you share the movie. Or if you share a single movie with all three contacts that month. An added benefit is that you will also be able to watch the movie while sharing it with others. But the only requirement for the recipient to get an offer is, they need to have an account on ‘Movies Anywhere’.
Limitations for sharing movies digitally
So, you will not be able to share any or all movies digitally using Movies Anywhere. During the beta period of the service, you will be allowed to share only 6,000 or more movies at least for now.
Which movies become available by the service largely depends upon the studios. They will, for instance, restrict releasing new movies. Another limitation is that movies by three big guns of the industry Paramount, MGM and Lionsgate will not be available. Because these studios still haven’t collaborated with Movies Anywhere.
The service was launched on March 17. But, this is only the trial version. According to The Verge, the service is expected to be fully launched later this year.