Movies Anywhere now lets you share digital movies: Here's how it works

Lawrence Kim
March 18, 2020

Screen Pass will allow you to share your purchased movies with friends - this will hopefully curb the loss of your Blu-Ray that you loaned your friend, and they have yet to return.

Movies Anywhere is a digital locker service that houses all of your movies from platforms like iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV, Fandango Now, and more.

Screen Pass will let users share up to three films per month. Viewers then have 72 hours to finish watching the shared movie. Once they receive an offer, they have seven days to accept the offer, and after they accept, they will have access to the films for 14 days.

The Verge reported that the new feature is launching in a closed beta today, with an open beta planned for May.

Meanwhile, Movies Anywhere users will also be limited to sharing only three movies per month.

The movies can be watched across the Movies Anywhere platform, except on Roku devices for the time being. Unused passes do not roll over.

Not every movie is available with Screen Pass; 6,000 titles are eligible during the beta period, which Movies Anywhere says is about 60 percent of their catalog.

The Movies Anywhere app, originally called Disney Movies Anywhere, has been around in some form since 2014, but remains a bit under-the-radar as people now turn to streaming services to watch their favorite films. Afterwards, a wide launch of Screen Pass is slated for later in the year.

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