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Movies Anywhere Puts Another Nail in the UV Coffin - 4K UHD HDR Support via App + Comcast Xfinity as a Partner

Dec 13, 2017
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Boom. Oh, and the three free movie offer (Happy Feet, The Martian, Furious 8) is still going on.

Movies Anywhere said:
What devices support 4K UHD and HDR?
The following TV-connected devices are capable of playing 4K UHD/HDR content using the Movies Anywhere app:


  • Apple TV 4K
  • Roku streaming stick +
  • Roku Ultra
  • Roku 4 4400R
  • Roku TV 4k
  • Roku Premiere- not hdr
  • Roku premiere +
  • Google Chromecast Ultra
  • Amazon Fire TV Cube
  • Amazon Fire TV stick 4k
  • Amazon Fire TV 3rd generation (2017)
  • Toshiba 4k Fire TV Edition
  • Nvidia Shield
  • Sony Bravia Android 4k Smart TVs
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Wow, I absolutely need to get in on this. My Shield is already salivating. Any known way to create an account of of the US ? I've tried through VPN and it doesn't work they detect & reject it.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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took 1 month for 12$ aaaaaand it's not working either. Bummer.
The only way I could do it was use a VPN and use the option to sign in with my Google account. It didn't matter which VPN I used, I think I used IP Vanish however I also have a lifetime sub for TigerVPN via XDA Developers, as long as it was set to US I could sign up to VUDU, etc. using my email address however. When using the services I have to have the VPN active obviously.

I hated UV so much, everything about it seems half arsed, MA is legit great for bring all services together.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Movies Anywhere*

*(as long as "anywhere" is "in the US")

It won't kill UV until they bother to support markets outside the United States. If UV could do it, so can Movies Anywhere.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So just the Movies Anywhere app gained 4k support? I've been redeeming 4K movies through the app and watching in 4K on the Vudu app.

Any reason to watch through the Movies Anywhere app vs Vudu?
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Wish that MA (and Vudu, Google Play, etc) would finally start supporting mobile HDR like iTunes does on iPhone X/XS.

One of the main reasons I went with a S9+ a while ago was that it had HDR, but then the only stuff that supported HDR on the screen was a handfull of stuff on Netflix, Youtube, Amazon, but none of my digital movies. Since I don't have a 4K TV (and likely wont upgrade my TV for quite a few more years), my phone is the only place I'll be able to see HDR for a while.

I know it's a weird case since most HDR phones aren't actually 4K, so I assume these services either would need to downsample 4K to get the HDR working, or offer a totally different version of the movies that are 1080 but have HDR. Either way, I wish they'd do it.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Was it certain studios? I can't recall a 4K movie that was redeemed through Movies Anywhere that didn't play as 4K in Vudu. This sounds more like Movies Anywhere is catching up to Apple's and Vudu's playback capabilities.
It's mostly older movies looking at my library. Sony titles in particular but there are a few from other studios (ET for example). Phantom Thread is a more recent one that's only hdx.
 
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Dec 13, 2017
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I have no idea what you're trying to say. I did a Google search for clarification and all I found was this thread.
MA app now has UHD + HDR10 playback support. Previously it only supported 1080p playback, though it did pass thru UHD rights. It also now supports linking to the Xfinity service, so any movies you have on MA port to Xfinity and vice versa.

No.

Wow, I absolutely need to get in on this. My Shield is already salivating. Any known way to create an account of of the US ? I've tried through VPN and it doesn't work they detect & reject it.
You need a real US IP. Either have someone create it, or ensure you are using a tunneling VPN and not just a DNS redirect.

I don’t think ma supported 4K/hdr previously?
MA always supported passing of 4K/UHD ownership rights, but the app itself previously only supported 1080p max playback.

Curious how their 4K+HDR compares to iTunes and Vudu. Anyone know if it's Dolby Vision?
HDR10 right now.

Oh. I couldn't wrap my head around the idea of a service almost making it to 2019 with no 4K support. I thought this might be some awkward way of saying something like MA movies were gettng free UHD upgrades.
UV has -zero- playback support. MA is a right store, like UV, but it also offers playback as a bonus. Previously this was 1080p max, now it also supports UHD/HDR playback. Unlike Amazon/Vudu/etc. MA is NOT a storefront. You cannot buy anything directly from MA.

So just the Movies Anywhere app gained 4k support? I've been redeeming 4K movies through the app and watching in 4K on the Vudu app.

Any reason to watch through the Movies Anywhere app vs Vudu?
MA sometimes has extras that storefronts like Vudu don't bother to load up. Also, MA supports Fire TV and Vudu doesn't, so weirdos like BronsonLee now have a TV app solution. :)

Was it certain studios? I can't recall a 4K movie that was redeemed through Movies Anywhere that didn't play as 4K in Vudu. This sounds more like Movies Anywhere is catching up to Apple's and Vudu's playback capabilities.
If Vudu (or another storefront) doesn't have the 4K rights, it'll only support 1080p until it gets it. For a handy (non-MA) example, Paramount has all the Transformers movies in UHD. Vudu does not. You can have the UHD rights in your UV account but you won't get UHD playback on Vudu. The difference here is that UV has no playback app, so those UHD rights are kind of stuck in limbo. If Paramount were a MA partner, then you'd be able to playback in UHD via the MA app even if the storefronts didn't have it.