Movies Anywhere app rolls out to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One

Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S
Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S (Image credit: Matt Brown | Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The Movies Anywhere app is now available on the Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X.
  • The app supports 4K, HDR 10, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos.
  • Movies Anywhere allows you to bring together films that you've purchased across several services.

Movies Anywhere allows you to bring together films that you've purchased into one app. It works with content from Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV, and several other popular services. Today, Movies Anywhere launched an app for Xbox consoles, including the Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X.

Since Microsoft Movies & TV works with Movies Anywhere, people could already watch some content through the Movies & TV app on their Xbox consoles. However, the new Movies Anywhere app includes some unique features that make it stand out. People can hold a watch party with Movies Anywhere to enjoy content with friends and family through the web. The app also supports Screen Pass, which lets people lend digital copies of a movie to someone else.

The Movies Anywhere app supports 4K, HDR 10, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos, meaning it can take advantage of the best 4K TVs for Xbox Series X & Series S.

Movies Anywhere Xbox

Source: Movies Anywhere (Image credit: Source: Movies Anywhere)

Joining Movies Anywhere is free, but you have to pay for any content you watch on it (or have someone lend you a copy with Screen Pass). Since Movies Anywhere works with several streaming services, you can shop for sales across platforms to find the best price.

Movies Anywhere only works with supported content. Sony, Universal, Disney, and Warner Brothers are on board, but some films won't be available through the app.

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7 Comments
  • Awesome! I've been primarily relying on Vudu for my Movies Anywhere titles, since it works on my non-Microsoft devices to (eg.: start on Xbox, resume on Android). Glad to have another option in Movies Anywhere, now.
  • What about Windows support?
  • It works well in a web browser, at least for me, so it technically already has Windows support. Do you mean a separate app? If yes, why? Just curious.
  • Does it work outside the US? I've switched to Amazon...
  • As long as thing is US only...
  • Is this deja vu? I feel like we had a movie app on Xbox before and it got cancelled. Lol
  • Screen Pass is a good start to digital ownership rights, but is a bit too restrictive at the moment. Other than that, I really wish Movies Anywhere became Movies & TV Anywhere. We should be able to share purchased TV content too.