Microsoft’s consumer ambitions have floated in a sort of limbo since late 2017, when Microsoft shuttered Groove Music, one of its last user-facing services. Microsoft’s move to rejoin the Movies Anywhere service is a step toward renewing customer confidence.
As the name suggests, linking your Microsoft Account to Movies Anywhere will allow you to take any movie or TV show you purchased from Microsoft and play it on any other service that Movies Everywhere supports: Vudu, Amazon, Apple’s iTunes and Google Play, among others. By extension, that also means that you can view those movies or TV shows on those platform’s apps, which includes phones, PCs, and smart TVs. Microsoft also said that it will gift users a movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past, if they connect their accounts to the service.