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Movies Anywhere

Website review by
Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media
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Storage for movies best for adults who can buy them.

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 2 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Positive Messages

Some family-oriented films feature themes such as friendship, working together, establishing sense of identity.


Showcases a number of gory horror selections, but kids will have to click through, buy them through a separate vendor to see more than a preview.


Some films highlighted contain nudity, sexual themes, but kids can't watch them without a digital movie service subscription or purchase.



Some films kids can read about and download elsewhere may contain swearing, but typically, movie trailers on the site are pretty clean.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Some films kids can read about and download elsewhere may contain drinking, drugs, tobacco, but typically, movie trailers on the site are pretty clean.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Movies Anywhere is a movie storage and viewing site. Parents can set some controls on this movie storage and viewing site to allow their child to watch only movies with a certain rating. Users aren't asked to enter an age when registering, so kids might be able to sign up, but to add and watch movies, they'll need to have a digital media account to link their Movies Anywhere account to. Some films may have inappropriate content, but they can only be watched with a digital subscription or a purchase of that film. Otherwise, trailers are generally acceptable for most audiences.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byalfred g October 10, 2018

They lost my account and there is no one to contact to retrieve it

I used to have Disney Movies Anywhere and my account was supposedly transferred here. I went here and logged in using my Disney Movies Anywhere email, login an... Continue reading
Adult Written byQUINTISON N. April 1, 2018

What ultraviolet wanted to be

This is formerly known as Disney movies Anywhere which was for Disney movies only and allowed you to cross buy and link up with : iTunes,vudu,amazon and Google... Continue reading

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What's it about?

MOVIES ANYWHERE is a movie storage and viewing site. Users create a free account and connect it to their digital movie retail accounts to store and watch full-length feature films they've downloaded from iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and Vudu. The site promotes recent Hollywood hits you can buy from those providers, divided into sections like Laugh Out Loud and Family Movie Night. Viewers can also watch previews, deleted scenes, and extras, and see suggestions for similar films to watch.

Is it any good?

If you're an adult, the premise of access to all of your movies in one place is great, but for younger kids, it's somewhat limited because you have to be able to purchase or own an account. Movies Anywhere lets you connect your account on this site to your other digital video accounts, so you'll be able to access the films you've purchased all in one place. Instead of jockeying between different services to watch viewing selections, movie buffs just have to log on to one website. In theory, that sounds great. Movies Anywhere doesn't sell direct viewing access; select movies are showcased on the site, and users can purchase them by choosing one of the four digital video services the site supports. But beware: If kids are on a computer or other device and can easily access their parent's Amazon, iTunes, or other digital account linked on the site, they could ring up a hefty media bill by the end of the month.

In addition, although ratings are listed, there often isn't much information about what elements made films PG-13 or R; kids can also, without registering, watch lengthy trailers that may contain themes parents would rather they didn't see. A decent number of family-friendly films are promoted on the site, including a couple that users get for free just for signing up; that alone may convince some parents to let kids use Movies Anywhere -- but it's probably best to keep viewing limited to times when Mom and Dad are around.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how much time you should spend watching movies, even if you're viewing something meant for kids. What limits can you set to ensure you're also enjoying other activities?

  • Talk about collecting digital files. When it comes to movies, do you and your family understand the difference between owning and renting?

  • Once accounts are linked, it's fairly easy to click through to a provider you have an account with and buy a movie, with kids not even realizing they're spending real money. How you can tell an online transaction is about to occur? What signs indicate a parent's credit card may be charged?


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