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Ultraviolet Movie service shutting down


#1 WeaponX2099   You walk on the subway CAGiversary!   5423 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

WeaponX2099

Posted 31 January 2019 - 05:59 PM

ULTRAVIOLET WILL CLOSE ON JULY 31, 2019

 

What should you do now?

  • Login here and choose Retailer Services to verify the retailers linked to your UltraViolet Library. If your Library is not currently linked to a retailer or if you would like to link to additional participating retailers, select one or more retailers to link to your UltraViolet Library.
  • Don’t unlink or close your UltraViolet Library, as UltraViolet and retailers will be working together to maximize your continued access to movies and TV shows.

From the website:

Between January 31 and July 31, 2019:

  • You can continue to access your UltraViolet movies and TV shows through the retailer(s) linked to your UltraViolet Library.
  • You can also continue to purchase new movies and TV shows and redeem digital codes by following the redemption instructions. Depending on the retailer, these new purchases and redemptions may or may not be added to your UltraViolet Library.
  • Linking your UltraViolet Library to additional retailers can maximize your access to your Library and help avoid potential disruption.

 

After the shutdown date:

  • Your UltraViolet Library will automatically close and, in the majority of cases, your movies and TV shows will remain accessible at previously-linked retailers.
  • You can continue to make online purchases and redeem codes, but these may only be available through that retailer, and will not be added to your UltraViolet Library.

 

Thank you for making UltraViolet part of how you enjoy digital entertainment. See Help for more information.

Get codes and redeem ASAP!!



#2 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14271 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 31 January 2019 - 06:07 PM

I probably have dozens of these codes I never used because I couldn't care less about digital. Do they ever expire? Since they're shutting down, I guess I should do something with them at least.



#3 spacegundam0079   Itchy, Tasty ... CAGiversary!   1444 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

spacegundam0079

Posted 31 January 2019 - 06:09 PM

If you want to give to a good home, I'd gladly take em

#4 WeaponX2099   You walk on the subway CAGiversary!   5423 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

WeaponX2099

Posted 31 January 2019 - 06:17 PM

Some may have expired,  but try anyway. 

I probably have dozens of these codes I never used because I couldn't care less about digital. Do they ever expire? Since they're shutting down, I guess I should do something with them at least.



#5 BxJoka814  

Posted 31 January 2019 - 06:19 PM

Some may have expired,  but try anyway. 

Agreed. I went through a bunch of old Blu Rays and most of the codes expired, but they all still worked.



#6 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11766 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 31 January 2019 - 06:22 PM

I probably have dozens of these codes I never used because I couldn't care less about digital. Do they ever expire? Since they're shutting down, I guess I should do something with them at least.

some do expire but most codes will work



#7 mitch079   Mumm-Ra shares with no one! CAGiversary!   12751 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 31 January 2019 - 09:31 PM

Sometimes they're so old, they work but for a different movie.



#8 Chimeratwin  

Chimeratwin

Posted 31 January 2019 - 09:40 PM

If anyone wants to give them a good home, I'll take them, can give some compensation also. 



#9 geicorules  

geicorules

Posted 01 February 2019 - 01:04 AM

Fox codes past date normally don't work while others do.

So how will this effect us?
If you are still grandfathered into linked family accounts that were ended last year this means any purchased film probably won't share to your other family members accounts after uv ends. I have noticed MA films do not share to linked Vudu accounts so this is to be expected.

TV shows are not part of MA so that sucks.
Some studios like mgm and Lions gate still haven't join MA so they will only be in respective retailer once uv ends unless they jump aboard MA.

For T-Mobile Tuesdays if you were using this as a way to get $2 d to d free this might have an effect.
I was using this by creating new uv accounts redeeming the movies on extra Vudu account linked to throw away uv accounts and transferring the throwaway uv account to my main to allow me to redeem entire families uv promos since it's one per account.

So how can you share your content with family?
Option one is to add them as a child on itunes. I don't use iTunes so not sure how the process works.

Option 2 my perfered is if you have family Google music / YouTube premium membership (the grandfathered one idk how current family subscriptions work after price change) with same individuals just click the add to family library on Google play movies for each movie.

Obviously this will only allow sharing of ma films but at least there is still an option.
So make sure you like ma to Vudu Google iTunes and other retailers if you want to retain these movies in multiple places.

#10 AEJustin1   ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ CAGiversary!   811 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 February 2019 - 01:05 AM


I’d take a few too if you have them.


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#11 redneckmatt  

redneckmatt

Posted 01 February 2019 - 02:19 AM

Hopefully this will push other studios to use MA.

I sense extended Vudu lock-in for many of us.



#12 LoganDX   Five by Five, B CAGiversary!   1557 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 February 2019 - 02:35 AM

Just got an email from Vudu about this. Got the earlier Ultraviolet one but Vudu is saying all of our titles linked with them will be safe after shutdown. Too tired to post screenshots but if you have Vudu, email should show soon

#13 WeaponX2099   You walk on the subway CAGiversary!   5423 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

WeaponX2099

Posted 01 February 2019 - 03:52 AM

It's funny (not haha) that Sony Pictures locker is closing too and was telling people to redeem to MA and Ultraviolet. 



#14 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10407 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 01 February 2019 - 05:19 AM

I wonder how this news will affect prices in the trade forum. Probably not in a "make them cheaper" way!

 

I probably have dozens of these codes I never used because I couldn't care less about digital. Do they ever expire? Since they're shutting down, I guess I should do something with them at least.

PM'ing shortly!



#15 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2358 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 01 February 2019 - 09:41 PM

Sucks but not a surprise with the way Disney acted towards UV. Now their Movies Anywhere is taking over. Guess we'll find out what does transfer over on August 1 to the various remaining platforms. When CinemaNow closed down, all I lost was a The Hobbit behind the scenes video so that wasn't too bad. UV's FAQ doesn't exactly scream confidence:

 

How can I access my existing movies and TV shows after UltraViolet shuts down?

 

In most cases, your movies and TV shows will be available via the retailers linked to your UltraViolet Library at the time of UltraViolet shutdown. Linking to additional retailers can maximize your access to your Library and help avoid potential disruption. Visit www.myuv.com/retailers for a list of retailers.

"In most cases" means we don't know what's getting left behind!



#16 eulogywerd21   Jesus wept CAGiversary!   3441 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

eulogywerd21

Posted 02 February 2019 - 02:10 AM

Is there any extension or 3rd party program that will display a list of all the movies/shows/etc that are associated with a person's UV account? I'd rather make a spreadsheet than take all the screencaps it's require to see everything.



#17 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10407 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 02 February 2019 - 02:19 AM

Is there any extension or 3rd party program that will display a list of all the movies/shows/etc that are associated with a person's UV account? I'd rather make a spreadsheet than take all the screencaps it's require to see everything.

This Chrome extension isn't for UV per se, but it does work with Vudu (and most if not all of your UV content should be in Vudu):

 

https://chrome.googl...gmjfkdopc?hl=en

 

FYI, this extension does not work with Chrome Canary.



#18 LoganDX   Five by Five, B CAGiversary!   1557 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2019 - 04:15 AM

For me with this mess is the users. I started my UV library early on and added my brother as a user. Together we've amassed a nice selection of titles. He has his separate Vudu account but still redeems into the shared locker, wonder how this is going to effect us?

#19 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14271 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2019 - 09:38 AM

Unless a code is branded with UV somewhere on the card, it doesn't work for the service right? I have quite a few that just say digital copy, mostly for Fox or old Marvel movies but don't have the UV logo anywhere. Sorry, this is probably common knowledge but I know Fuck all about digital copies lol. :lol:



#20 LoganDX   Five by Five, B CAGiversary!   1557 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2019 - 11:11 AM

Unless a code is branded with UV somewhere on the card, it doesn't work for the service right? I have quite a few that just say digital copy, mostly for Fox or old Marvel movies but don't have the UV logo anywhere. Sorry, this is probably common knowledge but I know Fuck all about digital copies lol. :lol:


Depending on movie\age, most likely the code you're talking about is the one you entered in once you popped the disc into your computer. Kinda like product codes for PC games but it just copied the movie to a drm locked folder on your computer. Was a horrible mess personally.

Unless it says UV, MA, Vudu or explicitly states to go online to redeem it into one of those services, pretty sure you're looking at the old kind

#21 geicorules  

geicorules

Posted 03 February 2019 - 01:01 PM

Unless a code is branded with UV somewhere on the card, it doesn't work for the service right? I have quite a few that just say digital copy, mostly for Fox or old Marvel movies but don't have the UV logo anywhere. Sorry, this is probably common knowledge but I know Fuck all about digital copies lol. :lol:


But you might still be in luck, most these older titles with that kind of digital copy can still redeem to your iTunes account. If they are one of the participating members of MA like fox or Disney then it should work. So if you connect your Vudu to MA and iTunes to MA you can get those titles on all MA connected service.

#22 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14271 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2019 - 05:52 PM

But you might still be in luck, most these older titles with that kind of digital copy can still redeem to your iTunes account. If they are one of the participating members of MA like fox or Disney then it should work. So if you connect your Vudu to MA and iTunes to MA you can get those titles on all MA connected service.

Oh word, yeah a lot say the itunes thing and were the old digital copy w/ disc so that's why I wasn't sure how they worked. Thanks!



#23 willieaames  

willieaames

Posted 04 February 2019 - 09:50 AM

Almost all my movies from UV are also in the Movies Anywhere system so I’m good to go.


#24 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2358 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2019 - 07:50 PM

This Chrome extension isn't for UV per se, but it does work with Vudu (and most if not all of your UV content should be in Vudu):

 

https://chrome.googl...gmjfkdopc?hl=en

 

FYI, this extension does not work with Chrome Canary.

I will have to give that a try.



#25 Jommy   I wish I could come up with a cool title CAGiversary!   2059 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2019 - 05:28 PM

Bleh I tried to merge my UV accounts but since they were also linked for the sharing thing, I had to unlink it. When I linked it again it's not showing any of my movies from Vudu in UV.

#26 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10407 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 17 February 2019 - 04:24 AM

Bleh I tried to merge my UV accounts but since they were also linked for the sharing thing, I had to unlink it. When I linked it again it's not showing any of my movies from Vudu in UV.

I thought the UV merging feature was turned off a long time ago.  Also, the OP mentions that UV warned about un-linking accounts.



#27 geicorules  

geicorules

Posted 17 February 2019 - 06:11 AM

Never unlink your main.
I had been using the uv merge all the way up untill the last TMobile Tuesday Vudu offer
I'm not sure if it's still working though.