Disney teams up with Amazon and Microsoft

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 8, 2015 at 6:52 a.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — Disney has signed agreements with Amazon and Microsoft that will allow them to use its cloud-based digital movie service.

The deals expand the number of ways in which people can watch Disney films. The company already has agreements in place with Vudu, Google Play and iTunes.

The service includes more than 450 digital movies.

The Walt Disney Co. said that U.S. customers of Amazon Video and Microsoft Movies & TV will now be able to connect to Disney Movies Anywhere starting Tuesday. The service will let users access Disney, Pixar, Marvel and "Star Wars" movies in various ways, including through the Disney Movies Anywhere app for Microsoft's Xbox 360 and for Amazon Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Customers can also access and watch movies through the Amazon Video app for televisions, connected devices and mobile devices and through the Microsoft Movies and TV service on Windows and Microsoft Xbox devices, as well as online.

The app will be available on Roku and Android TV starting Sept. 15.

Disney's stock added $2.13, or 2 percent, to $103.10 in premarket trading.

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