UltraViolet redemption process with an overlayed No crossbar
UltraViolet/Wayback Machine

UltraViolet, one of the largest digital rights locker for your movies (at one point, anyway), is shutting down on July 31st. You don’t have to lose your content though; you can connect VUDU and move your library to Movies Anywhere.

UltraViolet was all but the de-facto method for digital copies of your movies for years. Unless it was a Disney movie, chances are if you bought a disc that came with a digital code, that code was for the UltraViolet service. But all that changed when Disney unveiled Movies Anywhere, an expansion of its Disney Movies Anywhere service. Combined with the might of Amazon Video, Google Play, Vudu, and others, Movies Anywhere became an unbeatable service, as evidenced in part by this shutdown notice.

UltraViolet closure notice
UltraViolet

UltraViolet states that you have until the July 31st to connect a partner retailer to preserve your library. The good news is that list includes VUDU, which means you can transfer your movie library to Movies Anywhere. Your TV shows will transfer to Vudu as well (but won’t make the jump to the other services with your Movies).

How to Transfer Your Library

First, log into UltraViolet and choose the Retailer Services option.

UltraViolet website with Retailer Services section highlighted

Then click on the Vudo option (if you see a checkmark, then you’ve already connected, so you’re finished).

UltraViolet Retailer Services options with Vudu highlighted

Sign into Vudu.

VUDU sign in page

Click on your Account name in the top right corner, then choose the “Account Settings” option.

VUDU Account options

Click on the Setup button to the right of “UltraViolet Library.”

VUDU Account Settings details

Click on the words “Already Have UltraViolet?”

VUDU and UltraViolet Connection Page

Provide your UltraViolet account details and click Login (if see your UV account listed, click the Connect button”).

UltraViolet Login page

You will receive confirmation that the accounts are linked.

If you haven’t already, connect the Movies Anywhere service by going back to your VUDU account settings (where you first selected UltraViolet) and click on the Movies Anywhere option to sign in with that account.

Your UltraViolet movies will populate across any services you have connected to Movies Anywhere, including Amazon Prime Video and Google Play.

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