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Ultraviolet Digital Copy And Flixster Movies

Updated on September 4, 2012
Smurfs Ultraviolet Digital Copy
Smurfs Ultraviolet Digital Copy | Source

Smurfs Came with an Ultraviolet Digital Copy. Now what?

With five young kids, we rarely go to the movie theater. And if we do, it is the budget theater when the show costs $1 or a $1.50. I usually buy the movies when they come out and try to get the digital copy. When I bought Smurfs we got the ultraviolet digital copy. I had NO IDEA what this one was about.

Ultraviolet digital copies allows you to download a movie into your 'cloud' and access it from multiple devices. All you need it an ultraviolet code provided on your DVD purchase and you can download, stream or share your movies.

Let’s review the differences between digital copies and Ultraviolet digital copies?

Ease of Use: Digital Copy and Ultraviolet Digital Copy

a. Digital Copies come with a ‘DVD’ and an authorization code. You must have both. You can choose to load into iTunes or into Windows Media Player. I chose iTunes. I can then load to any Apple device that can play media and it synced with my iTunes library.

b. Ultraviolet only comes with a digital code. I personally load mine directly into Flixster.com. This will not load into your iTunes account. But, there is a free app for Flixster. I usually load the code on Flixster via my computer and the next time I log into my Flixster account on my Ipad, the movie is there.

Number of Users: Digital Copy and Ultraviolet Digital Copy

a. Digital copies can only be loaded one time to an iTunes account. Only those devices synced with the iTunes account can access this movie.

b. Ultraviolet can be loaded to only one Flixster account. But, multiple people can access your Flixster account if they have the app or website and if you give them user name and password. That is totally your choice. And, there can only be 5 downloads of the movie per activation code BUT unlimited streaming. Streamlining allows you to watch the show, but it does not reside on the machine.

How Many Movies Are in Digital and Ultraviolet Digital Format?

a. Digital Copies: Most new releases have digital copies. There are hundreds.

b. Only around 60 titles are listed on Flixster as having an available Ultraviolet code. This list is growing! They are all new releases, but the titles are limited.

Cost: Digital Copy and Ultraviolet Digital Copy

If you buy them either with the movie at the store (ie. Bluray + dvd + digital copy), the costs are pretty much the same, ranging from $14.99 to $24.99.

How To Watch An Ultraviolet Digital Copy?

You can chose to watch your Ultraviolet Digital copy on your computer, Ipad (or other compatible device) and now your TV! Using our Ipad, I utilize the Flixster or the Vudu apps to access my digital library.

Many televisions and Bluray players now have Vudu apps. The Vudu app is free to download onto televisions with internet access and apps. I linked my free Vudu account to my free Ultraviolet account and I was easily able to watch any movie in my library directly on my television.

I was psyched.

Why Buy An Ultraviolet Digital Copy?

There aren’t that many titles yet, but the numbers are growing.

I look at Flixster and see movies I want to see, but really have no interest in spending $20 on the Blu Ray, DVD and digital copy. I think of it as a ‘rental’ cost. Today, I decided I wanted to see Moneyball. I went out to ebay.com and got the ultraviolet copy for $3! It will be emailed to me shortly and there will be no shipping cost. I will enter the code into my Flixster account and I just BOUGHT Moneyball.

Someone didn’t want the ultraviolet digital copy they bought, but I do.They sell it and I buy it. It is better than renting especially if you end up liking the movie. If you don’t enjoy it, you are only out about the cost of a rental. I never had to go to the Redbox or the store. Best of all, there is no risk of incurring overdue fines.

This "buy once, play anywhere" method of movie watching is the new trend.

Check it out!

© 2012 Karen Lackey

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      Karen Lackey 5 years ago from Ohio

      Glad you found it useful, Debi!

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      Debi 5 years ago

      I have never even heard of ultraviolet digital copies. Thanks for the info!

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