GigaOM: Disney partners with Google to bring its cloud movie locker to Android and Google Play Movies

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Disney took the next step to bring Frozen everywhere Tuesday by teaming up with Google and launching its Disney Movies Anywhere service on Android. The launch makes it possible for consumers to watch Disney movies purchased on iTunes on Android devices, and also brings the Disney Movies Anywhere app to Android phones and tablets.

The end goal of [company]Disney[/company] Movies Anywhere is to “show the value of digital ownership,” as Disney CTO Jamie Voris said during an interview. In other words: Disney wants you to keep buying its movies, even if you have long said goodbye to the physical disc.

Here’s how Disney Movies Anywhere works: Consumers who have previously bought a Disney movie on iTunes, or at some point gotten hands on one of those discs that comes with a “digital copy” coupon code, can now link their [company]Google[/company] account with their Disney account (and yes, an ESPN account…

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