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CinemaNow & Ultraviolet Link - When?

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    CinemaNow & Ultraviolet Link - When?

    I wonder when Best Buy's CinemaNow will link with UVVU.com? With the pre-release of Prometheus UV and CinemaNow redeem option one would think they would now be ready to link with UVVU? I have these titles on CinemaNow that I would liked linked to my UVVU and Vudu accounts.

    Batman: Year One
    The Blind Side
    Crazy Stupid Love
    Dark Tide
    The Departed
    Green Lantern
    Haywire
    Ocean's 11
    Wedding Crashers

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    Re: CinemaNow & Ultraviolet Link - When?

    Originally posted by E55KEV View Post
    I wonder when Best Buy's CinemaNow will link with UVVU.com? With the pre-release of Prometheus UV and CinemaNow redeem option one would think they would now be ready to link with UVVU? I have these titles on CinemaNow that I would liked linked to my UVVU and Vudu accounts.

    Batman: Year One
    The Blind Side
    The Departed
    Ocean's 11
    Wedding Crashers
    Well the preorder of Prometheus is available through mostly non-UV retailers. Fox is giving the user choices. Either Best Buy or CinemaNow is a UV member and I'd have suspected it would have it by now, because the backend is made by Rovi who upgraded their store software to support UV. But no word of CinemaNow rolling it out soon. I think we'll see Amazon UV before them.

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      #3
      CinemaNow Now Ultraviolet

      The Dark Knight Returns brings CinemaNow into Ultraviolet:

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        Re: CinemaNow Now Ultraviolet

        Originally posted by E55KEV View Post
        The Dark Knight Returns brings CinemaNow into Ultraviolet:

        I couldn't see the image from my location but found it here:

        http://www.cinemanow.com/title/466270

        You can see the UV logo next to the title. So looks as if it is coming soon! I'm thinking a lot of announcements for UV will be waiting for CES 2013. I would expect to hear about the CFF and Certified players then, plus any additional studios coming on-board such as Disney... (one can dream right...?)

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          Re: CinemaNow & Ultraviolet Link - When?

          I am clueless about Cinema Now. What is it?

          How does Cinema Now work and what does it mean that it is now Ultraviolet?

          Is there a press release where I can read about this?

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            Re: CinemaNow & Ultraviolet Link - When?

            CinemaNow is simply a Vudu competitor, it's also owned by Best Buy. It's their service.. Best Buy is part of the DECE, so it was only a matter of time before they started supporting UV in their store.

            Hopefully all this will mean is that we have one more choice for purchasing and watching UV titles. Hopefully it will end up like Vudu and you can watch any UV title that you have in your UV locker. The benefit of this could be that if CinemaNow offers a andriod/windows phone app and Vudu still doesn't. We could simply use their app to watch our UV titles.

            Edit: Also noticed MIB3 is showing it as well: http://www.cinemanow.com/title/476333

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              Re: CinemaNow & Ultraviolet Link - When?

              Originally posted by nycomet View Post
              I am clueless about Cinema Now. What is it?

              How does Cinema Now work and what does it mean that it is now Ultraviolet?

              Is there a press release where I can read about this?
              Cinema Now is another VOD service like Vudu that used to be called RoxioNow until it was bought by Best Buy couple years ago. I think it used to only support SD except for some Intel PC's, but it seems it's HD support is growing and apparently they have have Android and iOS Apps. They've upgraded themselves quite a bit in last year or or so since I last considered using it.

              Actually, I just logged into my my CinemaNow account and there was an option to link my UVVU account (which I did). But it doesn't seem to support importing my UV library into my CinemaNow account. Maybe there will be a big announcement once everything works cause I find no mention of it in quick news search.

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                Re: CinemaNow & Ultraviolet Link - When?

                Originally posted by sbuberl View Post
                Actually, I just logged into my my CinemaNow account and there was an option to link my UVVU account (which I did). But it doesn't seem to support importing my UV library into my CinemaNow account. Maybe there will be a big announcement once everything works cause I find no mention of it in quick news search.
                I didn't have CinemaNow account, but did just the same thing. Logged in via my Best Buy account and noticed that I could link the account to my UV account. So I've linked it but it doesn't seem to let me watch anything in my locker... I'm sure this is still a work in progress but great to see!

                Edit: Also I noticed that under my UV account on the linking page. CinemaNow is not listed in addition to my other services. However, a new link which is just Rovi looks new. Which CinemaNow is powered by Rovi so this makes sense. I wonder if Best Buy will offer a D2D like Vudu? I could easily see them doing this also...

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                  Re: CinemaNow & Ultraviolet Link - When?

                  Thanks for the info guys. This seems very promising.

                  I need to check my Apple TV to see if it has Cinema Now. I doubt it but I would be so amazing to get to view UV movies on my Apple TV someday.

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                    Re: CinemaNow & Ultraviolet Link - When?

                    Contacting support via Live Chat to see if I can get any answers

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                      Re: CinemaNow & Ultraviolet Link - When?

                      So Contacted there support, here is the chat log:

                      --------------------------------------------------------
                      Please wait while we find an agent to assist you...
                      You have been connected to Luis.
                      Luis: Hello. Thank you very much for contacting Customer Support. May I have your full name, e-mail, device manufacturer and device type?
                      Customer: My Name, my@email.com, xbox
                      Luis: Thank you very much for this information. How can we assist you?
                      Customer: I'm curious about the UltraViolet Linking
                      Customer: Just discovered today that you offer linking to my UltraViolet account
                      Customer: I'm currently a user mostly through Vudu and Flixster
                      Customer: I noticed after linking though that I cannot watch anything that is in my UltraViolet account, is that because it's still a work in progress?
                      Luis: Allow me a moment as I pull up your account. Thanks.
                      Luis: Thank you for holding
                      Luis: How does it work?
                      Copyright ?2012 Rovi Corporation. Company confidential.
                      3
                      When you purchase a UV-enabled Title on CinemaNow:
                      ?It becomes part of your UltraViolet locker
                      ?You can playback the UltraViolet content on any UltraViolet-enabled retailer or device as long as the retailer has the title in their catalog and the content is compatible on the current device.
                      ?You can stream your UltraViolet titles only
                      ?You are allowed unlimited streams (but no more than 3 simultaneous streams) For additional information, please visit www.uvvu.com/what-is-uv.php
                      Customer: I understand that, thanks, but can we play movies that we have in our locker already through CinemaNow?
                      Customer: for example, I have over 175 titles already in my UltraViolet Locker
                      Luis: Allow me a moment
                      Luis: Thank you very much for holding.
                      Luis: Working on your issue.
                      Customer: ok
                      Luis: Thanks for holding.
                      Luis: If a movie they purchased on CinemaNow isn‟t playing on another service through UV, they need to contact that support
                      Luis: If a UV title is greyed in their CinemaNow library, that means the UV title was purchased with another UV Service
                      Customer: My library is empty though, not showing any titles
                      Luis: One moment
                      Luis: Thank you for holding , may I know what username youre using to log in to your account?
                      Customer: my@email.com
                      Customer: It's my best buy account
                      Luis: No , your user name is #########@flixster.com there i see 5 pages of movies titles.
                      Customer: #########?
                      Customer: my flixster.com username is my@email.com also
                      Luis: https://canada.cinemanow.com/activate
                      Luis: Sorry working on your issue
                      Customer: what about that url?
                      Customer: ok
                      Customer: np
                      Luis: Thank you very much for holding. Do you see the movies?
                      Customer: where should I be seeing them?
                      Customer: wen I go to "My Library" on CinemaNow, I get:
                      Customer: WELCOME TO YOUR CINEMANOW LIBRARY


                      Buy or rent a movie or TV show today and start building your CinemaNow library! The convenience of digital starts here:

                      Access Your Library On All Your Compatible Devices
                      Always the Latest New Release Movies and Next Day TV episodes
                      Pay Only For What You Watch
                      Watch in Glorious HD on Compatible
                      HD Devices
                      See List of Compatible Devices

                      Customer: I have yet to activate a device, and can later today
                      Luis: You should be logged with this username #########@flixster.com
                      Customer: whats the password for it?
                      Customer: im logged into cinemanow with my cinemanow username and password
                      Luis: I dont have that information we only able to view the username no password.
                      Luis: If you want i'll send you a password reset link
                      Luis: to your email my@email.com
                      Customer: so I'm supposed to login to CinemaNow via username: #########@flixster.com?
                      Luis: Please go to http://www.flixster.com/
                      Luis: And sign in.
                      Customer: but I already have flixster account and it's my@email.com ....
                      Luis: Yes , sign in with this username #########@flixster.com
                      Customer: I'll write that down, but that shouldn't be the answer.. just so you know
                      Customer: I appreciate you looking into this for me though, it was more out of curiosity, but seems as though CinemaNow has some work left on the implementation part before it's ready
                      Luis: We apologize for this inconvenience, also you could go to http://www.uvvu.com/what-is-uv.php
                      Luis: For more detail information.
                      Customer: Thanks, have a good day!
                      Your session has ended. You may now close this window.
                      --------------------------------------------------------

                      So you can see here, I didn't get many answers. But seems as if linking my accounts created me an additional Flixster account? I can't investigate that until I'm home later today and I'll let you know then. But As you saw my conclusion it shouldn't be that way and I can only chalk it up to the fact that it's still being implemented. It could also be that I haven't activated a device yet and I will attempt that later today also. It's not really the tech's fault for not knowing either...

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                        #12
                        Re: CinemaNow & Ultraviolet Link - When?

                        Originally posted by RandomNinjaAtk View Post
                        So you can see here, I didn't get many answers. But seems as if linking my accounts created me an additional Flixster account? I can't investigate that until I'm home later today and I'll let you know then. But As you saw my conclusion it shouldn't be that way and I can only chalk it up to the fact that it's still being implemented. It could also be that I haven't activated a device yet and I will attempt that later today also. It's not really the tech's fault for not knowing either...
                        That's strange. Probably just not implemented yet. I have two activated devices, and my library still takes me to the "WELCOME TO YOUR CINEMANOW LIBRARY" page.

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                          #13
                          Re: CinemaNow & Ultraviolet Link - When?

                          Originally posted by RandomNinjaAtk View Post
                          I didn't have CinemaNow account, but did just the same thing. Logged in via my Best Buy account and noticed that I could link the account to my UV account. So I've linked it but it doesn't seem to let me watch anything in my locker... I'm sure this is still a work in progress but great to see!

                          Edit: Also I noticed that under my UV account on the linking page. CinemaNow is not listed in addition to my other services. However, a new link which is just Rovi looks new. Which CinemaNow is powered by Rovi so this makes sense. I wonder if Best Buy will offer a D2D like Vudu? I could easily see them doing this also...
                          Rovi is a link service that shows up with Flixster linking on uvvu.com. So based on your chat it seems that there may be a partnership with CinemaNow and flixster which means not all UV titles will be playable.

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                            #14
                            Re: CinemaNow & Ultraviolet Link - When?

                            I did receive some emails after from CinemaNow that seemed to indicate to take the #########@flixster.com and try logging into CinemaNow with it. But I cannot confirm that yet until I'm home later today.

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                              #15
                              Re: CinemaNow & Ultraviolet Link - When?

                              I just looked through their catalog, and found many titles that have the UV logo. This is a good sign, and I hope they get the linking fixed.

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