There are still some titles missing, but Flixster users can finally migrate most of their films to Google Play.
Well, this one’s been a saga. The brief recap to cover the story so far. At the start of the year, the UltraViolet digital movie locker service was confirmed to be closing. But that was okay: users accessed their UV films through another service, which in the UK was Flixster.
But! Then we found out that Flixster is closing too, and the UK arm of the service shuts on December 18th. However, in better news, the firm did a deal whereby users could transfer their legally acquired digital films to Google Play.
But! Dozens of titles – and we were listing them here -were found to be not available. This was compounded by pretty much radio silence from Flixster’s support teams, who sent holding emails out, but nothing of substance.
However, with a month before shutdown, we finally have good news: the vast majority of titles that were previously unavailable for migration can now be carried over. This specifically covers the 20th Century Fox titles that accounted for the bulk of the missing films.
It’s not all good news: there are still unavailable titles. On our own list, those are Suspicion, Giant, and the extended cuts of Spider-Man 2 and 2016’s Ghostbusters. Hopefully, those will be mopped up shortly. In the meantime, we’ve updated our list of titles people are about to lose access to here.
For now, Flixster users still need to, sadly, do manual migration of their titles on a one-by-one basis. But log into your account and you should at least find that the majority of the unavailable films are now, finally, available.
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