Sony confirms that it’s shutting down its digital movie store in March 2020.
It’s turning into the year of digital movie services shutting down. At the start of the year, it was announced that the digital movie locker service UltraViolet was shutting its doors, and it duly did so in July.
No worries, though. The service all of us in the UK use to access UltraViolet films, Flixster, would still let us watch our films.
But – hang on! Flixster announced in the summer that it was shutting down too. That’s closing now in December in the UK, and users are being promised that they can transfer their films and TV shows. Its, er, not entirely gone to plan. More on that here.
Now comes the news that Sony is closing down the Sony Pictures Store in the UK.
It’s given due notice, the new account sign-ups will cease on December 31st 2019, ahead of its closure on March 1st 2020. And in theory, it should be less bumpy. Most Sony films went through the Flixster route, and only a few remains as solely accessible through the Sony Picture Store.
Still, it’s posted the following advice…
Please continue to enjoy the movies and TV shows in your library until this date, and if you have any questions, please reach out to our Customer Service team.
In addition, if you have a Flixster Video account in a territory other than the U.S., please log into Flixster Video for further instructions on migrating available videos in your library to Google Play via Flixster Video, which would include available Sony Pictures content you may have there.
A support site is up and running at https://support.sonypicturesstore.com , and you can still redeem your codes. Hopefully this one’ll go a bit smoother than the Flixster closure…
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