Video service shutting down

UltraViolet, a digital storage locker service, that allowed users to store videos purchased from various retailers in one central location for easy access, will be shutting down on July 31st.

The free service enabled users to register videos purchased from other retailers, like Walmart’s Vudu service, and download them to watch offline.  Many DVDs came with codes for adding a digital copy of your movie to the cloud-based service.

At its peak, Sony, Universal, Paramount, Warner Brothers, Fox, HBO and the BBC were among the content providers that allowed users to store videos with UltraViolet. Fandango, Flixster, and Vudu were among the participating streaming services.

If you have content stored with UltraViolet, you should still be able to access it via the retailers you purchased it from originally.  Don’t unlink or close your UltraViolet account. In fact, you should check your content and make sure it is properly linked to the original retailer so you can make sure to have access after UltraViolet shuts down at the end of July.

You can click here to make sure your account is linked:

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