The movie industry's answer to video on demand services, iTunes, Google Play and other convenient ways to watch movies, UltraViolet, is being shut down. Users will have received an email over the last day or so telling them the service will be shutting down on 31 July 2019. Here's what you need to do if you have content stored with UltraViolet.
Any movies and TV shows you have stored in your library will be accessible until 31 July this year. After that, you will still have access to the movies but they won't all be in one place. Instead, you'll need to go to the individual studio sites that you linked to UltraViolet back when you added movies to the service.
This is done though UltraViolet Retailer Services. It's important to not unlink those movies retailers from your UltraViolet account as you could lose access to your movies if you do that.
Chances are that any movies you might have on UltraViolet needed up there because you used a download code from a movie or show you purchased on DVD or Blu-ray. So, it's unlikely that you'll totally lose access.
If you have any unredeemed UltraViolet codes in your DVD/Blu-ray library you can still redeem them. The movies will be available from the retailer you purchased through. So, for example, movies produced by Sony will be available through Sony's online library service.
I just checked my UltraViolet and it has just five movies and all are available on streaming services or from the shelf of movies that I rarely go to in the corner of the lounge room.
Will the demise of UltraViolet mean anything to you?