Disney Movies Online, Disney’s online movie service, has just announced it will be shutting down this coming December 31, 2012. The following e-mail was sent out to users:
Disney Movies Online is closing on December 31st. As part of this change, purchases, upgrades, and Magic Code entries can no longer be made on the Disney Movies Online website. You can continue to stream your existing movies until December 31st.
You can still enter Magic Codes on DisneyMovieRewards.com, and Disney Movies Rewards services will not be interrupted. You can also continue to use your Disney member name and password to access and enjoy other Disney websites. In addition, if you purchased a Disney Combo pack with Digital Copy, your Digital Copy can still be transferred and watched from either iTunes or Windows Media Player. Please visit our FAQs for more details.
We truly appreciate your support of our service—we have enjoyed serving you!
The Disney Movies Online Team
According to the Los Angeles Times, there just were not many users using the service. Disney also plans on re-launching a new service later called “Disney Movies Anywhere.” You can read about this and other details from the LA Times right HERE.
You can read the details on the service being shut down from Disney HERE. No word yet on what affect this might have on future DVD’s and Blu-ray’s released, if any.