Universal Studios’ Movies Now On iCloud

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This is a good news for several iCloud users. Universal Studios’ movies are now available for re-download through Apple’s iCloud service.

Last month, we reported that both Fox and Universal were not yet participating in iCloud video streaming due to contractual obligations with HBO. HBO was reportedly working with both Fox and Universal to loosen these restrictions.

HBO agreed to loosen its arrangement with Warner Bros., which is working with iCloud, and also is in talks with Universal and Fox to do the same, the spokesman added.

When searching for movies in iTunes, Universal movies no longer contain a warning that the movies are not available through iCloud. On the other hand, Fox’s movies retain the warning:

Movie download warning

Previous movie purchases from Universal should now be available for re-download in your previous purchased menu on iTunes.

There are speculations that Fox is also negotiating with expectations that their movies would also become available through iCloud in the near future.

Source: Mac Rumors

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