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Great content, 1 star for UltraViolet - BOO HISS
on December 26, 2013
I purchased this for my 10-year-old daughter 1D fan. She loves the movie and content is good. If you're a 1D fan, I'm sure you'll like it, so my review won't focus on that. However, a big part of the sales for this rather pricey 92-minute DVD is the digital copy. Well, guess what, there are only 3 (i.e., 48) "simple" steps to get your UltraViolet copy. You have to go to the SonyPictures website, enter your redemption code. Then, if you don't have a login, you have to create one, and give intimate details of your past, promise your next-born, etc. Then, finally, you have access to your movie. And.... if you have a tablet (maybe other than a Sony brand), you're still probably out of luck. My daughter wanted to download this on her Kindle Fire, for use away from home on car rides. You have to install Microsoft Silverlight as the next "easy" step - which you cannot do on a Kindle Fire. We then tried my husband's iPad.
Bottom line, digital copy will not stream nor download on a Kindle Fire. It will stream, but not download on a iPad. Looks like you can view the digital content if you are sitting at a computer with an internet connection. Nice, real nice for kids....
We have purchased other movies (such as Madagascar 3), which was easily loaded to a Kindle Fire for offline use - worked easily and flawlessly. This is disappointing. If "This Is Us" was marketed as just the DVD (or Blu-ray) and priced as such, I wouldn't complain. But to advertise digital copy which is VERY limited in utility is simply irritating.