As of today, Flixster Video is officially gone. Fandango bought the site in 2016, and has been sending users regular emails over the past several months about the shutdown, as reported by Android Police. The website is no longer operational, and now only points people to its mobile app, which can still be used for getting movie reviews and tickets.
Flixster first announced it was closing in 2016, after being acquired by Fandango along with subsidiary Rotten Tomatoes. That year, Fandango also bought video streaming service M-Go, later rebranding it under FandangoNow. Flixster Video, which let people access their UltraViolet movie collection, was not a part of that deal.
The shutdown began with the service telling customers it would no longer be able to redeem digital codes on the site for video playback. Over the past few months, emails have been sent out encouraging people to migrate their Flixster accounts to Vudu and Movies Anywhere in order to make sure nothing was lost. The company says it’s not too late for users to do so.
Flixster’s full statement:
Flixster Video no longer supports redemption of digital codes or playback of videos in the U.S. In addition, Flixster Video will be shutting down its website and discontinuing all related operations in the U.S. effective February 20, 2018. However, you will still be able to watch all of the videos in your collection and redeem your digital codes through Vudu. If you have not done so already, we encourage you to sign up or log in to your account at Vudu and to link your UltraViolet library to your Vudu account.
And now, you can also link your Vudu account to Movies Anywhere, a new service that brings together your movie library from Vudu and other major digital retailers — such as iTunes, Amazon Video and Google Play — in one place so that you can watch your movies when and where you want. Television shows and some movies are not currently available on Movies Anywhere, but you will still be able to watch any of those titles in your collection on Vudu.