Did Anyone Notice that Ultraviolet Is Closing?

Just a reminder that there’s only one Ultraviolet that matters.

Imagine my surprise when I received an email out the blue telling me that Ultraviolet, the movie library service will be ending its operations at the end of July 2019.

*GASP*

Honestly, I’d mostly forgotten about Ultraviolet.

So, curious after reading the email, I went to the website to learn more.

Of course, first I had to ask to reset my password since I’ve forgotten it because I never use it.

Anyway, I have a whopping six movies on my Ultraviolet account.

As if that weren’t minor enough, according to the FAQ about the shutdown, since I’d already ported my library to Flixter (which I somehow also never use) my massive Ultraviolet library is safe.

Using myself as a proxy for other tech savvy movie lovers, perhaps the consensus is: who cares?

I guess this is the answer to a question I posed years before: just how many online movie library services do we need?

The answer: not many.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I hardly buy any movies anymore. And when I do I either buy them from iTunes on my Apple TV, OR on the rare occasions when I buy Blu-ray discs I look to see that they have an iTunes digital copy included, which they almost always do.

Frankly, since most of what I or my family wants to watch is on one of the streaming services that I subscribe to, that’s put a real dent in my movie purchasing.