Digital copy codes are available with the purchase of certain DVDs, Blu-ray discs and CDs. These codes are advertised on the outside seal of brand new DVDs, Blu-rays or CDs.
Enter these codes into select streaming sites such as UltraViolet, iTunes and Flixster, and then download your free digital copy. The code becomes invalid after being used.
Certain streaming companies offer special promotional deals that require the download of DVD conversion software that let users obtain a limited number of free digital copy conversions. In 2013, Flixster let its customers convert five DVDs to digital copies. Vudu conducted a similar deal, but limited its conversions to one.
Another way to obtain free digital copies is to subscribe to iTunes, Flixster, Amazon.com, Google Play and UltraViolet's email lists. All these music and movie streaming sites offer free digital copies to a limited number of customers. Popular movie and music blogs often give their readers digital copy codes during cross-promotional events.