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VUDU

Quick Look: VUDU is a streaming movie service with over 150,000 movies and TV shows available for purchase and rental, as well as thousands of titles available for free ad-supported viewing. Originally owned by Walmart, Vudu was purchased in 2020 by Fandango, a division of NBCUniversal. Fandango has merged its own FandangoNOW streaming service with Vudu, electing to keep the Vudu name for its sole streaming video service. Vudu claims the largest selection of 4K Ultra HD titles and also offers Premium Video On Demand (PVOD) titles as soon as they are available, direct from theaters before they are available on DVD or from Netflix and Amazon.

Vudu is also the official movie & TV store on the Roku platform, allowing you to access the Vudu video library directly from your Roku's home screen if the Movie Store and TV Store options are enabled on your device. You can also use Vudu's own Roku app, but either way, you will need to sign into your Vudu account. If you don't have one, you can create a free Vudu account here.

Tip - We have found that this is the easiest way to use Vudu on Roku:

  • Visit the Vudu library in a web browser.
  • After logging in, go to My Vudu, and create one or more lists. A "wishlist" is already set up, but you can set up a separate list for each person in your household, or create a watchlist for free videos and another for those you have already purchased. Another option is to put movies in lists by genre. Titles can even be added to multiple lists, so you can do all of the above. However you set up your lists, they will be available in the Roku Vudu app and on your other devices.
  • When you rent or purchase a movie or TV show, select the +List button to add the video to one of your lists.
  • From the Roku Vudu app, go to My Vudu >> Lists, select a list, then select the video you want to watch.

Vudu prices vary, but we found new movie releases starting at $3.99 for rental and $9.99 to $29.99 for purchase. However, Vudu has sale prices on many titles and also has weekly deals as well as special bundle pricing.

Vudu is a also a Movies Anywhere participant, so anything you purchase through Vudu can be streamed through the Movies Anywhere app, which aggregates the movies you've purchased from Google Play, VUDU, iTunes, and Amazon.

-- Information is current as of August 10, 2021

Developer's Channel Description: Watch all the latest movies and TV shows with Vudu. Enjoy thousands of FREE movies or rent and buy new releases and your favorites in up to 4K UHD. Stream more confidently with family features that make movie night kid-safe. No subscriptions, no commitments.

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