Your HD just got better. Welcome to HDX.

E Yang | August 13, 2016 in Android,Devices,HD,iOS,New Features | Comments (80)

We’re excited to announce that we’ve upgraded our extensive selection of movies and TV from HD to HDX. So goodbye HD, hello HDX in up to 1080p. Yeah, it’s pretty big news. After all, our big picture is to give you a better picture. And HDX is a better way to watch. Clearly.

 

So now you’ll have the ability to buy or rent movies and TV at both HDX and SD quality. It also means customers with previously purchased HD movies get an upgrade too – on us. That’s right. We’re giving you HDX for your old HD. Woo-hoo!

 

Awesome right? During the coming week, all of the HD titles currently in your library will automatically be upgraded to HDX. Once we’re done, you’ll have a library full of movies upgraded to automatically optimize your stream and deliver the highest resolution for your internet connection and device.

 

So start watching, and bask in the glory that is HDX. If you’ve still got questions, we’ve got some answers to the most common ones below.

 

If I own HD, what do I have to do to get HDX?

Nothing. Lucky you! Your titles will be automatically upgraded to HDX during the coming week and will then stream in up to 1080p. Going forward, new HDX purchases will stream in up to 1080p. SD purchases will stream 480p.

 

Will my SD get upgraded to HD?

Unfortunately no. SD titles will remain at SD 480p. Nice try though.

 

My HDX is encountering buffering issues!

Our HDX upgrade is designed to automatically optimize your stream to the highest resolution for your internet connection and device. Your download speed plays a major factor in your ability to stream HDX in up to 1080p. The speed of your internet – based on your speed tier, how many people are sharing your connection, and other factors – can limit your ability to stream. You can perform a Speed Test to give you an idea of your streaming speeds, and learn about our minimum streaming requirements here. Then contact your internet service provider about your options.

 

Why can’t I buy or rent in HD quality anymore?

As part of our move to HDX, we’ve eliminated the HD option and offer HDX at the same price.

 

What if my TV is only 720p?

HDX streams in up to 1080p. So if your TV is only 720p, you’ll stream in 720p. If you upgrade to a 1080p or higher TV in the future, all your HDX titles will stream in up to 1080p.

 

Will titles with “HD only” restrictions on desktops and laptops stream in HDX?

Desktop and laptop restrictions are device dependent. So any titles with streaming restrictions will stream in their maximum allowed resolution, either 480p for SD or up to 720p.

 

I have an HD rental, will I get watch it in HDX?

Unfortunately, we won’t be upgrading any HD rentals you currently have to HDX. But if it’s any consolation, we’ll stream your next rental in HDX. See what we did there?

 

My upgraded HDX is awesome! You guys rock!

That’s not really a question, but thanks.


Claim the Iron Throne on Disc + Digital! Own Game of Thrones Season 6 today on VUDU

Jchang | August 1, 2016 in New Releases | Comments (0)

Game of Thrones Season 6Hold the door! We just dropped an amazing offer for Game of Thrones Season 6. Starting today, fans can buy season 6 on Blu-ray or DVD bundled together with a digital copy – all from VUDU.com. Mind blown. Like with wildfire blown.

 

The Blu-ray + digital bundle is only $39.99, and the DVD + digital bundle is priced at just $34.96 (free shipping, taxes not included on both). You’ll get instant access to digital copies and the physical discs will ship on November 15th. So while your non-VUDU friends are sitting around waiting like Crows on The Wall for their GoT fix, you’ll be enjoying your digital copy of season 6.

 

That’s three months of anytime and anywhere access to dive into episodes like “The Door,” “Battle of the Bastards,” and “The Winds of Winter” to try and speculate on what season 7 will bring. You’ll also get over two hours of exclusive behind the scenes and bonus footage – plenty of GoT to keep you busy on those summer boat rides from the Iron Islands to Meereen.

 

Get Game of Thrones Season 6 in a disc + digital bundle here!


Walmart Gift Cards. Now Accepted on VUDU.

Jchang | June 6, 2016 in New Features | Comments (0)

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Millions of people in the US trust and use Walmart Gift Cards to shop thousands of products from Walmart every day. Now you can add over 100,000 movies and TV shows to that list, because today we’re officially announcing support for Walmart Gift Cards on VUDU.

With Walmart Gift Cards, we making entertainment easier for everyone not just to enjoy, but also give. They’re valid toward any movie and TV show on VUDU, so whether you want to spread the word on that new show you discovered, or need a convenient present for birthdays, holidays or other celebrations (ahem, Father’s Day), Walmart Gift Cards are the perfect choice.

Using Walmart Gift Cards on VUDU is also a great way manage entertainment budgets. Free yourself from subscriptions, rental late fees and even the need for a credit card. By using a Walmart Gift Card on VUDU, you can set your budget, own or rent only what you want, then reload the gift card when needed.

You can shop Walmart Gift Cards or eGift Cards today at Walmart stores or online at Walmart.com (where you can even get a VUDU-branded eGift card).

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The VUDU eGift Card from Walmart

For more information, visit the Gift Card Center on Walmart.com

How to Use a Walmart Gift Card on VUDU

  1. Sign in or sign up for VUDU on the web (you just need an email address and be over 18 years old)
  2. In your account settings, choose ‘Payment Info > ‘Add Walmart Gift Card’
  3. Enter the Code and Pin. You can add up to 5 cards.
  4. That’s it! Own, rent and watch your favorite movies and TV shows

The Future of Home Entertainment, Here Today with VUDU UHD

Jchang | January 6, 2016 in Industry News,New Features | Comments (2)

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It’s 2016 and the annual Consumer Electronics Show is underway. But if you want to check out the latest technology, you don’t have to be in Vegas because VUDU UHD is here!

VUDU UHD is the first new video format we’re introducing in years (since our breakthrough, 1080p HDX). It features the latest in video and audio technologies, including some you may have heard of, like 4K Ultra HD resolution, and some new ones you will be hearing about soon, like High Dynamic Range (HDR) picture and Dolby Atmos audio. With VUDU UHD, we’re creating a premium home cinema experience that will define the future of home entertainment.

So what makes VUDU UHD so exciting? Let’s take a look:

4K

4K Ultra HD resolution video. With over 8 million pixels, it’s four times more detailed than 1080p HDX, which means you’ll be able to see even the subtlest bead of sweat or pick out the tiniest strand of hair.

dolby-vision

Dolby Vision HDR picture. It’s not just about more pixels. It’s better pixels. Movies with Dolby Vision are remastered to take advantage of new hardware and deliver astonishing color, contrast and brightness.

dolby-atmos

Immersive Dolby Atmos audio. One of the best reasons to go to the theater is to experience flowing, room-filling sound. Watch VUDU UHD movies with your Dolby Atmos-enabled sound system and bring that clarity, detail and power home.

 

Over two dozen movies are now available in VUDU UHD on the VUDU website, and with the right equipment and setup, you can rent or own to watch them today. If you’re not quite VUDU-UHD ready yet, though, no worries. You can still own them in UHD and watch in the highest quality your devices support.

 

Learn more about VUDU UHD, include supported devices and requirements, here.

 

 


A Happy Thanksgiving $5 Credit Offer!

Jchang | November 24, 2015 in Sales | Comments (7)

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Celebrate this Thanksgiving with family, a feast and great deals on films!

Over 500 movies and TV shows are on sale right now. You’ll find 99 cent rentals, 7.88 HDX movies, complete TV seasons for less than $10 and much more!

Plus, to sweeten the savings, we’re also running a special promotion from November 24th through 30th. Just own and rent $20 or more worth of movies and TV shows on VUDU and we’ll send you a $5 movie credit to use in December! *

This is a limited time offer so instead of spending time fighting through crowds to get to cashiers, shop VUDU at home, save money and enjoy great entertainment!

SHOP VUDU

 

 

Terms & Conditions*
Valid VUDU account required. Must spend $20 on VUDU during period 12:01 a.m. PST on 11.24.15 through 11:59 p.m. PST on 11.30.15. Credits do not count towards total spend. Cannot be combined with other offers. If purchase terms are met, VUDU credit code will be emailed to recipient’s email address on or around 12.2.15. Limit one credit per customer. Credit must be redeemed and used by 12.31.15.