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Vudu Disc to Digital is now in our mobile apps

Scott Blanksteen | March 23, 2017 in Android,iOS,New Features,VUDU Apps | Comments (0)

Mobile Disc to Digital is now available! Convert your DVDs from our app!

Get your discs into the cloud easily. No magic needed.

 

I am excited to announce that our Disc to Digital service is now available in our mobile apps – making converting your discs to digital movies easier and more convenient than ever. Impossible, you say? Never, we say.

 

That’s right, starting today, you can convert your Blu-ray and DVD discs to digital movies right from your compatible phone. Convert your entire collection, whether it’s 10 discs or 100, for a nominal cost and a few clicks – only $2 for DVD to SD and Blu-ray to HDX, or just $5 to upgrade from DVD to HDX.

 

You’ve spent a lot of time and effort building your collection, and Mobile Disc to Digital gives you the opportunity to enjoy all the adventure, awe, inspiration, and feels from you Blu-ray and DVD discs with all the added benefits that digital movies have to offer.

 

Going digital lets you watch your movies anytime, anywhere, download your titles for offline viewing on your mobile device, and never worry about scratching those discs again! It’s pretty much the coolest technological advancement since putting a giant “laser” on the moon – you know, The Alan Parsons Project.

 

Convert with a click

 

Using Mobile Disc to Digital is as easy and familiar as taking pictures of your food, if by food you mean the UPC on your Blu-ray or DVD cover. That’s pretty much it – scan the UPC, choose a resolution for conversion, and then watch your new digital movie. Ta-da! It’s not complicated. It’s Vudu.

 

With Mobile Disc to Digital, you’ll have access to our entire Disc to Digital library at launch – that’s about 8,000 movies. So round up your collection and scan away right in-app.

 

There are a couple of things the app will need permission for including your camera and GPS, as well as making sure your billing info is up-to-date in your profile, but the app will guide you through everything.

 

So now you have two ways to conveniently convert your physical disc collection in the comfort of your own home, with our new Mobile Disc to Digital option on both our Android and iOS apps, or on your home computer or laptop by scanning your disc with our existing Vudu To Go app.

 

To get Mobile Disc to Digital, simply update or get the latest Vudu app in Google Play or the iTunes App store. You can also get more information or links to our apps, here.


Number 5 is ALIVE!

Scott Blanksteen | November 11, 2016 in Android,Devices,HD,iOS,New Features,New Releases | Comments (5)

Version 5.0 is alive! Download our newest app for iOS and Android today!

Version 5.0 of our Vudu app is available now for both iOS and Android.

 

We’re extremely excited to announce that our newest app, version 5.0, is now available for download and brings with it significant new updates.

 

Our team has worked tirelessly to deliver the features you’ve been asking for. You could even say that it’s your input (maaaajor innnpuuut) that helped bring 5.0 to life!

 

Buy Blu-ray or DVD in app and watch instantly, watch in HDX 1080p on iOS, and download rentals!

 

We’re happy to announce that Vudu 5.0 brings you 5-star features like:

 

HDX and Airplay on iOS – We read you 5 x 5, and it’s here! Now you can watch and cast in HDX full 1080p on your mobile device – just like our Android-using friends!

 

Rental downloads – Save data and watch your movies offline, just in time for holiday travel! Now you can download both what you own and what you rent, and take it with you. Available on both iOS and Android.

 

Buy physical discs in app – Purchase Blu-ray or DVD directly in-app and get instant access to your digital copy on your mobile device. Available on both iOS and Android.

 

Extras+ experience – Discover the immersive in-movie world filled with bonus clips, behind the scenes content, storyline extras, filming locations, and much more – exclusively on the Vudu mobile app! Available on both iOS and Android; first titles coming soon.

 

So get rollin’, in your 5.0:

 

1. Download the latest version of our app
2. Take it for a spin – be sure to enable notifications and location services so you can receive special offers
3. Let us know how stoked you are with your 5-star review

 

Download the new Vudu app 5.0 today! Upgrade to the new Vudu app 5.0 today!

 


We’re Excited to Offer You More Vudu, on Us.

Scott Blanksteen | October 18, 2016 in HD,Industry News,New Features | Comments (14)

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At Vudu, we’ve always been committed to giving you the best possible anywhere, anytime movie and TV experience. That’s why we’re so excited about our latest service offering because it provides just that, at an amazing price point.

 

Introducing Vudu Movies On Us – thousands of movies and TV shows available for free with limited commercials. That’s thousands of hours of entertainment that you can watch for free, on top of our vast selection of premium titles to buy or rent. Think about it. Free explosions. Free car chases. Free laughs. More of everything you love about Vudu, on us. And we’ll be adding more movies and TV shows all the time, because nothing beats free, except more free!

 

Now you can come to Vudu for those moments when a free movie will do. It’s more access to the best content, without cutting corners. After all, getting it for free doesn’t mean you should get less. Some of the great titles you’ll now be able to watch for free on Vudu include True Grit, A Walk to Remember, Abduction, and Escape from Planet Earth. Not to mention plenty of sports and music documentaries, anime and animation, and so much more.

 

All Movies On Us titles stream in up to 1080p, with Dolby Digital sound when available, and across your favorite devices – including Android and iOS devices; Internet-enabled TV and Blu-ray players; PlayStation; and streaming devices like Roku.

 

Come by and watch a movie, on us.

 

Scott Blanksteen

VP, Product Management

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Vudu Movies On Us is available now:

  1. Sign in/Sign up at Vudu on your desktop, mobile or living room device
  2. Click on the “New” tab on your desktop, or “Spotlight” tab on your living room or mobile device
  3. Then click on “Movies On Us” to access thousands of free movies with limited ads

Find more information about Movies On Us, here.

 

 


Cowabunga! More Ways to Collect with Disc + Digital Sets on VUDU

E Yang | September 7, 2016 in New Features,New Releases,Pre-order,Sales | Comments (1)

 


DVD or Blu-ray Disc + Digital sets availabile now on VUDU.com
TMNT2 Out of the Shadows Cowabunga Gift Set

Our latest addition: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows Blu-ray + HDX with Exclusive Cowabunga Gift Set.

 

VUDU is your favorite place to get the latest movies and TV digitally – often before they’re on Blu-ray or DVD. And now, you can come to VUDU for those too!

 

That’s right, we’re growing our library of Blu-ray or DVD + Digital sets on VUDU! Let that sink in. Blu-rays or DVDs PLUS Digital. Together on VUDU.com. And awesome. Like pepperoni and cheese. It’s a kicking combo and we’re celebrating with our latest Disc + Digital addition, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows.

 

Right now on VUDU.com, you can own this special edition Disc + Digital set for $25.96. You’ll get a Blu-ray Disc + HDX Digital copy, as well as an exclusive Cowabunga Gift Set with six action figures, two reversible character masks, and more, from Walmart.com.

 

With all Disc + Digital sets you can watch your digital copy instantly on VUDU, and get a Blu-ray or DVD to collect and display. Discs will ship from Walmart.com, with select titles – including this one – getting free shipping!

 

Get Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows here!

 

DVD + SD –           $17.96 + FREE shipping
SD only –               $14.99

 

Blu-ray + HDX –      $25.96 + FREE shipping + Gift Set (until 9/12)
HDX only –             $19.99

 

So go ninja, go ninja, go to VUDU.com and get the Disc + Digital with Cowabunga Gift Set. Or check out all our Blu-ray or DVD + Digital sets, available exclusively on VUDU.com.

 

* Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows Blu-rays and DVDs estimated to ship 9/20/16. See our DVD & Blu-ray Disc + Digital set Terms & Conditions here.


Your HD just got better. Welcome to HDX.

E Yang | August 13, 2016 in Android,Devices,HD,iOS,New Features | Comments (89)

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.