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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 


VUDU Mobile Apps – The Sequel

Jchang | October 12, 2015 in Android,Devices,iOS,New Features | Comments (8)

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They’re back and better than ever in our biggest update yet! The latest VUDU apps for smartphones and tablets are now available on Google Play and the Apple iOS App Store. These updates bring the VUDU mobile experience ever closer to our premium living room experience, from the ability to browse the entire VUDU library on the iOS app to 1080p HDX playback on Android devices, and more.

VUDU on Android – Rebuilt & Redesigned

VUDU for AndroidAndroid users who upgrade to version 4.2 will get a completely rebuilt and redesigned app that puts the VUDU home cinema experience on the phone and tablet. The highlights:

  • A fresh and modern entertainment experience
  • Faster, more responsive and efficient app performance
  • New navigation, browsing and filtering options
  • HD/HDX playback support for newer, higher-end devices*

More to Explore on iOS

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IOS users also get lots of love, as well as lots more to discover and watch. New features in version 4.7 upgrade the previous ‘player-only’ app to a fully-featured one that gives users access to the entire VUDU library. So what’s new?

  • Browse the entire VUDU library and watch free trailers and bonus features
  • Search over 100k titles, or filter by genre, date, reviews and more.
  • Save new releases and favorites to your wishlist, making it easier to then purchase or rent on VUDU.com**
  • Dozens of bug fixes and improvements

These apps are available now, so pick up your smartphone or tablet and download the VUDU apps to begin enjoying entertainment on the go. And don’t forget rate and review us!

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*Android Lollipop or higher
**Apple in-app purchase terms currently do not make purchase or rental within the VUDU app a feasible option. In the meantime, you can complete transactions on the VUDU website.

Digital Movies & TV Made Easy with VUDU Spark

Jchang | April 8, 2015 in Devices,New Features,New Releases,VUDU | Comments (2)

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Looking to get started with digital movies and TV? Look no further than VUDU Spark: a tiny video stick designed to make enjoying digital movies and TV shows on a big screen TV convenient and accessible to everyone.

We launched VUDU Spark because we want everybody to be able to enjoy the benefits of digital movies. They shouldn’t need to be technically-savvy, have the newest TV or commit to pricey cable TV subscriptions to watch the latest movies and premium TV shows. VUDU Spark is simple and easy to use, so anyone can discover, watch and collect on their own terms—and budget.

How does it work?

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The New VUDU Player for iPhone & iPad

Jchang | December 23, 2014 in Devices,New Features | Comments (40)

This holiday season, get the most out of your new iPads and iPhones with the new VUDU Player app, available now on iTunes.

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Not only has it been completely rebuilt to be faster and more responsive, we’ve also included several highly-requested features. It’s easier than ever to stream or download your VUDU purchases or watch rentals to your iOS device and enjoy them on the go!

 

What’s new?

In addition to a cleaner design and interface, we’re excited introduce a few new features:

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by Purchase Date, A to Z and Release Date

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The New VUDU for Home

Jchang | November 24, 2014 in Devices,New Features,VUDU | Comments (27)

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Today we’re pleased to announce a brand new VUDU experience for the living room. It’s available now on Sony PlayStation 3 and 4, select smart TV and internet-connected DVD/Blu-ray player brands, set-top box devices like Roku, and will roll out to even more throughout the rest of the year. So jump on the couch, fire up the TV and experience the new VUDU today.

The new VUDU is designed to give you more control and make discovering and watching the latest movies and TV at home more intuitive and enjoyable. How? Through a combination of new design, new features, and of course, a continually-growing library of top-tier movies and TV shows.

Faster, Easier Ways to Watch

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Now you can quickly find and pick up where you left off with the new Watchlist. Movies and shows you haven’t yet finished watching are listed here, so you can get back to watching faster without having to search through your library.

TV Binge-watcher? When you finish an episode of a TV season, the new VUDU automatically queues up the next episode (if you don’t own it, you get the option to buy it). The episode also appears in your Watchlist, so you’ll never have to scroll through episode descriptions again to figure out where you left off.

New Tools to Explore & Discover

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Feel like browsing? The new VUDU gives you several powerful ways to sort, filter and discover the perfect movie.

  • Genres and Subgenres – Browse through every kind of action, comedy or drama imaginable.
  • Filters – Sort and filter by popularity, year, rating, studio and more.
  • Discover Tool – Build a custom compilation of movies and TV from hundreds of categories.

Smarter Search, Better Results

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A powerful new search makes it easy to find what you want not just by titles and actors, but also keywords like plot (save the world), mood (offbeat), audience (kids), praise (Oscar winner) and more. As you type, a related search field also lists options, so not only can you skip right to the results, you might also find a new way to search.

First-rate Recommendations

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From customized-for-you recommendations to our expertly-curated collections, skip the filler and get quality movies and TV that you actually want to watch. Our new personalization engine finds the best movies and TV shows for you based on what you watch, own, rate and more. If you’re looking for something different, our curated collections will keep you in the loop on the best sales, hottest titles and seasonal specials.

 

Learn more about the new VUDU here!