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Your HD just got better. Welcome to HDX.

E Yang | August 13, 2016 in Android,Devices,HD,iOS,New Features | Comments (81)

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.


VUDU Mobile Apps – The Sequel

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

VUDU Mobile Apps

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

VUDU for iOS

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.

Cast Away Today with VUDU for Chromecast

Jchang | March 31, 2014 in Android,Devices,New Features | Comments (11)

We’re excited to announce that today you can watch the latest movies and TV shows on VUDU with Google Chromecast!

With VUDU on Chromecast, your laptop, tablet or even smartphone becomes your ticket to the latest movies and TV shows on your big screen TV.

  • Stream movies and episodes from VUDU directly to your TV in HDX—no set-top box needed
  • Control video playback, volume, closed captions—just like a remote control
  • Multi-task and use your device without interrupting the show—even browse other content

You can begin casting immediately by using the Chrome browser (with Google Cast extension installed) on a PC or Mac. On mobile devices, just download the latest VUDU Player for Apple iOS and VUDU App for Android to get started.

Set-up VUDU on Chromecast and start casting today!


VUDU now supports Android phones!

disgro | July 3, 2013 in Android,Devices,New Features,VUDU,VUDU Apps | Comments (14)

VUDU supports Android Phones

Now you can instantly watch all your favorite movies and TV shows on your Android smartphone as well as your tablet! Browse, rent, and watch directly from VUDU.

Download the VUDU Movies and TV app and start watching today!

Features:

    The hottest new movie and TV releases – watch some titles before they’re available on DVD and Blu-ray™ discs and catch up on your favorite TV shows.
    Stream directly to your Android device, or download to watch anywhere, anytime. Rent or Own. No Subscription or Late Fees.
    Enjoy access to your UltraViolet Digital Collection.
    VUDU’s In-Home Disc to Digital service lets you easily convert your DVD and Blu-ray collection to digital and stream from the cloud to your device.

Currently supported Android phones include:

    Samsung Galaxy Note, Note II, S IV, S III, S II HD
    Nexus 4
    HTC One, EVO 4G LTE, Droid DNA
    LG Optimus G, G Pro, F7
    Motorola RAZR HD