Share My Movies by VUDU

Jchang | May 14, 2014 in New Features | Comments (26)

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A great part of owning movies and TV shows is sharing your collection. You can help your parents understand why everyone now “volunteers as tribute,” or get your roommate to finish watching Breaking Bad so he finally understands all the references.

Sharing is a great way to get the most value from your collection, introduce people to some great movies and TV shows, and even become a little closer as family and friends.

That’s why we’re excited to launch Share My Movies by VUDU—a new feature that lets you easily and safely share your UltraViolet movies and TV shows.

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Share My Movies lets you invite up to five people to join and watch your Library of UltraViolet movies and TV shows. You only need a VUDU account and an UltraViolet Library to start. (You can do both on VUDU.com. They’re free and take only seconds).

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Share My Movies is a safer way to share because the people you invite get their own username and password. You never have to give out yours. This means you can get the most value out of your purchases, show off your collection AND never have to worry about accidental purchases or changes to your account.

And since invited users watch through their own VUDU accounts, they can use their favorite devices without it counting toward your VUDU device limit. They can download or stream your movies and shows on just about any device—from a smartphone to a smart TV. Share My Movies also supports up to three simultaneous streams, so you can watch together, even when apart.

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And the best part of Share My Movies is that it’s free. No extra fees, no subscriptions (or subscription tiers) and no limit on number of viewings. Thousands of UltraViolet movies and TV shows are already available to own and share, and more are added all the time.

Share My Movies by VUDU is open to all users, so invite your friends and family to discover VUDU and your collection of digital movies and TV shows.

Learn more about Share My Movies by VUDU


26 Responses to “Share My Movies by VUDU”

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  1. Comment by Marcus A Holt — May 14, 2014 at 2:57 pm  

    This is awsome

  2. Comment by Jonathan D — May 15, 2014 at 8:13 am  

    This is a great idea! Great innovative move.
    One question, would I be able to “revoke” a friend’s use of my library? Say I didn’t want the friend watching my videos any more, or want to take the permissions back to let another friend watch. It’s no different than getting my hard copy of Breaking Bad back from Jimmy and then loaning it to Julie. Just like in real life with a hard copy, I may not want Jimmy keeping it for years as his own.

  3. Comment by Jchang — May 15, 2014 at 10:59 am  

    Yes you can remove users from your Library through the UltraViolet site (www.uvvu.com).
    But remember you can have up to 5 people in your Library and unlike sharing physical copies, you can share any title with multiple people at the same time. So why not just stay friends? :)

  4. Comment by john thompson — May 16, 2014 at 6:47 am  

    what about if we don’t know anyone with a vudu account, but we have one and we’d like to offer to share with someone that also has an account. any message board through vudu?

  5. Comment by BridgetMay 17, 2014 at 7:49 pm  

    I LOVE THE IDEA ! But can they see and watch all of your movies ? Or do you need to share what movie you want them to see ?

  6. Comment by Jchang — May 19, 2014 at 9:03 am  

    Thanks Bridget! Invited people can see all of your UltraViolet Movies and TV Shows. You can limit it by adjust parental controls, but only through UltraViolet’s site.

  7. Comment by SeanF — May 19, 2014 at 7:34 pm  

    This is great! Are there any plans to allow sharing of my VUDU content that isn’t UltraViolet though? Would make it even better.

  8. Comment by Lelo — June 3, 2014 at 3:30 pm  

    Is there a way to share with a friend who already has both accounts without having to create a new password and user info under my account? like sending an invite and having both library’s link to each other.

  9. Comment by Jchang — June 4, 2014 at 11:39 am  

    Hi Lelo, unfortunately no. Many contracts, IP issues/rights and other things to consider.

  10. Comment by Jchang — June 4, 2014 at 11:41 am  

    Hi John, we do have the VUDU forums at https://forum.vudu.com/

  11. Comment by AndyJune 26, 2014 at 7:34 am  

    Can you watch a rented movie at a shared persons locaton, or does this only work for “purchased” movies?

  12. Comment by Jchang — June 26, 2014 at 9:09 am  

    Hi Andy, Share My Movies only works for movies you own, not rentals.

  13. Comment by aprilJune 27, 2014 at 6:06 pm  

    who has to share to see the other persons movies? i want to see someone elses movies. but when i buy a movie i want it on mine.

  14. Comment by aprilJune 27, 2014 at 6:10 pm  

    whos account should you share on . I want to see someone else’s movies but when I buy a movie I want it on my account so and I’ve tried sharing before but nothing happens? We both have accounts in Vudu and in Ultraviolet?

  15. Comment by Jchang — July 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm  

    Hi April,

    If you want to see someone else’s movies, that person should invite you to join his/her UltraViolet Library. Remember only UltraViolet movies and TV shows are shared.

    When you buy on VUDU, you always get the movie/tv show in your VUDU account. The UltraViolet rights, however, go to whichever UltraViolet Library is linked to your account.

    Hope this helps.

  16. Comment by 4saleusa — July 3, 2014 at 5:14 pm  

    I heard this will be shot down soon ?

  17. Comment by Jchang — July 3, 2014 at 5:19 pm  

    Definitely not shutting down anytime soon! Where did you hear that?

  18. Comment by Joe — July 31, 2014 at 9:55 am  

    I linked my moms account and before I did I had 677 movies in my account after I linked hers I only have 102 movies in my account. I don’t get it, and her movies are not showing up in my account either. Any ideas?
    I do have targetticket and flixster connected to my account and those are not showing up anymore either

  19. Comment by Jchang — July 31, 2014 at 10:40 am  

    Hi Joe,

    Sounds like a lot of potential situations. Could you reach out to our support? support @ vudu.com

  20. Comment by Joe — July 31, 2014 at 11:13 am  

    Yes thanks I emailed support today unless there’s a phone number to call?

    Thanks

  21. Comment by Sandy — September 11, 2014 at 12:36 pm  

    I joined a friend’s library which is great & can watch all Her movies. But she can’t see any of mine I already had or purchase now. That is very unfair & I feel very guilty. Is there a way I’m not aware of or be fixed soon ???

  22. Comment by Jchang — September 12, 2014 at 10:31 am  

    Hi Sandy,

    Sharing is only ‘one-way’ for the moment. You would have to leave your friend’s library and invite her to yours for her to watch your movies.

  23. Comment by Anne — October 4, 2014 at 8:43 am  

    Sandy’s question and answer took care of part of my question, but another question I had was how many times can I join another account, and go back to my own? Also, if I am linked to a friend’s library, can I still share my library with someone else? or do I have to be linked to only my library?

  24. Comment by Jchang — October 10, 2014 at 10:43 am  

    Hi Anne,

    UltraViolet’s terms and conditions currently limit the number of times you unlink and link to the same account to two.

    If your VUDU account is linked to a friend’s UltraViolet Library (Person A), you can still have someone else (person B) invited and linked to your own UltraViolet Library. But the movies and TV shows that each person can access will be different.
    For example, you would be able to watch Person A’s UltraViolet movies through VUDU.
    Person B would be able to watch the UltraViolet movies you purchased and have in your UltraViolet Library only. Person B has no access to Person A’s UltraViolet Library.
    And finally, while you still have complete access to all movies you’ve purchased on VUDU through VUDU, if you were using VUDU to watch UltraViolet movies you purchased or obtained through another service, once you link your VUDU account to Person A’s UltraViolet Library, those UltraViolet copies will no longer appear in your VUDU account. You would have to reconnect your VUDU account to your UltraViolet Library, or just visit the other service.

    Hope that helps!

  25. Comment by Stacy — October 12, 2014 at 6:30 pm  

    If someone is sharing there movies with me, can I share with someone else?

  26. Comment by Jchang — October 15, 2014 at 5:16 pm  

    Hi Stacey,

    Technically yes. You can refer to the answer to Anne’s question:

    If your VUDU account is linked to a friend’s UltraViolet Library (Person A), you can still have someone else (person B) invited and linked to your own UltraViolet Library. But the movies and TV shows that each person can access will be different.
    For example, you would be able to watch Person A’s UltraViolet movies through VUDU.
    Person B would be able to watch the UltraViolet movies you purchased and have in your UltraViolet Library only. Person B has no access to Person A’s UltraViolet Library.
    And finally, while you still have complete access to all movies you’ve purchased on VUDU through VUDU, if you were using VUDU to watch UltraViolet movies you purchased or obtained through another service, once you link your VUDU account to Person A’s UltraViolet Library, those UltraViolet copies will no longer appear in your VUDU account. You would have to reconnect your VUDU account to your UltraViolet Library, or just visit the other service.

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