Share My Movies by VUDU

Jchang | May 14, 2014 in New Features | Comments (97)

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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


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  1. Comment by Michelle — December 23, 2014 at 5:49 pm  

    Ok, I think I did it right, but still not seeing his library.

  2. Comment by Michelle — December 23, 2014 at 5:51 pm  

    Ok, now when I click through his link, it says “If you continue, your VUDU account will be unlinked from your current UltraViolet Library.

    You can link back to your existing UltraViolet Library. However, UltraViolet rules limit unlinking/re-linking to the same Library to twice a year.”

    So … what does that mean? I can only ever be linked to his library?

    I’m sorry, I’m not normally web site stupid, but this is confusing!

  3. Comment by Jchang — December 26, 2014 at 2:52 pm  

    Hi Michelle,

    Give us a call at 1 (888) 554-8838.

  4. Comment by Jenny B — December 30, 2014 at 7:27 am  

    I have a VUDU and UV account and i have a nice little collection going of mostly UV movies. I invited my friend Jay to share movies. he created both accounts of his own but can not see anything of mine. I realize only 1 vudu account can link to a UV account so how would he be able to see my movies. I have a ticket open already with vudu but no responce yet. Any help would be great

  5. Comment by Jchang — December 30, 2014 at 9:18 am  

    Hi Jenny,

    Your friend Jay will have to unlink from his UltraViolet Library and then link to your UltraViolet Library (multiple VUDU accounts can be linked to one UltraViolet Library; only one UltraViolet Library can be linked to a VUDU account at a time). When he clicked on your invitation, it sounds like he chose the option to create his own UltraViolet Library. He can unlink from his UltraViolet Library in the “UltraViolet Info” page when logged in on VUDU.com, then go back to your invitation email, click through, and connect to your UltraViolet Library instead.

    Hope this helps!

  6. Comment by Andrew G. — January 3, 2015 at 4:12 am  

    Okay, here’s my question: To share our libraries, we must invite each other. For instance, my brother invites me and I can unlink and see his and vice versa, correct? That I can follow.

    But do I have the liberty to keep linking and unlinking my account? If we’re sharing, will I ever be restricted in logging back into his library or mine?

    Love the idea of sharing this way but a little confused as to the details. Thanks for any help…

  7. Comment by Jchang — January 5, 2015 at 9:00 am  

    Hi Andrew,

    UltraViolet’s terms and conditions limit the number of ‘unlinks’ and ‘relinks’ to the same account to twice per year.
    Hope this helps.

  8. Comment by Erica — January 6, 2015 at 2:50 pm  

    Hi,

    I’ve added my friend to my list (she’s the first and only that I’ve attempted to do this for) and yet she is not getting an invitation. I thought maybe it was operator error, so I invited myself (under a different email) and didn’t receive the invite either. I’ve checked spam, promos, social, etc. on gmail and it is just not there. I always get emails from Vudu without a problem, so I’m not sure what we’re doing wrong. Thanks for any help to clear this up!

  9. Comment by Erica — January 6, 2015 at 3:20 pm  

    Never mind. We figured it out. I had checked spam, Promotions, and Social tabs in Gmail, but had not checked “All Mail”. Apparently this is a common issue for Vudu invite emails. (Strange because I get ALL of their other emails). Anyway, I withdraw my question. 😉

  10. Comment by Jchang — January 7, 2015 at 11:58 am  

    Glad you figure it out!

  11. Comment by Lisa — January 14, 2015 at 6:35 am  

    My son had invited me to share his library and we were able to see each others library’s. Worked great until we decided to invite my father.

    This sharing thing is so confusing. Anyhow, as I was trying to recall the steps I took to link to my son’s library, I click the button to unlink from his library and now I am unable to go back to it. I tried clicking the original invite and it states that the invite had expired. Then tried to have my son resend invite and he is presented with a statement that reads ‘invitation has already been sent’. My son is still able to view my library, but I have lost the ability to see his.

    How can I link back to my son’s library? Also, what steps would my father need to take to link to my son’s library? My father currently has both a vudu and UV accounts.

    Thank you for your help.

  12. Comment by Charles — January 16, 2015 at 2:03 pm  

    I’ve shared my collection with my friend. He’s only seeing 515 of the 555 movies I own. One of the missing movies is ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, if this is relevant. Are there any restrictions that would prevent him from seeing my entire collection?

  13. Comment by Jchang — January 16, 2015 at 2:09 pm  

    Hi Charles,

    Only movies and TV shows with UltraViolet are eligible for Share My Movies. Disney is not part of the UltraViolet consortium, so Guardians of the Galaxy is not shareable.

  14. Comment by Jchang — January 16, 2015 at 5:01 pm  

    Hi Lisa,

    Are you unable to reconnect your VUDU account to his UltraViolet Library? You should use the same username and password that you set up when joining his library. If you forgot this information, your son can visit http://www.uvvu.com, log in with his UltraViolet username/email address, and then find your login email under the My Account > User Settings section.

    Your father can join if your son sends an invite to him (use the UltraViolet invitation feature on VUDU.com). When your father goes through the process, he will have to unlink from his UltraViolet Library before he links to your son’s.
    Please note that the feature allows multiple VUDU accounts to connect to one UltraViolet Library, but not multiple accounts to connect to multiple UltraViolet libraries at the same time.

  15. Comment by LisaFebruary 9, 2015 at 8:50 am  

    I linked my friends into my ultraviolet account they can see all my movies but they cannot see any of my tv shows.m How do I move my tv shows into that account so they can watch it

  16. Comment by LisaFebruary 9, 2015 at 8:51 am  

    How do I connect my tv shows into my ultra violet account? Only my movies will show up

  17. Comment by Jchang — February 9, 2015 at 9:05 am  

    Hi Lisa,

    Only UltraViolet movies and TV shows can be shared, so if the TV shows in your account are not from a studio or provider that is part of the UltraViolet standard, it is not eligible for Share My Movies. Hope this helps.

  18. Comment by Ginny — February 15, 2015 at 7:45 pm  

    Jchang – I shared my vudu library with my sister who just set up her vudu account today. Her son also wants to share his library with her. It is my understanding that someone can only be linked to one ultraviolet account at a time. So, will she have to unlink from my ultraviolet and then link to her son’s ultraviolet account to see his movies? If this is the case, would she be subject to the rule that one can only link and unlink to a library twice? Or, would she be able to go back and forth between the two?

  19. Comment by Jchang — February 20, 2015 at 10:04 am  

    Hi Lisa,

    Not all TV shows are UltraViolet compatible. You can see which ones are on the details pages and looking for the UltraViolet icon. More studios are trying to include more TV shows as UltraViolet so you should see more as time goes on.

  20. Comment by Jchang — February 20, 2015 at 10:09 am  

    Hi Ginny, Yes, that is what your sister would have to do and yes that rule applies. Unlinking and linking to the same account is limited to twice per year.

  21. Comment by cesar — February 28, 2015 at 7:57 am  

    I was just added by my friend John and he bought and added movies to his collection the movies are big hero six horrible bosses 2 but I am not able to see them on his movie list?

  22. Comment by Jchang — March 1, 2015 at 8:22 pm  

    Hi Cesar,

    Horrible Bosses 2 is an UltraViolet title, so you should be able to see it. However, Big Hero 6 is a Disney title and not eligible for Share My Movies.

  23. Comment by Michael — March 1, 2015 at 10:57 pm  

    Hello,

    My friend sent me an invite from his library and we are linked, I was wondering when I redeem a film through my own account, it still goes to me, right? I just want some clarification, in case for whatever reason we unlink.

    Thanks,

    Michael

  24. Comment by Jchang — March 2, 2015 at 9:20 am  

    Hi Michael,

    If you are linked to your friend’s UltraViolet Library, you are a ‘non-primary’ member of the Library. If you redeem an UltraViolet movies, the UltraViolet rights go to your friend’s UltraViolet Library. However, you do keep the VUDU rights, and can always view it on VUDU, even if you unlink.

    Hope this helps.

  25. Comment by Julie — March 13, 2015 at 1:06 pm  

    Hello.
    I am linked to my friends ultraviolet account. He has three seasons of Walking Dead purchased but I can only see one season under My TV.

  26. Comment by Kevin — March 16, 2015 at 9:42 am  

    Help please. I shared my VUDU account with my brother, who just created his own VUDU account. He can see most of my UltraViolet movies, but the last three UltraViolet movies I added aren’t showing up in his account. Any thoughts?

  27. Comment by Jchang — March 18, 2015 at 9:35 am  

    Hi Kevin,

    Try waiting a few days, perhaps UltraViolet’s servers have yet to update?

  28. Comment by heather — March 25, 2015 at 12:20 pm  

    Somehow I’ve created two different vudu and uv accounts so I have movies in two different accounts. How can I link these together?

  29. Comment by Jchang — March 25, 2015 at 12:29 pm  

    Hi Heather, you can contact us at 1 (888) 554-8838 to merge them.

  30. Comment by Curt — March 31, 2015 at 10:20 pm  

    i’ve shared my account with a few friends and they can only see the movies that were in my library at the time that they first accepted the invitation. They each accepted on different days and are showing a different count but nothing that has been added since have been updated for any of them. This seems to be a different issue from what everyone else has described. Is their a way for them to manually refresh the list from the Xbox one Vudu app?

  31. Comment by EddieApril 1, 2015 at 9:58 am  

    Hey Jchang
    I got invited by my friend and I am only seeing one movie of his but he has other movies like The new Hobbit and the five armies. When he looks at the details of his movie it shows the ultraviolet symbol. It doesn’t show up in his ultraviolet library either. Why is this?

    Thanks

  32. Comment by Jchang — April 1, 2015 at 1:22 pm  

    Hi Eddie, It may be a bad linking issue. He should try to unlink then relink.

  33. Comment by Jchang — April 1, 2015 at 1:22 pm  

    Hi Curty, have they tried unlinking then relinking?

  34. Comment by Jchang — April 1, 2015 at 1:25 pm  

    Hi Julie, Not all seasons of the Walking Dead are UltraViolet, unfortunately.

  35. Comment by Curt — April 5, 2015 at 6:51 am  

    Jchang, I tried having them unlink and relink and it didn’t work. They are still showing the same number of movies as before.

  36. Comment by Carl — April 7, 2015 at 9:13 pm  

    Does this work if you both already have a Vudu account? If I share my library, can that person access it with their current login name and password?

  37. Comment by Jchang — April 13, 2015 at 9:18 am  

    Hi Carl,

    If you both have a VUDU account and you share your UltraViolet Library, the other person will have to join your UltraViolet Library and link their existing VUDU account to it. THey will have to create a username and password when joining your UltraViolet Library.

  38. Comment by Brandi — May 10, 2015 at 9:48 am  

    I am so confused! I have a Vudu and an UV account. I sent an invite to each of our grown children a while back. None of them had a UV or a Vudu account before. I just got an e-mail invitation today to join one of our son’s Vudu library. I asked him if he ever joined our account and he said that he didn’t know -he was confused -he just knew he had to sign up and create an account. Is there a way to tell if he has joined my account? (I haven’t been able to get him to clarify if he can see any of our movies, but it sounds like he can’t).

    2nd question. What happens if I join his library (if he indeed has joined mine). Do I see his movies when I log onto my usual account? or I have to have a separate log in for that? Does anything change with my account that I already have?

  39. Comment by KyleMay 21, 2015 at 10:23 am  

    I share my library with one of my friends and he just recently added American Sniper to the library though Vudu but I am not seeing it. I thought anything he added I would be able to see?

  40. Comment by Jchang — May 21, 2015 at 10:29 am  

    Hi Kyle,

    If you invited your friend to join your UltraViolet Library, only if he was connected to your Library when he purchased American Sniper would you also be able to see it (because the UltraViolet rights are now in your UltraViolet Library). Beyond this, a couple things to check is if he indeed did accept your invitation and if he did properly connect his VUDU account to your UltraViolet library.

  41. Comment by Jchang — May 21, 2015 at 10:38 am  

    Hi Brandi,

    If you visit http://www.uvvu.com you can log in to your UltraViolet Library and see what other users are part of your Library.

    For your second question:
    If you join your son’s UltraViolet library, you would be disconnecting your VUDU account from your own UltraViolet Library and linking to his. You would see the UltraViolet movies he owns, but you would no longer see the UltraViolet movies you obtained outside of VUDU because those rights are in your own UltraViolet Library (which is no longer linked to VUDU).

  42. Comment by Joel — June 17, 2015 at 12:43 pm  

    If my friend is linked to my account and I go out and purchase a new movie and add the movie using the UltraViolet code will he be able to see it and watch it?

  43. Comment by Jchang — June 17, 2015 at 1:09 pm  

    Yes!

  44. Comment by Jc — July 8, 2015 at 3:39 pm  

    If my friend who I have joined accounts with for some reason unlinks me, will I lose the movies I have paid for and uploaded?

  45. Comment by Jchang — July 10, 2015 at 9:25 am  

    Hi Jc,

    It sounds like you have joined your friend’s UltraViolet Library. If you are unlinked from that Library, you will still have the movies that you purchased through VUDU all accessible on VUDU. However, the UltraViolet rights will belong to your friend’s UltraViolet Library.

    Hope this helps.

  46. Comment by SteveVUDU — July 18, 2015 at 6:46 pm  

    I purchased Cars online from VUDU to share with my grandchildren on linked accounts. The movie shows up normal on my account but my grandchildren are asked to pay for the movie to watch it. Is there some type of catch to movies purchased directly from VUDU?

  47. Comment by Jchang — July 20, 2015 at 9:24 am  

    Hi Steve,

    Sorry but Disney movies are not eligible for Share My Movies. Only titles with the UltraViolet logo work with Share My Movies.

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