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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!

 


Find out about Finding Dory

E Yang | October 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

Finding Dory animation Q&A session. Watch Finding Dory at www.vudu.com now

Ask an artist: Q&A session on animating Finding Dory

 

Recently, we gave Vudu viewers the opportunity to ask Jason Deamer, Character Art Director at Pixar, their questions about animating Finding Dory.

 

From animation technology to deciding how Dory’s parents looked, we had plenty of great questions. We’ve got a couple of the questions below, and you can check out the complete question and answer session here.

 

Q: Did you have to watch fish swimming in slow motion to figure out how to make their swimming so accurate and to capture all the details?

 

A: Yes. That’s exactly what we did. But we also combined that with what we learned from our fish expert, who also happened to be an expert in hydrodynamics. He explained to us exactly how fish move their fins and locomote through liquid.

 

Q: Do you get the script before you work on the design or do you just get a rough plot overview of the story?

 

A: It happens both ways. Sometimes I’ll get lucky and get script pages, and sometimes I’ll even have an audio performance from whomever they’ve had do the voice. In some cases, like say on “Ratatouille,” I just had the premise, which was – it’s going to be a rat in a kitchen, so draw rats.

 

Feeling inspired? You’ve still got time to draw your best Dory and win some great prizes. Enter by tweeting your drawing with #VUDUdoodle before 10/31/16. Learn more here.

 

Watch Finding Dory on Vudu now!


Finding Dory is now available on Vudu! Own and watch instantly!

E Yang | October 25, 2016 in New Releases | Comments (0)

Finding Dory Family Movie Night

Make Finding Dory movie night a-Dory-ble and fun with these activities. (Don’t worry, the movie is better than our puns.)

 

We’re celebrating the release of Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory on digital with some fin-freaking-tastic ideas for creating a fun Finding Dory movie night. It’s fun, easy to buy and stream, and you get to watch in the comfort of your own home in HDX 1080p! Not to mention the fact you get to pause whenever you need a bathroom break. Youuuuu welcooome!

 

First things first. Buy Finding Dory on Vudu. It’s available now in HDX.

 

Then gather the kids and family for the fun. If you’re up for it, have your kids invite their friends too. It’s not like you need to get extra movie tickets – the more the merrier! No kids? No problem, friends are family too!

 

Now have some pre-movie fun:

 

Have the kids enter our #VUDUdoodle contest: Draw your best Dory and tweet a picture of it with #VUDUdoodle for a chance to win an original Finding Dory illustration + Art of Finding Dory book + Dory prize basket! Submit through 10/31/16.

 

Make a paper plate aquarium: Don’t knock the arts and crafts! Kids will get a kick out of being creative and customizing their own aquarium. And you will too. (Especially if you put some extra, ahem, seawater into the jello cups, below.)

 

Cook up some snacks: Fish sticks and sushi? I kid, I kid. Drop some candy fish into berry gelatin for some ocean-themed jello cups, melt up some quesa-dory (see what we did there?), or just pour some goldfish crackers in a fish bowl. If you sense a feeding frenzy, bake up one of these stuffed sea shells recipes.

 

That’s all there is to it. You can start the movie whenever you want, pause to get more snacks, or rewind if you miss something. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

 


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

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

VUDU-Movies-On-Us-Website

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.

 

 


Go Beyond 1080p with Star Trek Beyond in 4K UHD

E Yang | October 4, 2016 in HD,New Releases,Pre-order | Comments (2)

Available To Own and Rent - Star Trek Beyond in 4K UHD

Now Available on VUDU – Star Trek Beyond in 4K UHD with Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos Audio

 

Hailing on all frequencies – Star Trek Beyond is here. And you’ll definitely want to “put it up on screen” because we’ve partnered with Paramount to bring it to you in 4K UHD.

 

That’s right, get Star Trek Beyond in UHD on VUDU now and see Spock not smile his pointy-eared face in 4K with Dolby Vision HDR, and hear Bones complain about not being anything but a doctor in full Dolby Atmos Audio.

 

And for a limited time, you can also get a Disc + Digital + gift set bundle that includes Star Trek Beyond on Blu-ray + HDX + a limited edition gift set that includes an additional DVD + 3 ship models from the movie. Stardate 2263.whaaaaaat!

 

Blu-ray + HDX + 3 Ship Gift Set

Available on VUDU.com now:

Blu-ray + HDX + Gift Set $25.96
HDX $19.99
DVD + SD $17.96
SD $14.99

 

As always, get your digital copy instantly –  faster than you can say “Kirk never said ‘Beam me up Scottie.’” Watch it tonight, and then watch it again when you join us for our Star Trek Beyond #VUDUviewingparty on Friday.

 

*Physical discs expected to ship on 11/1