We here at Vudu are always looking for new ways to make your family movie nights magic, and our new Family Play feature is the perfect way to watch the movies you want without the objectionable content you don’t.

When you watch one of over 500 eligible titles, turning on Family Play lets you skip over content you deem inappropriate for your family like substance abuse, language, violence, and sex and nudity. You can select which types of content to skip and leave the rest in, and even set a four-digit PIN to prevent younger viewers from turning off the feature.

Get more details about this innovative new viewing option here, and read on for some awesome recommendations of Family Play eligible movies you can watch for free right now on Vudu.

In space, no one can help you survive. Two stranded astronauts are about to learn this the hard way when they are cut off from communication with Earth while performing routine maintenance, and they’ll have only each other to depend on if they ever want to see home.

Witness the majesty of space and the intense drama of Alfonso Cuaron’s outer space epic without any undesired content when you watch Gravity with Family Play.

Forget everything you thought you learned in school about what lies beneath the Earth’s surface. A trio of explorers are about to head down below to have a look for themselves, and what they find is a world beyond anything they could have imagined.

Go for the wildest ride this planet can offer when you take a Journey to the Center of the Earth, and rest easy when you set Family Play to skip over anything you don’t want to see.

Bully’s can come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes they need to change sizes to get a fresh perspective.

The Ant Bully is a fun-filled, shrunken down adventure that the whole family can enjoy, and if you want to be extra sure that your viewing meets your standard for age-appropriateness then Family Play has got you covered.

There are plenty more free family play eligible movies where those came from. Look for the “FREE WITH ADS” label in our full Family Play collection here.



With so much amazing content available to rent, purchase, and watch for free on Vudu, there’s never been a better time to be a Vudu customer. We know you love being able to watch the latest movies and TV shows anytime, anywhere, but understand you also want to make sure that every member of your family is having a safe, appropriate viewing experience every time they open up Vudu.

In a Variety article highlighting exciting developments at Vudu, our VP and general manager Jeremy Verba noted that “families are increasingly viewing together, and they need tools to help them make sure the content is appropriate.” So many of our loyal Vudu fans have asked for more and better family viewing options to help screen for objectionable content, and in response we are proud to unveil our new suite of customizable family features that you can adjust to your family’s needs and preferences.


While some movies may simply be too adult for kids to watch, others may contain a few instances of objectionable content that if skipped over, can be enjoyed by everyone. That’s where Family Play comes in by letting you skip or mute objectionable content like substance abuse, language, violence, and sex and nudity. It is currently available on over 500 eligible titles, with new titles added each week.

We know every family is different, so we’ve made sure you can select the content you’d like to avoid while leaving in everything else.

If nudity and drug use are deal breakers for your family viewing but violence is ok, simply turn on Family Play, select those options, and hit play. If the kids go to bed and you want to watch the rest without skipping, just turn off Family Play without leaving the movie and keep on enjoying the show. You can also create a four-digit pin to prevent kids from turning off Family Play.

For even more flexibility, set up Family Play only on the devices you want. Looking to use it on the family TV, but not on your tablet? No problem.  Family Play is currently available on web, iOS and Android devices, and select Samsung TVs (excluding 2017), newer LG TVs (2017 models and up), and Xbox One. Get complete details here.


We know it can sometimes be difficult to figure out which titles are appropriate for different members of your family, which is why we’re working with Common Sense Media to make finding the perfect content for any age easier than ever before.

Common Sense Media is an independent, research-backed nonprofit trusted by millions of parents and educators to give the best, most in-depth recommendations for family entertainment. As the number one source of entertainment and technology recommendations for families and schools, Common Sense media’s age-based ratings and reviews provide dependable guidance on what you can expect from movies and shows before you rent, buy, or press play.

Going well beyond MPAA ratings you can now get details on adult themes and content like violence, language, and sexual situations, as well as parent-minded themes like positive messages or role models, and consumerism.  

Simply scroll to the “Parental Guide” on a title you’re interested in to get an easy-to understand breakdown of a movie or show’s content, as well as a recommended age range for younger viewers. Click here for a list of rated titles.


Want to rest easy knowing your kids are watching only age-appropriate content, even if you’re not there? Activate Kids Mode on your mobile devices, smart TVs, and other devices to restrict your kids’ viewing to only Common Sense Media rated titles within your collection and the specific age limit you set.

Whether the kids are using Vudu with the babysitter while you enjoy a night out, or you’re letting them take control of your device, you can rely on Kids Mode to create an appropriate entertainment experience. You can also require a four-digit PIN to exit Kids Mode to ensure their curiosity doesn’t take them out of Kids Mode. And you can choose whether you want to show any of our free titles that meet your age-appropriateness setting.

Kids Mode is currently available on iOS/Android devices, Samsung TVs, Vizio TVs, LG TVs, Roku, and Xbox One. Like Family Play you can use Kids Mode on the devices just on the devices you choose. Details and frequently asked questions here.


Our curated Kids Store lets you and your family browse through thousands of family-friendly titles to purchase or rent, and even includes ones you can stream for free. Let the kids take control and browse for old favorites or new discoveries without worrying about adult or inappropriate content coming up in their search.

While Kids Mode restricts browsing to age-appropriate titles already in your collection, Kids Store lets you and your kids browse and discover all our age-appropriate titles in a safe, family-friendly section of the Vudu store. While free titles may contain ads, those ads are also screened for age-appropriate content only, so you don’t have to worry about adult content slipping through.

Click here to find the perfect kid and parent approved movie or show for your next family movie night.


We hope that these customizable features provide all the answers you’ve been looking for when it comes to family entertainment with Vudu. These features are totally optional: easily available when you want them and completely out of the way when you don’t.

With skippable content, expert recommendations, password-protected parental controls, and more, it’s never been easier to enjoy the best of movies and TV with your family. Try out the family features today and see how they make Vudu the safe, family-friendly choice for entertainment.



In the wake of the greatest, most reality-warping superhero vs. supervillain conflict of all time, one hero must rise from the ashes as a beacon of hope for the future. But first, summer vacation!

Everyone’s favorite web-slinging wall-crawler is back with new allies, new enemies, and new responsibilities in Spider-Man: Far From Home, and the Marvel Cinematic universe will never be the same.

Want to have your spider-cake and eat it too? You can purchase the Spider-Man: Far From Home Disc +Digital bundle to get your digital copy of the movie to watch right now, plus the Blu-ray and DVD versions shipped from along with a limited-edition stealth suit retro action figure. Details here.

Some houseguests just don’t know how to mind their manners, and that goes double for possessed, murderous demon dolls.

The Conjuring universe’s most powerful plaything is back to her old mischief, finally freed from the Warren’s cursed artifact room and ready to wreak havoc with a whole new arsenal of evil items at her disposal. No one is safe when Annabelle Comes Home.


Professor Xavier’s students are no strangers to conflict, but even they’re not ready when they’re most dangerous threat comes from one of their own. Absolute power corrupts absolutely in X-Men: Dark Phoenix.


The final fight starts now. You can get $5 off your ticket to see Rambo: Last Blood with your purchase of one of our curated sale titles. Check out the collection and get the details here.



Big news Vudu faithful: we here at Vudu are proud to present our first ever Vudu original series! We love TV shows so much we decided to make some of our own, starting with an updated take on a classic family favorite.

When the perfect opportunity convinces a working dad and stay-at-home mom to exchange roles, they might just find themselves in a little over their heads. But with a little luck and a lot of teamwork they’re going to master work, kids, and marriage one day at a time in our new free-to-watch series Mr. Mom. Watch the first two episodes now.

When the worst possible thing happens in deep space, two astronauts will have two choices – perish or find a way to survive.

Stare into the abyss with the intrepid explorers of Gravity, and you just might find your way back again.

One small boy is about to learn a big lesson, from the most unexpected of teachers.

Shrink down into a world of insect adventure with the fun-filled family feature The Ant Bully.

Some people claim there’s nothing beneath the earth’s surface except rocks and magma, and some people are bold enough to find out for themselves.

Safety isn’t guaranteed, but family adventure certainly is when you gear up for a Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Find more old favorites and new discoveries in our full free collection here.

Vudu Launches New Features and Content for Family-Friendly Entertainment

Vudu has been the home for tens of millions of customers to watch a broad library of movies and TV shows – 10,000+ of which are free – with no commitment and no subscription fees. Today, we are giving our customers more to love. With so much content available and more people watching, what if we could also be a streaming service that provides a great, safe viewing environment for families? What if we could provide our customers the flexibility to ensure that content and the Vudu experience are appropriate for everyone in the family to watch, including the youngest of viewers – kids?

Well, that’s what we’ve been hearing our customers want. They’ve told us they’re concerned about what their families can browse, purchase and watch. That’s why we’re launching a suite of new features to offer customers the ability to control and customize their entertainment viewing experience to better meet the needs of their family and their values.

New Features to Enable an Ideal Entertainment Experience for Anyone in Your Household

Starting today, Vudu users can access several new features to help them make informed decisions about movie and TV show appropriateness, as well as control and customize the content they want to watch, including: 

  • Family Play: Family Play lets customers tailor their viewing experience so everyone can enjoy films together – no matter the MPAA rating. That’s because, through Family Play, customers can choose to skip or mute objectionable content, including substance abuse, language, violence, sex, and nudity, based on their own preferences. The feature is available on over 500 eligible major studio titles (both free and paid content). Additional titles will be made available each week.
  • Ratings and Reviews from a Parent’s Perspective: Through our partnership with Common Sense Media, the leading source of entertainment and technology recommendations for families, customers will now be able to gauge if a film or TV show is appropriate for the little ones in their homes. When browsing our library, customers will find detailed information on thousands of titles, including a parental review and the minimum age recommended by Common Sense Media as appropriate to watch the content, providing a trusted guide for families.
  • Kids Mode: Now, through Kids Mode, customers have the ability to provide a safe watching experience for their kids. This feature, incorporating data from Common Sense Media, lets viewers limit what kids can browse or view to only content appropriate to the child’s age. Kids Mode is available on both free titles and rented or purchased titles in a customer’s library.

These features are now available across iOS and Android, web, and living room devices, making Vudu the one and only streaming service to offer a comprehensive solution to safeguard content for viewers. And, these features are fully under the control of our viewers, to ensure that each customer can make their own choices about what is appropriate for their family. That’s something we’re really proud of.

Original and Exclusive Content Available Only On Vudu – Mr. Mom and Blue’s Clues & You!

What makes this launch even better?  Exclusive and Original content for co-viewing with families – for free.

We’re starting with our first Vudu Original, Mr. Mom, which premieres today and is perfect entertainment for the whole family to enjoy together. This 11-episode series is a modern continuation of the classic ‘80s film and stars Hayes MacArthur (Super Troopers 2, Angie Tribeca) as a dad who decides it’s his turn to stay at home with the kids when his wife, played by Andrea Anders (Instant FamilyJoey), re-enters the workforce. Viewers can tune in for new episodes every Thursday through October 10 to see how the Anderson family proves that family is a full-time job.

And, later this month, on September 27, we’ll exclusively debut three episodes of Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues & You!, a remake of the ground-breaking preschool series, ahead of its premiere on Nickelodeon in November.

Mr. Mom and Blue’s Clues & You! are the first of many original and exclusive entertainment programs that Vudu viewers will be able to enjoy. They are both excellent additions to our already broad library of movies and TV shows – including 10,000+ free titles – that bring everyone in the family together. 

So at Vudu, we’re committed to creating a great destination for movies and TV – all for you. We’ve got over 180,000 of your favorite movies and TV shows to buy or rent, more than 10,000 titles you can watch for free, and now, we also do family. Come watch what we do!