Vudu Adds Sony TVs To Growing List of 4K UHD-Compatible Devices

 

Sunnyvale, CA, September 11, 2018 – Vudu has released version 4.2.52 of their Android TV app, enabling Sony television owners to watch hundreds of Vudu UHD movies, from every major studio, in the brilliance of 4K with Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10 support.

 

With four times the pixels of HD, and the richer, more life-like color of High Dynamic Range technology, Vudu 4K UHD gives viewers with compatible 2016-2017 Sony televisions the ultimate picture quality, clarity, and color range on their Sony TV, and the best possible cinematic experience at home. Users will also discover a refreshed interface.

 

If your Android TV has auto-update enabled, you don’t need to do anything to update to the latest version of the app, users can simply sign back into their accounts to enjoy all the benefits of Vudu 4K UHD. If not, users can simply update to the new app from the Google Play Store and sign back in to enjoy all the benefits of the new app.

 

With the addition of Sony televisions, Vudu continues to expand its list of 4K UHD-compatible devices.

 

“4K and HDR represent the best possible cinematic experience at home – and we want to be able to deliver that exceptional experience to as many people as possible, across as many devices as possible. So, we’re continuously working to bring Vudu 4K UHD capability to more devices – no matter the platform,” said Kristine Lopes, Sr Manager, Product Marketing.

 

Specific models that benefit from this update include:

 

  • 2016 X830/800/750/700D, S850D, and Z9D series
  • 2017 X850/820/800/750E, X950/940/930E, and A1E series

 

Vudu already supports 4K UHD on many of the most popular TV brands; streaming devices like Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku; Xbox One S and X, and Nvidia Shield game consoles, and more.

 

Find more information on Vudu 4K UHD, here.

 

About Vudu

 

Watch the latest movies & TV shows anytime, anywhere, to your favorite smart TV, Android and iOS device, game console, Blu-ray player, and more, with Vudu. Buy or rent over 150,000 titles, including the newest releases weeks before they’re available on disc, and even watch over 5,000 titles for free. At home or on the go, online or offline, Vudu delivers a premium entertainment experience with the latest in digital video and entertainment technology, including 4K Ultra High Definition, Dolby Vision HDR, and Dolby Atmos Cinema Sound. For more information, visit vudu.com/aboutus.

 

 

It’s official. Bingeable is a thing.

Well, it’s always been a thing (we knew that), but now it’s a real thing – at least according to the folks at Merriam-Webster. Yeah, the dictionary people.

Merriam-Webster has just made an update that adds 840 new words to the dictionary, and one of them, in particular, caught our eye.

M-W lists the definition of bingeable as: “having multiple episodes or parts that can be watched in rapid succession: suitable for binge-watching.” Sounds pretty good to us.

They also cite 2013 as the year the word was first used, so we’re not sure why it took them five years to realize it’s common enough to be worthy of gracing their pages (both virtual and print) – but we’re pretty excited about it anyway, because, well, movies & TV.

So, how did it finally become “a real word”? According to M-W, they look for three criteria: frequent use, widespread use, and meaningful use. Meaning it has to be used by a lot of people, in a lot of places, and be descriptive enough to be useful.

Other words that made this update include flight (at least a new definition that accounts for beer flights), Instagramming (millennials are killing the dictionary), lots of tech-related words (haptics, force quit, fintech), and hangry – as in hangry for some bingeable TV?

Hangry for TV? Vudu satisfies – with a Fall TV s

If you do happen to be hangry for some bingeable TV, you’re in the right place. In addition to movies & TV being our fav (also made the update) thing, it’s also our thing.

We also just so happen to be having a Fall TV Sale where you can get:

  • The brand new The Purge TV series that just started yesterday, starting at $16.99 (SD)
    (new episodes available as soon as the day after they air)
  • Select seasons on sale for $19.99 and under
  • Current TV seasons on sale for $29.99 and under
  • Season/Series bundles on sale
  • And even Mix & Match 2 seasons (from a collection) for $19.99
  • Discover more TV with select FREE episodes (also a thing, all the time)

And because there’s always new TV shows to watch, you’ll want to check back every Tuesday this month as we add new shows and series to our New TV Series, Returning TV Series, Fall TV Sale, and Mix & Match TV sale collections.

So, binge better and get your TV a la carte. Let Vudu be your stop for your favorite TV shows whether they’ve been on the air, or are still in season – all for much less than cable. (Who watches 200 channels of shows anyways?) Watch the shows you want, and only the shows you want, commercial free, and by the episode, season, or series.

It’s a Deadpool party, who could ask for more?

… Everybody’s coming; leave your katanas at the door.

 

That’s right, we’re back – and your Friday is about to get filled with D. And prizes, lots of prizes. And, if you’ve seen our email promotions, maybe, just maybe, a special co-host. We think.

 

We’re hosting another #VuduViewingParty tomorrow at 7 PM (PT) for Deadpool 2 – the sequel to the first movie. We’ll start promptly at 7 PM (PT!), so get your superhero landings ready and RSVP now.

 

 

If you joined us last Friday for our Avengers: Infinity War #VuduViewingParty, you know you’re in for a good time filled with witty banter, trivia, and of course, a copious amount of prizes. Every winner will get a prize pack that includes all this goodness:

 

 

And one lucky winner will be lucky enough to take home this Juggernaut of a Grand Prize – and yes, that’s the actual painting used in the Deadpool Bob Ross trailer:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The best part? You can party with us from the comfort of your own home. So dress up (as your favorite X-Force-er – Vanisher anyone?), or dress down (full Winnie the Pooh?). We even got you a kinky, semi-naked, fully-wrinkly Wade Wilson paper doll you can also dress up – or down. We recommend down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We know, right? It’s some of the most hilarious low-tech fun we’ve had in a while. So grab it while you can. Just be gentle. Because it’s paper. (Click either image for the full 7-page PDF)

 

Achieve maximum effort And join in 3 easy steps:

 

 

First, you need the movie. You can get it here however you like it – even in up to 4K UHD (Dolby Vision & HDR10). Don’t forget, 4K UHD comes with the ability to watch in HDX and SD for the same price! So, even if you don’t have a 4K TV yet, you can futureproof your collection by getting it in 4K now and still watch it in HDX.

 

Second, you should be a polite guest and RSVP here.

 

Third, you’ll need a Twitter account so you can follow us, @VuduFans, and join the conversation using #VuduViewingParty

 

Make it plus plus

 

And when you get HDX or 4K quality, you’ll also get the Super Duper Cut included! It’s got 15 extra minutes of fun jokes, gags, and inappropriateness. Oh my.

 

Or, if you’re feeling extra Michelangelo-y, you can even get an exclusive and arty Digital Movie Card at your local Walmart.

 

 

 

In Wolverine’s eyes, we are complete

 

 

Say anything about you want about their relationship, but you can’t talk about Deadpool without mentioning Wolverine. And it just so happens that you can cuddle up to Wade’s favorite clawed-companion – and his genetically-gifted friends – in X-Men: Days of Future Past (HDX), on us, when you link your Vudu account and Movies Anywhere.

 

So, if you haven’t linked already, you can get Deadpool 2, get the Super Duper Cut (requires purchase of HDX or 4K), and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Other terms and conditions apply, learn more here.

 

 

Fifteen Extra Minutes of Fun.

#ThatsWhatDPSaid

 

So the Deadpool 2 Super Duper $@%!#& Cut premiered at Comic-Con and we were invited. Like invited with seats within Colossus butt-grabbing distance of Ryan Reynolds invited. (He didn’t actually grab our butts, but TBH we would have been ok with it.)

 

Both Ryan Reynolds and director David Leitch were there to hype up the crowd and intro the movie (Ryan was excited, he even wore his white pants) and we’ve got the footage to prove it. It’s pretty hilarious, but also a little bit NSFW – so, consider yourself warned.

 

 

Get The Movie. And Maybe A Super-Duper Exclusive Poster.

 

Deadpool 2 does a superhero landing on 8/7 and you can get it in up to 4K UHD. And it includes the #SuperDuperCut (with purchase of at least HDX quality), but if you pre-order it now you’ll also qualify for $3 movie credit upon release. Learn more about our pre-order + $3 movie credit program here.

 

And on top of that, your purchase of either #Deadpool2 or the Deadpool 2-Movie Collection automatically enters you into a sweepstake for a Vudu exclusive Deadpool poster! Like limited edition, only we got them, and there’s only 1,000, exclusive.

 

So, don’t wait, because someone else is probably pre-ordering right now and getting an entry for the drawing. Purchase before 8/7 to be entered in the sweepstakes.

 

Super Duper and Super-Secret

 

Obviously, we’d love to give you the scoop on all the extras, but we’re no snitches – they get stitches and wind up in ditches. So we’re going to keep our heads and arms inside the bus – safety first! We can show you a strange trailer for it though. You might recognize some of the characters if you caught our Facebook Live of them at Comic-Con.

 

 

Oooook, that’s telling. So, we can tell you that the extra 15 minutes of naughtiness and hilarity are totally worth it – especially since you’ll get the Super Duper Cut with your purchase of Deadpool 2 (Theatrical) on Vudu anyway. It’s like getting Bea and Arthur at the same time.

 

You’ll also see more violence, both cringe-worthy and humorous, as well as more jokes about the studio (kudos to Fox for not being uptight about this) and other superhero franchises.

 

There’s also a bit more character building and family-is-an-F-word storyline, and more Deadpool humor, as well as some substantial heft, added to the post-credit scenes. And don’t worry, the rumors you’ve heard about the added to the post-credit scenes are true.

 

Pre-order Deadpool 2 or the Deadpool 2-Movie Collection before it drops on 8/7 to get $3 movie credit! Don’t say we didn’t tell you!

 

 

It’s a #VuduViewingParty and guess who’s coming

Hint: They’re still alive at the end of the movie

 

Just another Thanos Thursday

 

Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. Thanos (Josh Brolin). Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2018

 

While Thanos is counting out half of the universe to wipe out, we’re counting down the hours to our next #VuduViewingParty. And we’re excited to say we’re only about 24-hours away from the end of the world as we know it, and we feel fine – because it’s going to be epic.

 

 

Tomorrow at 7:00 PM (PT) sharp (no one likes being late to the balancing of the universe), we’re kicking off our Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War #VuduViewingParty. And you’re going to want to join us because we’ve got a great movie, lots of fun trivia, and prizes worth their weight in Infinity Stones – and the Russo Brothers. Yup, first Tessa Thompson, now the Russo Brothers. How bow dah.

 

So if you haven’t signed up, hurry up and RSVP to watch Avengers: Infinity War with the directors themselves. All you need is Avengers: Infinity War (watch it in up to 4K + HDR!) and a Twitter account.

 

Check out our Infinity Bling

 

Avengers: Infinity War is a big movie, so we’re stepping up our game with some equally big prizes and prize packs. And more of them. So don’t worry, we’ll have plenty to go around. More so if you consider that half of you won’t be around to collect them by the end of the movie. (Come on, that’s not really a spoiler at this point.)

 

There are way too many prizes to list here, but we can show you a picture of some of them.

 

 

We can also tell you that we channeled Mantis to lull Funko and Hasbro into being prize sponsors so we can bring you some really cool Funko Avengers: Infinity War Pops and PEZ dispensers, and Hasbro action figures and Avengers Assemblers.

 

 

Billion Dollar Brothers

 

So who are Joe and Anthony Russo? Well, they have directed three Marvel movies (we’re not counting Avengers 4 yet) which, to date, have made a combined $3 billion worldwide. So, this ain’t their first rodeo. But their journey to Avengers: Infinity war was as much a journey as the 10-year long one that the Avengers themselves had.

 

 

Before Thanos, the Infinity Stones, the Avengers, and even directing “Cap,” they were starting out the way most filmmakers start out – by maxing out their credit cards for their first movie, Pieces.

 

However, Pieces caught the eye of Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney, who recruited them for the star-studded caper-comedy Welcome to Collinwood. Which, in turn, caught the eye of a studio exec who turned to them to direct the comedy, Lucky. But that was canceled after just one season. Which luckily (eh, eh) was on just long enough to gain one important fan, Ron Howard, who put them in charge of a little comedy show called Arrested Development. No big deal.

 

Along the way, Soderbergh was there to inspire them creatively, and eventually, to convince them to jump to big-budget movie-making – finally punching their Marvel Studios golden ticket to Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War, and ultimately the Avengers-movies-that-could-end-all-Avengers-movies.