MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN FIVE WORD MOVIE REVIEW

 

Can’t decide what to watch but don’t have time to read full reviews from professional critics?

 

The experts* here at Vudu HQ have got you covered with Five Word Movie Reviews: our quickest, quirkiest, and most quotable explanations for why you should check out the latest new releases, all stuffed into a bite-sized word count that we (mostly) always strictly adhere to.

 

 

Considering returning to the enchanting isle of Kalokairi with Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again? From Cher to Streep to spanikopita, here’s all the reasons you should take a chance on the sequel.

 

*We really love movies.

 

 

FRESH APP. FRESHER FEATURES.

 

 

We’re freshening up your iOS experience with version 6.1 – here’s what you’re getting, and why you’ll want it.

 

Bye Bye Burger (Menu)

 

 

New look. New nav. And fewer taps between you and your movies & TV. Version 6.1 removes the hamburger menu in favor of putting your most commonly used menu items across the top and bottom of your screen.

 

So, rather than a long scrolling list down the left side, you now have access to Spotlight, Search, Watch, potential Offers, and your Settings across the bottom of your screen – all within thumb reach.

 

Across the top of your screen, you’ll find navigation that lets you access Spotlight, Disc purchases, Showcases (curated collections), and Trailers.

 

Get Down With Downloads

 

This new version of our app also brings back rental downloads! Users will have to be on iOS 12 or above to ensure the ability to download and playback purchased titles and rentals.

 

Downloads are easy and allow you to watch without using data or wifi. Once you’ve purchased or rented a title tap the Download button, select a quality, and go. You’re only limited by the storage on your iOS phone or tablet.

 

Navigating The New Nav

 

 

Watch, the most important and most used item is right in the middle. This is where you’ll access your Vudu collection, over 6,000 Free movies & TV shows, and any Downloads you have on your device.

 

To the left of that, Search will let you search across movies and TV no matter which sub-tab you’re in, so no need to get specific, we’ll take care of it.

 

And tapping on Offers will take you to your My Offers, where you can redeem any offers you earn from purchasing select movies. This replaces the My Offer and bell menu items of the previous app version.

 

Disc To Digital

 

Don’t worry converters, you can still use Disc to Digital by pointing your iPhone browser to vudu.com/disc. From there just hit the Convert Disc link and boom goes the dynamite.

 

Find more detailed instructions on how to convert, here.

 

You can get iOS app 6.1 now from the App Store.

 

 

Free movie Friday + An easier way to explore them

Search and filter Free Movies

 

In the mood for a free movie, but having trouble finding/deciding on what free title to watch? (#firstworldproblems) Well, stress no more because now you now have more ways to find free movies & TV shows.

 

We’ve added the ability to use the search filters to get you to what you want to watch faster. After all, if Instagram and Snap have filters, why shouldn’t we?

 

To use the filters, start on the Movies page and use the green Filters drop-down menu.

 

Filter by Free with Ads (under Features), and then add as many additional filters as you want.

 

And voilà, free movies narrowed down however you want.

 

Now with great power comes great responsibility, but since this isn’t that kind of power, feel free to use it with reckless abandon.

 

Free Movies for Your Friday

If you’re looking for some curated collections, be sure to check out Home of the Brave, home to acclaimed movies like Rescue Dawn, Dances with Wolves, Seven Years in Tibet, Valkyrie, and A Fistful of Dynamite.

 

Not to mention Memorial Day-worthy documentaries like Searching for Home: Coming Back from War, The Real Inglorious Bastards, Hell and Back Again, America in WWII, and more.

 

And be sure to check out these movies, and others, in our Last Chance to Watch Collection:

 

When you thought Dumb and Dumber was as dumb as they could get, best friends Harry and Lloyd prove us wrongerer in Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd.

 

 

Little Giants, the classic sports underdog story with some classic Rick Moranis (whatever happened to him?). Why not reminisce about the simpler times of 1994 and watch with the fam this weekend?

 

 

 

Convert disc to digital from your iPhone browser

Get a seamless Disc to Digital experience on iPhone With Our New Web-Based conversion

 

Now iPhone users can get a more seamless Disc to Digital experience by converting from your iPhone browser at vudu.com/disc.

 

The process is pretty much the same as before, only you start and end on your iOS browser. Meaning no more waiting for an email, and then clicking on the email to get to your iOS browser. Basically, no more back and forth. Just a seamless, one-stop experience for converting your Blu-ray and DVDs to digital movies. Just look for the Convert Disc button and start converting.

 

If you’ve used Disc to Digital before, you will still need to enable the same permissions, and everything else should be equally familiar – just easier. If you’re new to Disc to Digital, you can find more detailed instructions below.

 

Why convert disc to digital?

 

Converting your Blu-ray and DVD collection to digital makes your movies more accessible with the technology you already have.

 

Once converted, you can download your movies to your mobile device and watch them without using data, or watch them on any of over 150,000 devices – smart TVs, game consoles, Blu-ray players, streaming devices (Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, etc.), and more – with our Vudu app.

 

And instead of paying full price for a new digital version, you pay only $2 for the conversion ($5 for converting a DVD to HDX quality).

 

After all, you have a mobile phone or tablet with you all the time, why not turn it into a movie player?

 

How do I do it?

 

Start by heading to vudu.com/disc from your iPhone browser. Then click on the “Convert Now” button.

 

 

If you’re not already, you’ll need to sign in. If you don’t have a Vudu account, you can create a free one by signing up.

 

Tap “Convert Disc” after you’ve enabled the following permissions – camera (to scan the UPC), billing address on file and location (account verification), and UV account (digital copy availability).

 

 

Ensure that the UPC is centered and clear, with no glare, shadows, or blurriness, and take the photo.

 

 

If the movie is eligible for Disc to Digital conversion, select the quality you want for your digital copy.

 

 

Once the movie is added to your cart you can change the conversion quality, convert additional discs, or checkout.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After you confirm your purchase and convert, you’ll receive an on-screen Order Confirmation confirming your conversion has been added to your account. You’ll receive one via email as well.

 

 

 

Now, simply head to My Vudu from your preferred device and watch. Or download it to your mobile device for offline viewing on the go!

 

 

Congrats to our winners!

Winner, winner, Vudu dinner

 

Thank you to the thousands who entered our Hidden V’s Contest – the results are finally in!

 

Whether you read the email, our Facebook or Twitter posts, or were tipped off on this blog (lucky you), you answered the call, watched the video, and entered your guess.

 

We’ve drawn ten lucky winners out of a hat (well, not literally) and you’ve each won a $100 Vudu Credit. Bam! Spend that $100 Vudu Credit wisely – or not, and just have fun and go crazy.

 

Roxann Trexel                   Dawn Bieber

Lisa Lee                             John Enzweiler

Bob Bittner                         Denise Noble

Paula Hamilton                  Nicki Collins

Jeremy Dillon                     Christy Nather

 

For those of you who are wondering, there were a total of 19 hidden V’s. Did you find them all? If not, don’t feel too bad, we did warn you it’d be tough.

 

If you’re curious to know where they were, here’s a complete recap of all of them all (we’ve even included timestamps). Click on each image to enlarge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A big round of applause to all of you that watched the video and entered. Keep following this blog and our social media pages – Facebook and Twitter – for more contests and giveaways in the future! Congrats again guys! And be sure to check out the new vudu.com if you haven’t already!