Today at the Dolby Theatre in San Francisco, we had the press in for a sneak peek at our new user interface (up on the big screen!). We wish we could have invited all of you, but here’s a snapshot:
And a little bit of this:
Everyone loved our original interface, so we kept everything that was great about VUDU 1.0 and worked to make it even better. VUDU 2.0 offers improved browsing, search and navigation, so now all those HD movies are even easier to discover, experience and share. The redesigned service also delivers recommendations based on your viewing history. And of course, we still offer the largest collection of HD and HDX media on demand, with rich Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound.
We also announced an amazing new partnership with PlayStation®3, bringing another member to our family of VUDU enabled device. .
Because VUDU is a cloud-based service, all of your VUDU enabled devices will automatically be updated with the new UI without discs, downloads or hassles. We’ll begin rolling 2.0 out before the end of the year – we know you’re going to love it!
VUDU’s End of Summer Savings Event – we’re making hundreds of movies available to own starting at just $4.99. Add hit movies like “Ghostbusters”, “Trading Places”, “The Descent”, and “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” to your digital collection – selected titles are available for less than $5. You can also own recent new releases starting at just $9.99; titles like “Shutter Island”, “Daybreakers”, “Legion”, and “The Bounty Hunter”.
Check out our “Bargains Under $10” and “Steals For Under $5” collections for a sampling of the movies available at these prices. Get them while they last – this offer is only available for a limited time. Check back often as the movies will change. We hope you enjoy VUDU’s end of summer savings!
Have we got a deal for you – starting today, you can purchase the hilarious comedy hit “The Hangover” for only $14.99! It’s an awesome movie, one that you will want to watch many times, and we’re making it easier and more affordable than ever. And when you buy any movie on a device that enables VUDU streaming, you’ll get the following benefits:
- Streaming trickplay makes watching a breeze
- Chapters let you go to any point in the movie instantly
- All titles are stored in the “cloud” and can be re-streamed to any VUDU-enabled device*
So what are you waiting for – buy “The Hangover” tomorrow!
Another delicious feature from the VUDU team: You can now share your movie ratings on Facebook and Twitter directly from your VUDU enabled TV or Blu-ray players, with just once click on your remote.
And VUDU gives you an immediate preview of your Facebook post (Twitter preview coming soon), so you can see what your friends and followers will see.
As you’d expect, your Facebook and Twitter movie rating posts are linked to that movie’s detail pages on our web site.
But there is a sweet and clever feature: if you access the Facebook or Twitter App on your VUDU enabled TV or Blu-ray player with VUDU Apps, you are only one click away from watching a movie rated by a friend: All movie ratings posts are live within VUDU and clicking on the movie title in Facebook or Twitter will take you directly to that movie in the VUDU Movie service.
We will drive Facebook and Twitter integration deeper into the VUDU Movie service in the near future. Please share your ideas of how to best leverage social networking within our platform – just leave a comment below.