Vudu launches HDR10 support

 

Vudu launches HDR10 support

 

We’re expanding HDR movies to millions more devices

 

At Vudu, our goal has always been to bring you the highest quality movie & TV experience across as many devices and platforms as possible. One measure of our commitment to quality is our support of the enhanced dynamic range, brightness, and vibrancy of HDR technology, beginning two years ago with Dolby Vision HDR.

 

We’re excited to announce the addition of HDR10 support, which brings the color depth and richness of HDR to more devices than ever before. Our support of HDR10, which is quickly becoming a common feature on more and more 4K TVs and streaming devices, means more people can enjoy HDR and the best possible cinematic experience at home.

 

Enjoy HDR across more devices

 

Now, you can watch in 4K + HDR10 on compatible Samsung and LG TVs, Xbox One S and X, and Roku 4K and Nvidia Shield devices. So, if you bought a new 4K TV or streaming device within the past year, you very likely have HDR-ready equipment. (See a complete list here.)

 

With complete HDR support across both HDR10 and Dolby Vision formats, Vudu customers have more device choices from which to enjoy the latest in digital video technology. Users will automatically get the format that is compatible with their 4K + HDR TV or streaming device for the best possible picture.

 

How do I get started?

 

Once you confirm that you have a Vudu-certified 4K + HDR enabled TV or device, and are using the latest Vudu app, you’re ready to go.

 

HDR is available on a growing list of 4K UHD titles. At launch, we have over 36 movies to which we have added HDR10 support, and you can check out the current collection of 4K UHD titles here.

 

We’re working toward bringing HDR to as many of our 4K UHD movies as possible, and we will continue to roll them out as we receive them.

 

Learn more about Vudu 4K UHD.

See our 4K UHD collection.

See a complete list of HDR10-compatible devices.

 

 

Vudu now plays on Apple TV!

The Vudu Player for Apple TV! Watch your movies + free movies + your Ultraviolet collection!

Play thousands of free movies on us titles, your movies & TV, and your UltraViolet collection

 

Surprise!

 

Starting today, you can download our new Vudu Player for Apple TV from the Apple TV App Store. That’s right, you heard it here – second. Ha!

 

The Vudu Player for Apple TV lets you play over 4,000 free Movies On Us titles, as well as your existing Vudu collection, natively on 4th generation Apple TVs with tvOS 10. And the Vudu Player is the first (and only – just want to reiterate that) player that gives you access to your UltraViolet digital locker on Apple TV (#humblebrag).

 

 

 

You want more, more, more? Ok

 

Apple TV now joins the ever-growing list of Vudu-enabled devices that give you anytime, anywhere access to your movies & TV. Whether you’re an all Apple household or a mixed device one, now you can access Vudu from more of your favorite devices – including Apple TV, Chromecast, Android and iOS mobile devices, smart TVs, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, streaming devices like Roku, and the web.

 

We’ve gone native

 

The Vudu Player lets you play without AirPlay, swipe and tap your way though over 4,000 free Movies On Us titles with the Apple TV remote, and even ask Siri to search Vudu and your collection for the movie or TV show you want to watch. You’ll also be able to Wishlist any titles you want to save for later – an experience that parallels the Vudu iOS app.

 

New to Vudu?

 

New users will want to head over to vudu.com/signup to set up your free Vudu account online. App Store guidelines prevent us from offering a sign up option from the Vudu Player.

 

While you’re on the web signing up, you can also buy or rent any of our over 100,000 titles and link your existing UltraViolet and Disney Movies Anywhere accounts for instant access to your collection. Or just hop on Apple TV right away and take one of the over 4,000 free Movies On Us titles for a spin.

 

For more info, head over to our Vudu Player FAQ.

 

 

 

What the H-E-Double hockey sticks is Clean Version?

Vudu now has Clean Versions of your favorite Sony films!

 

You may have noticed something new on Vudu this week. We now offer a selection of Sony movies that have been adapted for a wider audience.

 

What does this mean? Simply stated, you can now watch the broadcast or airline versions of select films with some scenes of graphic violence, offensive language, sexual innuendo, and other adult content removed.

 

In more practical terms, it means no more rushing to cover a child’s eyes or ears (or even your own for that matter). And it means you can now hold your drinks and snacks (or each other), and simply enjoy the magic of family movie night without awkward surprises.

 

But if they took out the bad stuff, won’t it be…bad?

 

The Clean Versions are the same as those shown on network television or an airline. So don’t worry, you’re not really missing anything.

 

Plus, when you purchase the original theatrical version, you’ll find the Clean Version under Vudu Extras so you will have both versions of the movie at no additional cost.  So have your cake and eat it, too.

 

Where do I find these magically fantastic movies?

 

You’ll find your Clean Version under the Vudu Extras tab of the movie title, clearly marked with a Clean Version tag along the bottom of the cover. Playing the movie without the tag will play the theatrical release, not the Clean Version.

 

There are currently 24 Sony titles that have a Clean Version available. To find out which titles are available, simply head to our Clean Version collection room or look for the Clean Version tag on select title covers.

 

Why the funicular is my movie now a Clean Version?

 

If you happen to own a theatrical version of a Sony title that now has a Clean Version, lucky you! You now also have a Clean Version at no additional cost. (Let the fools have their tar-tar sauce….)

 

The cover art simply denotes that there’s now a Clean Version available to you, but rest assured we haven’t tried to clean up your act.

 

Clean Versions, but why?

 

Some people like action movies, some people like drama. Some people even – gasp – like documentaries. (JK, we love documentaries.) There’s no right or wrong to it, it’s just personal preference. Some people don’t like cursing. It’s cool, we’re not sold on quinoa. We’re just all about connecting people to the movies they love (man).

 

I must know more about Clean Version.

 

Check out the big brain on Brad. Well, head on over to Sony’s cleanversionmovies.com to get all the monster factual details.

 

 

Vudu Disc to Digital is now in our mobile apps

Disc to Digital

Get your discs into the cloud easily. No magic needed.

 

I am excited to announce that our Disc to Digital service is now available in our mobile apps – making converting your discs to digital movies easier and more convenient than ever. Impossible, you say? Never, we say.

 

That’s right, starting today, you can convert your Blu-ray and DVD discs to digital movies right from your compatible phone. Convert your entire collection, whether it’s 10 discs or 100, for a nominal cost and a few clicks – only $2 for DVD to SD and Blu-ray to HDX, or just $5 to upgrade from DVD to HDX.

 

You’ve spent a lot of time and effort building your collection, and Mobile Disc to Digital gives you the opportunity to enjoy all the adventure, awe, inspiration, and feels from you Blu-ray and DVD discs with all the added benefits that digital movies have to offer.

 

Going digital lets you watch your movies anytime, anywhere, download your titles for offline viewing on your mobile device, and never worry about scratching those discs again! It’s pretty much the coolest technological advancement since putting a giant “laser” on the moon – you know, The Alan Parsons Project.

 

Convert with a click

 

Using Mobile Disc to Digital is as easy and familiar as taking pictures of your food, if by food you mean the UPC on your Blu-ray or DVD cover. That’s pretty much it – scan the UPC, choose a resolution for conversion, and then watch your new digital movie. Ta-da! It’s not complicated. It’s Vudu.

 

With Mobile Disc to Digital, you’ll have access to our entire Disc to Digital library at launch – that’s about 8,000 movies. So round up your collection and scan away right in-app.

 

There are a couple of things the app will need permission for including your camera and GPS, as well as making sure your billing info is up-to-date in your profile, but the app will guide you through everything.

 

So now you have two ways to conveniently convert your physical disc collection in the comfort of your own home, with our new Mobile Disc to Digital option on both our Android and iOS apps, or on your home computer or laptop by scanning your disc with our existing Vudu To Go app.

 

To get Mobile Disc to Digital, simply update or get the latest Vudu app in Google Play or the iTunes App store. You can also get more information or links to our apps, here.

Number 5 is ALIVE!

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!