GETTING THE MOST FROM OUR NEW VUDU FAMILY FEATURES

CHOOSE HOW YOUR FAMILY WATCHES

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.

FAMILY PLAY

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.

RATINGS AND REVIEWS WITH A PARENT’S PERSPECTIVE

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.

KIDS MODE

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.

KIDS STORE

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.

YOUR FAMILY, YOUR CHOICE

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.

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.

 

 

Walmart eGift Card Holiday Offer

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Gift with a click. Then watch a flick.

 

From now through December 31, you can earn free Vudu movie credits when you purchase $30 or more in Walmart eGift Cards at Walmart.com. That’s right, get your shopping done before you get off the couch. After all, why brave lines when you can go online?

 

Perfect for those hard to shop for friends or family, Walmart eGift Cards, including our Vudu-branded eGift Card, can be redeemed at Walmart stores and Walmart.com, Sam’s Club and Samsclub.com by Sam’s Club members, and – tada! – Vudu.com. Or check out all of Walmart’s Gift Cards.

 

Movie credit codes will be sent in an email from Walmart and can be redeemed instantly.

 

Buy Walmart eGift Cards Get Vudu movie credit
$30 to $49 $3
$50-$99 $5
$100 and up $10

 

Here’s the fine print:

From 12/13/2016 @ 12:00PM PST to 12/31/2016 @ 11:59PM PST, buy $30 or more in Walmart eGift Cards and get code by email to redeem FREE Vudu Movie Credits! Buy $30 to $49.99 in Walmart eGift Cards in your order, and get a code to redeem $3 Vudu movie credit. Buy $50 to $99.99 in Walmart eGift Cards in your order, and get a code for $5 Vudu movie credits. Buy $100 or more of Walmart eGfit Cards in your order, and get a code for $10 Vudu movie credits. Offer applies only to Walmart eGift Cards purchased on Walmart.com and the required minimum spend must be completed in a single transaction. Promotion is not valid for Walmart corporate customers. Vudu Movie Credit codes are delivered by email from Walmart.com. Vudu Movie Credits do not apply to returned or canceled orders. Walmart reserves the right to change or cancel the promotion at any time without notice. Gift Cards subject to Walmart Gift Card Terms & Conditions.

 

Vudu Movie Credit Terms & Conditions:

Vudu-enabled device and account required. Must redeem code by 01/31/2017 and credits expire within 30 days of redemption. This offer is non-transferable. Credits are only available in the US and customer must be 18 years of age or older to open a Vudu account. Limit 3 per Vudu account. Other terms and conditions may apply.

 

Get 3 free movies from VUDU + 2 months of Sling

Purchase a device from walmart.com and get 3 free movies from VUDU

Special offer for more movies and TV – and a shiny new device to watch them on.

 

VUDU, Sling, and Walmart have put together an amazing offer for free movies and TV when you upgrade or add a new home entertainment device from Walmart.com. Think of it as the ultimate kick back, kickback.

 

From now until April 1, 2017, purchase one or more qualifying devices from Walmart.com, you’ll get three select digital movies to own from VUDU and a two month trial of Sling, courtesy of Walmart.

 

Qualifying devices include select TVs, tablets, streaming devices, gaming consoles, laptops or desktops, or bundles. Start shopping, head to www.walmart.com/watchfree now.

Win $200 VUDU Movie Credits in Roku’s Summer Sweepstakes

Blog-450-Roku-sweepsOur friends at Roku are running a sweepstakes on their Facebook page and the grand prize includes not only a brand new Roku Streaming Stick and other cool Roku swag, but also $200 in VUDU movie credits!

Entering is free and easy:

  1. Visit the Sweepstakes tab on the Roku Facebook Page
  2. ‘Like’ the Roku page
  3. Enter your email address

You can enter once a day, but the sweepstakes ends 8/1/2014, so head on over now to get your chance to win!

Enter the Sweepstakes!
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The Prizes:

(6) Six runner up winners will receive the following:

  • One (1) Roku Streaming Stick
  • One (1) VUDU movie credits valued at one hundred dollars ($100.00)
  • One (1) Roku summer prize pack, which includes a travel case, drink koozie, sunglasses and tan towels.

(5) five grand Prize winners will receive the following:

  • One (1) Roku Streaming Stick
  • One (1) VUDU movie credits valued at one hundred dollars ($200.00)
  • One (1) Roku summer prize pack, which includes a travel case, drink koozie, sunglasses and tan towels

Winners will be notified on or about 8/1/14 (allow up to 6-8 weeks for delivery)

Official rules and more information available on the Roku Facebook Page or the Roku Blog.