CELEBRATE CYBER SECURITY MONTH WITH CUTTING EDGE DEALS AND TIPS

UNTANGLING THE WEB

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a time to review and learn about ways to keep your data and identity safe online. As a reminder of the risks that an unsecured online presence can pose, Vudu is offering special sale prices on all our favorite cyber crime themed movies featuring hackers, AI, and other net-based phenomena.

Whether you’re in the mood for a high-tech modern thriller like Snowden or The Girl in the Spider’s Web or a cult classic like Hackers or WarGames, this cyber sale has something for everybody. Check out the full sale collection here.

STAY SAFE OUT THERE

Looking to practice better cyber security with your own information (and hopefully avoid the scenarios in the films above)?

Follow these handy tips for a better chance at keeping all your info safe and secure:

Powerful Passwords

Try to maintain unique password with at least eight characters, uppercase and lowercase letters, and numbers and symbols for all of your online accounts. Having different passwords for different accounts and services will prevent a scammer from accessing all of your data just by acquiring one password.

Always Be Updating

Hackers are constantly developing new strategies to obtain information, and companies are constantly developing new defenses to keep them out. Make sure to regularly update all of your software and applications to the latest versions so you aren’t left behind with an out-of-date loophole.

Trust, But Verify

Always be skeptical when you receive unexpected email communications, even if they seem to be from an entity you trust. If something seems off about a message from a bank or other organization or service, contact them through a different method (phone, website, etc.) to confirm that the communication is legitimate before opening. If a message immediately asks for account information or other sensitive info, you should be even more cautious.

FREE MOVIES & TV FOR FRIDAY

NEW THIS WEEK

If your wings aren’t made for flappin’, you’d better get to tappin’ (at least that’s how Mumble the penguin sees things).

Put on your dancing shoes and groove to the beat with the funny, flightless friends of Happy Feet.

The plucky protagonists who danced and sang their way into audience’s hearts are back, with a fluffy new hatchling in tow.

Watch those toe-tapping penguins do what they do best in the joyful, song-filled sequel Happy Feet Two.

When life hands you two of the fastest, most furious fists the world has ever seen, it’s time to swing for the fences.

Witness the victories, setbacks, taunts, trials, and tribulations of the undisputed absolute greatest: Ali.

Who says Cinderella stories only happen in a land far, far away?

This hardworking housekeeper just met the man of her dreams, even if he doesn’t know she’s secretly a Maid in Manhattan.

SWING BY TOMORROW FOR THE PRIZE-FILLED SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME VUDU VIEWING PARTY

PARTY ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB

The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s number one web-slinger is back in action in Spider-Man: Far From Home, available now on Vudu in up to 4K + UHD.

Spider-Man is taking on Europe on the ultimate continent-crossing superheroic road trip, and we’re celebrating the adventure with a Vudu Viewing Party filled with prizes, movie trivia and facts, and plenty of opportunities to engage with awesome movie-lovers just like you.

Join us tomorrow 10/3 at 6pm PT for a wild, wall-crawling good time and tweet along with Nerdist hosts Dan Casey, Danielle Radford, Markeia McCarty, and Maude Garrett for an evening of watching, winning, and fandom.

HERE COME THE SPIDER PRIZES

Even a teen genius with spider powers needs the latest gear, so snag some of your own by competing for epic prizes during the Vudu Viewing Party, including :

LEAP INTO ACTION

If you’re ready to watch along with other friendly neighborhood webheads, get the inside scoop on the movie, and compete for sweet prizes, here’s how you do it:

1. Purchase Spider-Man: Far From Home on Vudu in up to 4K +UHD

2. Follow @VuduFans on Twitter

3. RSVP on our FB event page

4. Watch and tweet along with #VuduViewingParty on Friday 10/3at 6pm PT for all the fun facts, behind the scenes secrets, and prize giveaways

Tell all your friends, web up your favorite movie snack, and prepare for adventure with the Spider-Man: Far From Home Vudu Viewing Party.

NEW THIS WEEK: TOY STORY 4, STUBER, AND MORE

HITTING THE ROAD

A toy’s work is never done. Woody, Buzz, and all of their friends are headed out on a wild road trip adventure to rescue a new friend, and make some more friends along the way.

Toy Story 4 is a hilarious, heartfelt new chapter in animation’s most beloved series, and with new and returning cast it’s got all the pieces for a perfect family movie night.

Stu’s not an action hero, he has zero detective skills, and he’s definitely not going to be punching out any bad guys any time soon. But he does have a car.

A routine ride turns into a high-speed, action-packed adventure with the world’s most intimidating passenger in Stuber. Better buckle your seatbelt.

NEW TO RENT

No rest for the webhead. NYC’s favorite wall-crawler was hoping for some much-needed R&R on his European school trip, but a team of unstoppable elemental baddies have other plans.

International evil beware of Spider-Man: Far from Home.

WATCH YOUR MOVIES YOUR WAY WITH FAMILY PLAY

EVERYTHING YOU WANT, NOTHING YOU DON’T

We know you and your family want to watch the latest hit movies, but may not be comfortable with some of the content (violence, sex, swearing, substance abuse.). That’s why we’ve introduced Family Play, a new way to watch your favorite movies while choosing the content you’d like to skip over or mute.

CHOOSE WHAT TO SKIP

When watching eligible movies, Family Play lets you skip over scenes or lines that you’ve decided don’t align with your values or aren’t appropriate for your family. Family Play puts the power in your hands by letting you select specific content types like Language, Violence, and Sex/Nudity that you would like to seamlessly skip over, while leaving everything else the same.

If you’re ok with your kids hearing some harsh language but don’t want them seeing depictions of drug use, you can turn on the Substance Abuse option while leaving Language alone. If you want to enjoy the latest mystery thriller with all of the suspense but none of the fighting or sexuality, the Violence and Sex/Nudity buttons are there for you. If the kids have gone to bed halfway through the movie and you don’t mind the adult content, just pause the movie, turn off Family Play, and resume the movie from the same place you stopped without any skips. Family Play gives you options to take charge of your viewing experience based on preferences and who is watching.

Because skips and mutes are determined based on a number of different contextual factors, viewer discretion is still advised. If you have questions or concerns about content that was not skipped or muted, you can contact our Customer Care team at 888-554-8838.

PIN-PROTECTED FOR YOUR FAMILY

Even when you’re not monitoring, Family Play can help protect your kids from the content you don’t want them to see. Setting an optional 4-digit Pin to exit Family Play means the settings you’ve selected will stay on while your kids are enjoying Family Play eligible movies from your collection on their favorite devices.

Family Play is set-up separately on each device, so you can set a PIN on devices that are for family use while having no PIN, different settings, or no Family Play at all on your personal devices.

MORE WAYS TO WATCH

Family Play is available on over 500 PG and PG-13 rated movies so far (including movies from our free collection) that you can find in our Family Play collection here. New titles are added every week, so you’ll always have something ready for your next family movie night. To find out whether a title in your collection is Family Play compatible, look on the movie’s details page for the “Watch this with Family Play” link under the description or look for the title in the Family Play collection.

Family Play is currently available on web, iOS and Android devices, and select Samsung TVs*, newer LG TVs**and Xbox One, so you can stream your movies confidently whether at home or on the go. Get complete details and answers to all of your Family Play related questions here.

THE CHOICE IS YOURS

Stronger, more versatile parental controls and more choice in what content you see has been at the top of our users’ list of requested features, and we’re proud to offer Family Play as an optional, non-intrusive solution that you can adjust to your family’s needs. Head to your Vudu Account Settings now and select “Manage” under “Family Play” to start watching your way today.

*excluding 2017

**2017 models and up