Vudu is a streaming service that gives consumers access to thousands of television shows and movies at an affordable cost. And just like other streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and M-GO, Vudu lets you watch your favorite movies and television shows without the hassle of a long-term cable contract and huge fees. One of the first things you’ll notice about Vudu is its amazing media library.
There are a large amount of movies that you won’t be able to find anywhere else online. It offers consumers plenty of unique and exclusive content. And with its popular Disc-to-Digital option and it’s amazing library of shows and movies, it’s no wonder why Vudu is quickly becoming one of the most popular options for streaming services online with cable cutters across the nation!
What devices can be used to stream Vudu movies and shows?
Even though initially you have to sign up for Vudu using a computer, once your account is setup you’ll be able to connect up to 8 devices to your account. There are many devices you can use including: phones, tablets (Android and Apple), most modern web browsers, Playstation 4 and the Xbox One.
And while those are the most popular ways of streaming content with Vudu, there are other options as well including: LG, Samsung and Sony Entertainment Systems. Over-the-Air DVRs via TiVo (All variations of TiVo are compatible including Premiere, Mini and Roamio Plus), Boxee Box by DLink and WD TV Live Hub by Western Digital. Most Smart TVs are also compatible with Vudu including popular brands such as Toshiba, Samsung, Panasonic and LG.
What are the terms for its rental service?
Just like most of the pay-per-view type of streaming services online, Vudu gives consumers the option of either purchasing or renting any of the television shows or movies in its media library. And they are rated so high with consumers because they are always releasing the latest tv shows and movies soon after they’re released. Once your account is fully setup, you can then begin to make purchases and rentals by navigating to the My Vudu section at the top of the screen located within the tab labeled “Movies & TV”.
As for the specific details, if you rent a tv show or movie, you can watch it as many times as you want within a 24 hour period. There’s also an option to rent any of the content in the media library for a full 3 days instead of just 1. This is a great option for those of you who want to watch your rented movie over the weekend with family and friends for a second or third time. And if you buy it instead of rent it, then obviously it’s yours and it will be in your library forever.
How much the Vudu streaming service cost?
All subscribers have the option to either buy or rent a large number of the movies and television shows available on Vudu. But some of the movies can only be rented, but for the majority of titles in their media library, you have to option of choosing to buy or rent. As for the cost, renting is the cheapest option, especially if you’re not sure whether or not you’re going to like the movie.
The average price to rent a movie is between $2.99 and $5.99. The main option that determines the price is whether or not you want to watch the movie in high definition. We suggest using this option first if possible because buying a movie is more expensive, so by renting it first, you can save yourself some money. Unless you’ve seen enough trailers and read enough reviews to know for a fact you’re going to like the movie.
If you choose to buy the film instead of rent it, be sure to browse the Deals tab at the top because there are usually plenty of discounts you can get for single movies, collections and movie bundles. Usually, the price you end up paying will be based on how popular the movie or when it was released. The average price for most titles are between $7.99 and $21.99.
Television shows are much cheaper though. You can usually buy a television show for just $1.99 per episode or you can buy a season pass. But the prices for season passes are determined by the popularity of the show. Luckily though, for most shows, Vudu gives you the option of watching the first episode of the season for free! This gives you the opportunity of checking the show out before spending money on a season pass.
Now here’s the only issue most consumers have with Vudu. The main difference between Vudu and other options such as Hulu and Netflix is the fact that with Vudu eventually, it can become very expensive buying all of the various movies and television shows.
Unfortunately, they don’t have the same “pay one flat rate for everything” pricing like their competitors. But, because they have many movies and television shows that some of the competition like Netflix doesn’t have, it may be worth it for a lot of people to create a Vudu account. Also, because most streaming services are so cheap, some people just by Vudu along with Netflix or Hulu. That way they have the best of both worlds!
What special programs can I get with Vudu?
Free Movies – Even though it may not be that many, when you initially sign up for Vudu they will give you a few free movies. And usually these are pretty good movies such as Paranormal Activity, Rudy and Ghost. They rarely give out newer titles for free, but it’s a great way to start your movie collection.
Disney Movies Anywhere Access – You can connect your account to view your collection of Disney movies through Vudu. You will also get other freebies such as bonus content and exclusive videos. You can also get special reward points for any digital purchases made.
Vudu To Go – This is the Disk to Digital feature that you can only get with Vudu. This is good for those people who want to see a specific movie that’s only available on DVD and Blu-Ray and have it converted to a digital format. The price is $2 for SD and $5 for HD, while Blu-Ray movies are $2 per movie. If you convert 10 or more movies, you can get half off any additional movies.
InstaWatch – Vudu is a Wal-Mart owned company so if you buy a movie at Wal-mart, you can usually get the digital version through Vudu once you create and link your Wal-Mart and Vudu accounts.