5 Things You Didn't Know About VUDU
- Since acquiring the company in 2010, Walmart began selling movies that come with a free code that lets you redeem a digital copy on VUDU.
- You can download and use the app on many different devices, including Roku boxes, the PlaySation 4, XBOX One and XBOX 360.
- VUDU offers more than 5,000 television shows on its website, and you can purchase single episodes, complete seasons or a whole series.
- Shoppers can rent a movie for a 24-hour period and later extend the rental or buy a digital copy of the film.
- VUDU has more than 18,000 movies available, and those films include some classic tales and some more modern releases too.
How to Redeem a Coupon Code at VUDU
When you buy a DVD or Blu-Ray that comes with a code for a free digital film, you can add that film to your online library easily. Visit the VUDU site and either create a new account or log into your current account. Click on the Digital Copy Redemption button on your home page. You can see what this page looks like in the image below. Copy the code inside your case into the box provided. VUDU will instantly let you download a copy of that movie or keep the film in your library. When you log into your account on other devices, you can view that video or download a copy to your device. VUDU offers other coupon and promotional codes through other websites. Simply click on the link of the code you want to visit the VUDU page. VUDU will instantly apply that code once you log into your account.
While you can buy movies and television shows directly from the VUDU site or through a device linked to the app, you can also search for discontinued prices on videos through the Deals section of the official site. VUDU offers lower prices on select shows and films every month. You might find low prices on films like Miracle on 34th Street and A Christmas Story around the holidays. Bundle packages are also available, which let you buy and download two or more movies for a lower price. VUDU also runs other specials that you'll find in the Deals section, including two movie rentals for the price of one, entire seasons of popular TV shows and movies that cost just $5 or less.
Those who use VUDU love knowing that they can download popular films and television shows instantly, but the app and website look quite differently today than they did originally. Technology gurus Tony Miranz and Alain Rossmann started work on a project in 2004 that they called the VUDU Box. This box would let users connect their televisions to the device and stream movies. The two founders worked with movie studios to gain the rights to more than 5,000 films, which led to investors giving the duo more than $20 million in working capital.
The VUDU Box went up for sale in 2007, but the company later worked out a deal with Best Buy that gave the retail chain the exclusive rights to sell the box. As other competitors entered the market, VUDU eliminated the box in favor of a standalone app. LG later added this app to all smart televisions the company sold. The app is also available for download to most gaming consoles, including the XBOX ONE, XBOX 360, PS4, Nintendo Wii and PS3. The popularity of that app led to retail giant Walmart acquiring the company for a reported $100 million.
Similar to apps like Netflix and Hulu, VUDU sets itself apart with a pay as you go feature. Netflix and Hulu both provide customers with complete access to their video libraries for a monthly fee. VUDU charges a set rate based on the video that a user downloads. The company also offers a rental option, which lets users rent a TV show or movie for 24 hours. Once the rental expires, the customer can extend the rental period, buy a copy or let the movie expire. VUDU also offers access to newer releases and current television shows.
Since taking over the company, Walmart began selling DVDs and Blu-Ray discs that come packaged with a free redemption code. In addition to a physical copy of the film, you will also receive a code that you can redeem on the site that gives you a free digital copy of that movie. This lets you watch that film on a Wii, Roku or another device that cannot play physical discs. Walmart also allows shoppers to use its own website to shop for streaming films. When you buy an instant watch title on the Walmart website, you receive a code that you can redeem right away on the VUDU website.
As one of the top places on the web to watch movies, VUDU is popular with film buffs. The company often posts videos that let movie fans learn more about the industry. When you watch the Oscars 2015 Best Picture Mashup video, you'll see scenes from each of the Academy Award nominated films from 2015.
VUDU makes it easy to find the exact title you want to watch too. The home page shows you some of the top rentals and purchases that other users made in the last few days, but it also shows you the top bundles and deals of the week and which shows are trending among users. You can also see which titles are available to pre-order. When you pre-order a film or television show, VUDU will add that title to your account. It will charge you as soon as that video is available and instantly add it to your digital library.
Before buying or renting many of the videos available through VUDU, you can view a trailer first. VUDU provides this trailers for hundreds of older and newer movies free of charge. VUDU offers thousands of movies and television shows that you can download to any connected device after buying or renting that title.
VUDU Social Media Links
VUDU on Twitter: Save money on TV shows, movies and other videos with the promo codes that VUDU sometimes puts on its Twitter feed. You'll also find out when new movies arrive on the site and which deals let you watch shows for free. The official Twitter page also runs regular contests that let you answer questions about your favorite movies and shows. Winners receive gift cards, cash and other great prizes.
VUDU on YouTube: Take a break from watching videos on the VUDU website and head over to its YouTube channel. You'll see promotional videos that show some of the hottest actors and celebrities talk about their movies, learn more about upcoming releases and even watch trailers too. You can also check out some of the videos the company runs online and get help entering your codes, redeeming movies you bought and using the website.
VUDU on Facebook: VUDU now has exclusive rights to air some shows and movies, which means you won't find those releases anywhere else on the web. Learn about those videos on the company's Facebook page. It also uses Facebook to notify users when new movies go up on the site, when new episodes of hit shows will become available and what deals the site currently runs.
VUDU Contact Info
600 W California Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94086