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Vudu is an online movie and TV streaming service that is owned by Wal-Mart and has been around for over ten years. They do offer $2 for two day DVD rentals which is extremely competitive for movie rentals.  Their main business stems from digital streaming, providing even more, entertainment options to consumers.

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The Good

  • No subscriptions or fees
  • No ads
  • Rent movies the same day they are released on DVD

Only Pay For What You Watch

With Vudu, you only pay for what you watch - there are no subscriptions and no late fees.

Ad-Free Viewing

All streaming through Vudu is ad free which makes for a great user experience.

Large Entertainment Library Selection

Vudu boasts about their large media library of over 15,000 movies and 2,000 TV series.

Immediate Movie Release

Vudu claims movies will be available the same day they are released on DVD. This is a huge advantage over Netflix, where you have to wait 28 days after a movie is released before it's available.

Compliant with UltraViolet

Vudu is now compliant with UltraViolet, meaning any DVDs or Blu-ray discs cleared by studios for digital distribution can be uploaded to the cloud and watched through Vudu.

Vudu has many great features to their services. The best feature is that you only pay for what you watch. There are no subscriptions, no late fees, just rental or purchase payments.  Also, users have a very large library to choose from.  And, movies are released to Vudu the same day they are released on DVD, so users don't have to wait to watch new movies.

The Bad

  • Expensive rental prices
  • Not available on PC

Expensive Rental Prices

Services like Netflix or HuluPlus cost only $7.99 per month for

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viewing while just one movie on Vudu could cost you $5.99, and a TV episode will run you a couple dollars.

Not Available to View on PCs

Vudu is not available for viewing on PCs. If you want to watch a movie or TV show on your iPad, you have to download the Vudu app.

Charged Per Upload to UltraViolet

As we mentioned before, you can upload any UltraViolet movies you've purchased to Vudu. However, Vudu will charge you for each movie that you upload (between $2-$5).

Vudu does have a few drawbacks, aside from their many good elements. The main drawback to note is that their rentals are expensive for this industry. Monthly unlimited watching subscriptions on Netflix or HuluPlus only cost $7.99, and a single movie rental on Vudu can be $5.99. Also, Vudu isn't available for watching on PCs.

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The Bottom Line

Vudu is pricey, but you are paying for a premium product. You get access to a wide selection of movies and TV shows, and most important of all, you get them as fast as possible. There is no contract or subscription with Vudu, so if you don't like what you are getting, then you can stop and find another company to stream with.

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Jenni Walker
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I love having one place for all of my digital movies. I do think their rental rate is a little high, but they have a lot of sales on movies, and have a lot of great movies that are free with ads!

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We buy many movies off of VUDU and I can’t complain. They run deals all the time which I really like. They download instantly and are ready to watch.

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Debbie Aston
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We have over 700 movies on vudu. We love vudu, it is very affordable and very user friendly. they have great customer service, my son bought some movies by accident and they took them off and refunded us the money no questions asked.

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Oakley Rockwood
February 5th, 2019 Lehi, UT

I really like Vudu. I enjoy the amount of videos they have available and the ease of access. I can watch my movies anywhere and stay entertained when I need it.

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Dan Colton
February 4th, 2019 Gilbert, AZ DETAILS
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I love Vudu! I have a ton of DVDs/BluRays, and I am trying to migrate everything to the cloud. Vudu lets me purchase digital copies of many of the videos I already own for less than I would have to pay to buy the video again. It's a great service!

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Marie
February 4th, 2019 Heber, UT

Like having a place to put digital copies of my movies and that it has an app for my Roku.

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February 4th, 2019 Saratoga Springs, UT DETAILS
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Vudu streaming service with the options to also buy is a nice feature. The SD quality need some improvements.

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Eddie
January 15th, 2019 Hermosa Beach, CA DETAILS
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Email customer support is horrible!!!! Sent 3 messages and not even a courtesy response.

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Shayla Hankins
January 11th, 2019 Lehi, UT

Vudu is amazing for both renting/buying movies and tv shows but also getting a digital version of the discs you already own by just putting in a simple code. Once you put in the code you can watch all your movies anywhere and that is amazing.

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Dasha Directo
January 9th, 2019 Provo, UT DETAILS
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Vudu has a ton of recent movies. The quality of the movies are in HD, so the quality is always good.

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Hailey Nilson
January 4th, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT DETAILS
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I bought a movie through Vudu that was very difficult to find. The billing process was simple, and movie turned out in a great quality. I would definitely buy from them again.

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Incredibly disappointed. Automatically links your payment information from Walmart so when my 1 year old son was just clicking on our tv remote he purchased a rental of the movie. Asked for a refund and was told that they didn't do that. There are much better options out there than VUDU. Cannot recommend them in any way.

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Anthony Gallicchio
December 21st, 2018 East Amherst, NY DETAILS
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TERRIBLE!!!! I had over 500 movies. Now i dont. I was told on the phone theres nothing they can do. offered my $4.99. cool a free rental. Forget that. NEVER AGAIN!!!!

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Joe
December 20th, 2018

Completely unable to sign into my account transferred over from Flixster (with whom I never had any issues at all). Support took way longer to get back to me and were completely unhelpful. Thus, all my movies are completely inaccessible and all I get after resetting my password for the tenth time is “login failure.” So frustrating! If I could give this company zero stars I would.

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Erin
December 10th, 2018 American Fork, UT DETAILS
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vudus allows you to stream anywhere, which is very helpful for a busy family. it’s affordable and is very convenient:)))

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December 10th, 2018 Alpine, UT DETAILS
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Such an easy way to stream movies! So worth the price!! I haven't found any movies that I want that they don't have. Such a great

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December 6th, 2018 Tempe, AZ DETAILS
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I really like this company it makes streaming for new movies fairly easy way better than having to actually go to the store and buy a DVD I only wish that when they have the newest movies available they would also give you the option to rent the movie instead of just owning it instead you have to wait for a while before your able to rent it so kinda sucks but it's ok.... I also kinda wish they had an area of all the movies you've purchased in one place it about you but I dnt have the best memory so having to search movies I already own kinda sucks it'd be nice to be able to go to a tab of all the movies I've purchased in one area cuz honestly sometimes it what I wanna watch until I see the cover or read the title

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I have used Vudu mostly after purchasing a dvd or blue ray and the digital version is an option to download. It is sometimes a bit hard to down load, but appreciate being able to have it.

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Spencer Scoville
December 3rd, 2018 American Fork, UT DETAILS
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It is so fun to carry around movies in your pocket! VUDU is so easy to navigate it took me a total of 15 seconds to understand how to use it. I enjoy being able to download movies I have purchased on DVD straight to my phone.

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November 27th, 2018 Heber, UT DETAILS
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Awful! They charged my sister four times for a movie she already owns. Her kids thought they were watching the movie. Customer service refused to reimburse the money for a movie they owned! Plus they've tried to removed their bank information but it Vudu won't let it be deleted.

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Jerry
November 27th, 2018 Mason, OH DETAILS
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The worst customer service I have ever experienced. They ignore your issue and close your case as they say have a nice day.

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Abigail scoville
November 19th, 2018 American Fork, UT DETAILS
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I love having an app on my phone that I can easily download and watch movies. Unlike other competitors Vudu also has a free movie section that you can enjoy with just a select number of ads. I also really enjoy having vudu as my digital backup for DVDs I own.

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Rachel Spielberger
November 19th, 2018 Mesa, AZ DETAILS
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Very nice service, I have never had any problems. Have a good selection of movies, and you can use digital codes as well, which is nice.

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Melyssa Preece
November 19th, 2018 Gilbert, AZ DETAILS
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I like vudu! I love that I can buy a movie on dvd and then be able to stream it on my phone later.

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Maddy Bohn
November 16th, 2018 Gilbert, AZ

I emailed the support team and they quickly answered many of my questions. Great service.

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Nathan hanzel
November 6th, 2018 Saratoga Springs, UT DETAILS
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I have used their service a lot to watch my own movies and there has never been a lot of lag!

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Jason Pyrah
November 5th, 2018 Willard, MO DETAILS
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Vudu is great! I can watch new releases on my home tv, no matter if I want to own them or just rent them. It's easy to search for the shows that I am looking for and I've never had a billing issue.

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Angela Pyrah
November 5th, 2018 Willard, MO DETAILS
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This is a great idea! When we get a movie with a digital copy we add it to our account, and we can watch it anywhere. It is really good for travel. The price for renting movies are a little too expensive when compared to redbox, but the variety is much better.

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Madison Parsons
November 5th, 2018 Gilbert, AZ DETAILS
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I love using vudu to watch the latest released movies and is very easy to navigate . It would be nice if it was a monthly fee instead of payment by movie. Sometimes i get frustrated when the movies buffer alot

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Maya Lewis
November 1st, 2018 Pleasant Grove, UT

Vudu helps me access some of my favorite TV shows and movies. This saves me time trying to record them on my DVR.

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Cody Enslow
November 1st, 2018 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS
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Vudu isn’t popular enough unfortunately. They always have every movie I want so I typically buy here for cheap if it’s not on Netflix or Hulu.

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Randal hyde
November 1st, 2018 Springfield, MO DETAILS
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I like the ability to watch new and old movies on Vudu from my own home. It makes movie night easy and their prices are better than buying the movie from the store. It's easy to use and I would reccomend it to everyone.

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Kristen Schow
October 31st, 2018 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS
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I have really enjoyed our membership with Voodoo! It allows me to share the movies with all of my kids and keep them in one place! And I love how they've integrated with Walmart also. Great service and I would highly recommend.

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Tate Tomlinson
October 31st, 2018 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS
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Vudu is a great medium for tons of different entertainment devices. Vudu is very easy to navigate and it links to TVs which is great.

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Amy Leifi
October 30th, 2018 Orem, UT

I've only used the service once, but it was great. If you don't mind watching an ad or two, you can see the shows you want.

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Mary
October 30th, 2018 West Jordan, UT DETAILS
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Vudu has been a fantastic way to store all of our movies and access them easily! We haven't had any issues with their service so far. It's very user friendly and convenient.

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Dylan Curtis
October 26th, 2018 Pleasant Grove, UT

We use it for the digital copies of our family movie vault so everyone can access the movies. It's handy because we can watch the movies on the iPad or the desktop.

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Brady Hanson
October 19th, 2018 Orem, UT DETAILS
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I love this service! Vudu is the perfect service if you are looking for a movie night, but you don't want to leave the house. They have a great selection of older and newer movies. I would highly recommend them.

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Sofie Rosenvall
September 19th, 2018 Alpine, UT

We have used Vudu a lot to rent movies to watch as a family... Its simple and easy. Their app/website is simple and easy to navigate to find what movie you are looking for!

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wanda
August 30th, 2018 Saint George, UT

i like the selection they have and allows me to buy movies for my kids on there devices. movies start from where you left off which is great. i like the benefit of not having to remember to return it and get charged extra for late fees.

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Jason Miller
August 29th, 2018 Lindon, UT

We love having all of our movies in one place. Easy to use and they have a great variety.

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Mali
August 27th, 2018 Orem, UT

we have a family account and we take turns buying movies we can watch over and over again, especially the kids who likes to watch the same movie over and over again. good quality picture. you can find good deals as well.

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Robin
August 27th, 2018 Orem, UT

i like that they have a variety of selections to choose from. picture quality is clear. my mother and sisters and i take turn buying movies and we have quite a selection already.

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Aiga
August 27th, 2018 Orem, UT

good quality picture with a lot to choose from. a little pricey. but i like the variety it has.

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Jr
August 28th, 2018 Orem, UT

super awesome. wide selection. has current films. not badly priced either.

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Tilda
August 27th, 2018 Saint George, UT

Obsessed!! I get to save all my movies/shows in one place and no more DVDs laying around.

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Kris
August 23rd, 2018 Pleasant Grove, UT

Vudu is one of the apps we use to stream TV. I would recommend this app also for some of your favorite sport to watch. There is a good variety of television series to watch as well.

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Konner
July 23rd, 2018 Tulsa, OK DETAILS
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Every single device I have ever tried to watch Vudu from, be it a laptop, PS4, a smart tv, or a blue ray player, has had to buffer constantly while watching anything. It doesn’t seem to matter what town I’m in either. I spend more time watching it buffer than I do watching the show. Not to mention that you can only have it on 8 devices at a time. It would make much more sense if you could only have so many streams from the same account at the same time.

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Alicia Holman
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I like that you can watch a movie when no other streaming site has it. It's easy to sign up and can be installed on the ROKU so I liked that.

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Jess Root
July 11th, 2018 Gilbert, AZ

I love using Vudu to keep my digital video library. And with compatibility between platforms, it is even better. You can find deals on digital movies too.

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