Fans of movies and television shows probably already know about Vudu, the digital distribution service owned by Walmart. Available via platforms such as Android, Roku, and computers, Vudu is an entertainment lover’s dream. Boasting over 100,000 movies and television shows Vudu is definitely a leader in the field of digital distribution of this content. With the latest update, 5.0, of the Android app there come some very fan focused support options worth noting.
Vudu offers a unique experience for movies and television fans. Those that prefer to own the content and watch it whenever they wish can make purchases through the service. Fans that prefer to just enjoy the content slightly cheaper can rent that same content for a much lower price. With the 5.0 update to the Android app Vudu now offers something similar services don’t offer. Offline playback of rented content.
One of the main concerns that potential users of digital distribution services is that there is often no method for offline viewing. While high speed Internet access has improved in both reliability and availability, it is still not as prolific as many would like. The offline viewing option gives many fans the chance to enjoy content more on their schedule. Road trips now can be more enjoyable for everyone but the driver as movies can be rented and children entertained.
Also in this new update is the option to access Blu-rays and DVDs that users have ripped and added to their accounts via the “In-Home Disc to Digital” service. This marks the first time that this feature has been available to Android users.
The last update to the Android Vudu app is the ability to now play “Extras+” content on your device.
For those that do not know already, you can link your UltraViolet and Disney Movies Anywhere accounts with your Vudu account. Linking these two optional services to your Vudu account can unlock a lot of your content all in one place.
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