For years, Vudu has been one of the most popular streaming movie platforms around, available on a litany of smart televisions, streaming set-top devices, and video game consoles. Since being acquired by Walmart in 2010, the company has partnered with UltraViolet and Movies Anywhere, becoming an integral part of many digital film collections and a popular movie watching service for a growing number of streamers.
Despite its popularity, though, Vudu’s HDR support has been limited to Dolby Vision (an excellent standard, but not yet widely adopted) — until now. Vudu recently announced the addition of HDR10 support, bringing vibrant, lush color and extended contrast to a huge collection of TVs and streaming devices.
While several popular television manufacturers — like LG and Vizio — offer support for Dolby Vision, it’s (mostly) only available on expensive, high-end models, while HDR10 is a standard for
The addition of HDR10 support means Vudu’s collection of
Samsung is the world’s leading TV manufacturer (and LG isn’t far behind), which means a lot more people now have access to
All told, Vudu offers more than 25,000 different films and nearly 10,000 different television shows. The service even offers thousands of movies absolutely free (though you will have to sit through “limited commercials”) to try and tempt you into shelling out for a paid title. Unlike Netflix (or Hulu, or HBO, or Amazon Video), Vudu doesn’t offer all its content for a monthly fee. Instead, you can pay flat fees to rent or purchase something you want to watch, giving you a bit more freedom but a bit less bang for your buck. As previously mentioned, Vudu also hosts digital versions of movies you may purchase on Blu-ray or Ultra HD Blu-ray through Ultraviolet and Movies Anywhere.
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