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Fandango buys Vudu from Walmart: Here’s what happens to your library

Fandango buys Vudu from Walmart: Here’s what happens to your library

After months of rumors about a potential acquisition, Walmart has announced that its Vudu digital video platform has been acquired by Fandango. The Vudu team published a brief statement about the matter on its blog, saying that Fandango will take over the platform and that there will be more details to announce in the future. At this time, though, Vudu has revealed what existing customers can expect under this acquisition.

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Vudu digital movie platform adds useful new Lists feature

Vudu digital movie platform adds useful new Lists feature

Walmart's digital video rental and streaming service Vudu has been updated with a new convenient feature: Lists. With this, users can create lists of their favorite content, organizing them based on things like genre, favorite TV shows and movies, content to watch at a later time, and more. The company includes its free ad-supported content in this new feature.

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NBCUniversal tipped in talks to buy Walmart’s Vudu video service

NBCUniversal tipped in talks to buy Walmart’s Vudu video service

A number of major media companies are eyeing ad-supported streaming services, according to a new report, with Fox reportedly looking to acquired Tubi TV and NBCUniversal in 'advanced talks' to acquire Walmart's Vudu digital video service, which also offers ad-supported content. The services would give these companies a way to target consumers who have already subscribed to several services and aren't interested in paying for another one.

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Vudu now gives customers half an hour to undo movie rentals

Vudu now gives customers half an hour to undo movie rentals

If you rent a movie through Walmart's Vudu video streaming platform, only to change your mind minutes later, the company will now let you undo the purchase and get your money back in the form of credits. There are some restrictions on the new cancellation process, including a time limit on how long users can choose to undo the purchase.

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Vudu’s new ‘Family Play’ scrubs scenes to make movies safe for kids

Vudu’s new ‘Family Play’ scrubs scenes to make movies safe for kids

Walmart's Vudu digital video platform has introduced a new feature called Family Play that scrubs certain scenes out of movies so that younger audiences can watch them. The feature is available on a selection of movies offered on the Vudu platform, a number that will grow over future weeks and months, according to the company. The service now also offers a Kids Mode and reviews designed for parents.

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Walmart will launch its own original shows through Vudu platform

Walmart will launch its own original shows through Vudu platform

Walmart's Vudu video streaming service is about to launch its own lineup of original content, the company announced on Wednesday. The move follows previous rumors that claimed Walmart was considering the launch of a new streaming service, something it reportedly abandoned in favor of focusing on its existing Vudu service. The content will include a thriller and new version of kids show Blue's Clues.

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Walmart drops unofficial streaming service in favor of Vudu

Walmart drops unofficial streaming service in favor of Vudu

Last summer, a report claimed that Walmart was planning to launch its own video streaming service, a product that would differ from its existing Vudu offering. Sources speaking at that time had cautioned that Walmart wasn't final in its decision to proceed with a streaming service, and now a new report claims that Walmart has made an unexpected decision: it won't launch the product.

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Walmart’s Vudu taps MGM for original ad-supported video content

Walmart’s Vudu taps MGM for original ad-supported video content

Walmart has teamed up with Metro Goldwyn Mayer to get original content for its Vudu on-demand video streaming service, the company has announced. The move follows many other bigger names in the video streaming market, most of them seeing great success with their own original offerings, Netflix arguably the most popular among them.

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Friday the 13th streaming : where Jason Vorhees lives right now

Friday the 13th streaming : where Jason Vorhees lives right now

It's lucky Friday the 13th again, and right smack in the middle of October - perfect timing for a Jason Voorhees / Friday the 13th scary horror movie marathon. We've got the latest updated collection of locations where Friday the 13th films are streaming - legally, of course. We've also got a few suggestions for those thrill-seekers that don't want to stick strictly to Jason - but they're all horrific!

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Movies Anywhere is your one stop digital movie shop

Movies Anywhere is your one stop digital movie shop

There are hundreds, no, thousands of movies available almost literally at our fingertips, on smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and more. But these naturally come from different sources via different channels, almost all of which are in competition with one another. Wouldn't it be grand if there was just one place to find and watch them all? That nearly impossible dream has suddenly come true with the new Movies Anywhere platform that brings together five Hollywood studios and four digital retailers under one roof, coexisting in peace and harmony.

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Walmart’s Vudu service now lets you convert discs into digital movies

Walmart’s Vudu service now lets you convert discs into digital movies

If you have a large movie library on disc and you happen to use Walmart's streaming service, Vudu, then you might like this bit of news. Walmart has announced that it will now allow Vudu users to convert their disc-based movies to digital ones, regardless of if they're DVDs or Blu-Rays. The service goes live today and it supports around 8,000 movies.

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Vudu mobile apps now support downloading movies

Vudu mobile apps now support downloading movies

Video streaming is fine and dandy, but until that day when Internet access becomes both omnipresent and super fast, not to mention cheap, there will always be times when you’d opt for a “download once, watch anywhere” kind of deal. Vudu, one of the many video streaming services vying for your attention (and subscription money) has just stepped up its game by allowing exactly for that scenario. Now subscribers can save on money, bandwidth, and headache by downloading movies for offline viewing. Provided you own or rented your copy, of course.

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