Vudu Player for iOS Gets Updated With Ability to Download Movies

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    VUDU, the third most popular internet video-on-demand provider behind Apple's iTunes and Amazon's Instant Video, today updated its app with a feature that allows users to download movies for offline viewing, a redesigned video player, and more.

    Previously, VUDU users using the VUDU Player app had to stream their content from within the app and could not view their movies and TV shows offline. With the new update, users can download their content at various qualities for use when an internet connection isn't available.

    Other changes include a redesigned video player that's easier to use, Closed Captioning support for iPhone and general bug fixes throughout the app.

    VUDU Player is a universal app that's available for free in the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Vudu Player for iOS Gets Updated With Ability to Download Movies
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 31, 2012
    Buffalo, NY
    That's pretty cool but i still wouldn't bother installing the app.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2012
    Honolulu, HI
    Looks like the app supports full airplay now too! Nice.
  4. macrumors 68000

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    Well done, much better than the Flixster app. Finally a good way to watch Ultraviolet digital copies on a plane :)
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2012
    I'm confused - where is NetFlix in that ranking?
  6. macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    Netflix isn't VOD. It's a monthly streaming service. You can't gt Netflix movies a la carte like you can with the services listed.
  7. macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    "VUDU, the third most popular"

    Never heard of them until this article :p.
  8. macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2009
    VUDU player app will be updated on AppleTV in near future?, hopefully. I can use AirPlay to send video streaming movie from MacBook Pro or iPad but I dislike little choppy video.
  9. macrumors regular


    Jul 17, 2002
    Cape Coral, FL
    I used VUDU disc-to-digital to get HD digital copy's of most of my older dvd's for only $5 each, saving an upgrade to blu-ray if they were even available in that format. I think it's the better service of the 3 since unlike iTunes its available on most every internet capable box or blu-ray player or tv and with the ps3 will even play 3d movies and VUDU is seamless with UV support.
  10. macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2004
    Never heard of them either until today. It must be a USA-only service, as usual.
  11. macrumors 68020


    Jun 11, 2007
    First time I've ever heard of them. I guess there must be a big space between #2 and #3.
  12. macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2009
    Down the rabbit hole
    I don't use the Vudu app for iOS but rather on my Blueray player. Although the UI is rather clumsy, it allows streaming without purchasing an additional set-top box.
  13. saqibhasan, May 21, 2013
    Last edited: May 21, 2013

    macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2007
    anybody else have trouble using this? mine just asks for login details, then hangs.

    edit: nevermind. it's still slow as **** in a constipated camel.
  14. macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2007
    Why are there so low ratings in iTunes if it is #3

    Read nothing but negative comments when I went to download it. :eek:

    (And, yes, it is only a USA service.) People were not pleased. Not sure I would allow it to live on my iPhone or iPads. The developer needs to have a read of the comments and then do something about it.

    I am happy some people are pleased with it but I am still a bit cautious.

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