Following the acquisition of Vudu by Fandango last year, the latter has announced the unification of its two movie and TV streaming services. Vudu and FandangoNOW will merge to become the “newly updated” Vudu service which, in turn, will replace FandangoNOW as the official movie and TV store on Roku.

This means that Vudu will now provide up to 200,000 no-subscription new release and catalog movies and TV shows, for rental or purchase, with both 4K UHD and watch-for-free titles. New releases on Vudu include Luca, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, Black Widow, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, A Quiet Place Part II and Godzilla vs. Kong. Vudu is available on multiple platforms and can offer Dolby Atmos audio and Dolby Vision dynamic range on certain titles.

“At Fandango, we’ve been building a digital network that super-serves tens of millions of fans across the entire entertainment lifecycle, from movie and TV discovery with Rotten Tomatoes, to our three theatrical ticketing apps and now an even larger scale Vudu on-demand streaming destination,” said Fandango President Paul Yanover. “During a time where consumers have a myriad of viewing options, we’re proud to deliver a service that presents an unparalleled library of content, many titles that are not available on subscription services, and the flexibility to pay as you go.”

Fandango makes no apologies for capitalizing on Vudu’s size and content selection paired with its own scale in theatrical ticketing to provide studios, brands and marketers with the ability to reach a massive audience. FandangoNOW customers can transfer their accounts and collections to Vudu, while access to the libraries will be provided through Vudu itself. The Movie Store and TV Store on Roku devices will automatically update from FandangoNOW to the new Vudu.

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I wish there was a way for @Martin Dew to make his posts so that they could get posted to the HTF social media without disrupting the flow of conversations in years old threads. I get why you have to do it Martin but it bugs me evvvvery time
At the very least, the article should be posted in the appropriate forum -- in this case, the Streaming Services and Digital Media subforum.
 

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At the very least, the article should be posted in the appropriate forum -- in this case, the Streaming Services and Digital Media subforum.
Thanks for pointing this out, Scott. Sometimes WordPress defaults back to the top-of-the-list Blu-ray forum just before posting. It's happened a few times and is frustrating. Will consult our IT gurus on this.
 

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I wish there was a way for @Martin Dew to make his posts so that they could get posted to the HTF social media without disrupting the flow of conversations in years old threads. I get why you have to do it Martin but it bugs me evvvvery time
I understand your concern, Sam, but my remit is to report the news on the home page based on the day's global press releases and wires (and is consistent with how other AV forums work). Sometimes I reference an existing thread with a link, sometimes not, but if the system needs changing I'm happy to comply.