This guide highlights how to install Vudu on FireStick. You can use these steps to install the app on any Fire TV product, including TVs with built-in Fire TV OS, FireStick, FireStick Lite, FireStick 4K, FireStick 4K Max, and Fire TV Cube.
What Is Vudu?
Vudu is a video-on-demand app that offers movies, TV shows, and live TV. Popular TV shows you can stream on the app include The Walking Dead, Friends, The Office, Charmed, Game of Thrones, Hell’s Kitchen, Rick and Morty, Yellowstone, and Big Bang Theory.
Warner Bros. and NBCUniversal co-own the platform, and the content is only available to users in the United States of America. The app is free to download and features many ad-supported free on-demand movies. However, you can watch premium content either by renting or buying.
The app offers hundreds of action, adventure, drama, anime, romance, comedy, sci-fi, horror, and thriller movies. While the trailers are free to watch, you need an activation code to watch exclusive content on the app. It is one of the best FireStick apps for watching films and TV series.
Vudu is an official Amazon App Store app, which makes the installation process straightforward. However, before the installation process, let’s look at what the app offers and its features.
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Features of Vudu
I have installed Vudu on my FireStick, and the app offers a lot. Here are its top highlights:
- An extensive library of classic and on-demand movies and TV shows.
- The app delivers content in 4K UHD quality.
- You can watch live TV and VOD content anywhere, anytime.
- The app is free to use, and you don’t need a subscription to watch content.
- It delivers content with utmost clarity courtesy of the Dolby Atmos audio format.
- You can download films to watch later.
How to Install Vudu on FireStick
Vudu developers listed the app on the Amazon App Store to make it accessible to Fire TV users. The installation process is straightforward; you only need to search the app using Finder and select Get to start the installation. Follow these steps to install Vudu on FireStick:
1. Click Find on your FireStick home screen.
2. Click Search.
3. Type Vudu on the search bar and select Vudu on the suggestions. Alternatively, you can press the audio search button on your remote and voice the word Vudu.
4. Select the Vudu app tile under Apps & Games.
5. Click Get and wait for the installation process to finish.
6. Click Open once the app installation is complete.
This is how you install Vudu on FireStick.
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- Choose the Find > Search option on the FireStick home screen on the menu bar.
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Overview of Vudu
If you use Vudu frequently, I suggest adding an app shortcut to your FireStick home screen. Doing this saves you time, as you won’t need to scroll through hundreds of apps and games looking for Vudu. To learn more about how to do that, check out our guide on creating a home screen shortcut on FireStick.
Vudu is an easy-to-navigate app with a fluid user interface and a calming blue home screen. You’ll find the main menu on the left of the home screen with three categories; Movies, TV, and Settings.
When you click on Movies, folders of available movies appear on the screen, and you can scroll down to look for the one that interests you. Alternatively, you can use the Filter menu at the top right to narrow down your search.
This menu lets you sort and filter movies based on the most watched, release date, genre, year, MPAA rating, age, and Tomatometer. A film with a high Tomatometer score means the movie has many positive reviews from professional critics.
The experience is similar upon selecting the TV section. Here, you will come across the latest and popular TV shows, some with complete seasons and others showing the latest episodes. Scroll down, look for your favorite, or narrow your search using various filters.
The app’s Settings are straightforward and help streamline your watching experience. The Account settings let you sign in to your Vudu account. As mentioned earlier, you need to activate your account using the provided code to start watching content on the app. Below are the activation steps:
1. Note down the activation code provided on your FireStick screen.
2. Open your phone or computer browser and go to https://vudu.com/start.
3. Enter the six-digit activation code on the provided field, then click Sign Up.
4. Enter your name, email, and password, and click Create Free Account.
You have successfully activated your account and can now use it to buy or rent movies and TV shows on Vudu.
Vudu is a kid-friendly app that lets you control what your young ones watch. Using the Family Settings option, you can set up parental controls where someone will need to enter a PIN to watch content based on rating.
The ratings include G and above, Family and above, PG and above, PG-13 and above, R and above, and NR and above. You can also activate the Kid’s Mode, which gives your kids direct access to only age-appropriate content.
The Playback settings allow you to enable or disable autoplay and captions. If you are binge watching enthusiast and would like to avoid pressing next after the end of every episode, the autoplay feature on Vudu lines up your content and plays them back to back. Turning the captions lets you read the words on the screen as you watch a film or TV show.
After signing in to your Vudu account and customizing the settings, another sub-menu showing where you left off will appear at the top of the home screen. This menu has six sections: Kid’s Mode, My Watchlist, My Movies, My TV, My Wishlist, and My Pre-Orders.
Vudu is a video-on-demand app that offers hundreds of movies and TV shows. You don’t need a subscription to access content on the app, but only the trailers are accessible without an account. So if you want to watch a free movie, or TV show, rent, or buy content, you need to activate a free Vudu account. Upon launching the app and trying to watch something, you’ll see the activation code on your FireStick screen.
I hope this post has taught you how to install Vudu on FireStick. How do you like Vudu? How’s your experience with the app? Fill us in below in the comment section.