After entering into an agreement for FandangoNOW to purchase Vudu in April 2020, the two companies announced that they are uniting today to form a bigger and better platform on Vudu.
When the services are combined, Vudu will replace FandangoNOW as the official movie and TV store on Roku where Roku users can rent or buy titles to stream.
“Consumer excitement for premium video on-demand has grown significantly as users turn to streaming to access the latest movies and TV show releases,” said Tedd Cittadine, Vice President, Content Partnerships, Roku. “We’re thrilled to continue our long-standing partnership with Fandango as we build a future where all TV will be streamed by creating a seamless experience for users to discover and enjoy premium video on-demand releases.”
The new Vudu will have a library of over 200,000 movie and TV titles to rent or buy, including the largest collection of 4K UHD titles and thousands of titles to watch for free. The service will continue to offer new releases like “F9: The Fast Saga,” Pixar’s “Luca,” “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,” “Peter Rabbit 2,” “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard,” “A Quiet Place Part II,” Disney’s “Cruella,” “Godzilla vs. Kong,” “In the Heights” and more. Arriving next Tuesday on Vudu is Marvel Studios’ “Black Widow.”
“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.”
Beginning today, FandangoNOW customers can transfer their accounts and movie and TV collections to Vudu. After the transfer, user libraries can be accessed through Vudu. The Movie Store and TV Store on Roku devices will automatically update from FandangoNOW to the new Vudu.