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Using Video on Demand by VUDU

Use Video On Demand by VUDU

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Overview of Video on Demand by VUDU

Video on Demand by VUDU is a service that allows you to watch videos you want - including new releases - in high definition, with no monthly fees and no late fees. If it is out on DVD, chances are you can watch it today on VUDU.

Use to browse and rent or buy the movies you want, and then watch them on your computer or on your TV (requires an Internet connection and a VUDU-enabled HDTV, Blu-ray player, or a Sony PS3™).

Because the movies are streamed to your computer from VUDU's servers, you never have to worry about storing large video files. Your videos are available wherever you have Internet access.

Renting and Buying Options

Most videos are available to rent or to buy.

Renting: Video rental periods are for a set period of time (typically 24, 48, or 72 hours), as indicated at the time of purchase. The rental period begins when you first start watching the video. Rentals expire after a set period of time, typically 30 days, whether you have watched them or not.

Buying: When you buy content from VUDU, you will typically be able to view it on your VUDU Device for as long as you are able to access the VUDU service.

Please note: These are general statements concerning VUDU's standard terms for renting and purchasing content and do not apply to each and every item of content available through the VUDU service. Due to licensing restrictions, these terms may vary depending on the content you have selected. For example, sometimes newly released movies may become unavailable for viewing for an unspecified period of time due to licensing restrictions. VUDU makes every effort to notify you about unique terms and conditions that apply to certain content prior to your purchase or rental of that content. It is your obligation to review any additional restrictions or conditions related to content you intend to purchase or rent.

Account History

Your Video on Demand purchases and other transactions are available by signing in to your account page.

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Linking to an Existing VUDU Account

If you already have an account with VUDU, you can link it with your account so that your video library, account history, and VUDU wishlist will be available whether you are on,, or a VUDU device.

The first time you try to rent or buy a video, or if you add a video to your VUDU wishlist, we will prompt you to securely link to your existing VUDU account.

If you have already made one of these transactions from your Walmart account, and you were not able to link your account at that time, please contact VUDU to have them link your accounts.

VUDU Library

All of your available Video on Demand rentals and purchases are listed in your VUDU library.

To open your VUDU library, select Your Account (at the top right of most pages) and select VUDU Library.


Once a rental expires, it is automatically removed from your library.

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VUDU Wishlist

If you are interested in a video but not ready to rent or buy it, or if it is coming soon and not yet released, you can add it to your VUDU Wishlist.

Any videos you add toll of your available Video on Demand rentals and purchases are listed in your VUDU library.

To open your VUDU Wishlist, select Your Account (at the top right of most pages) and choose VUDU Library. Once on the Vudu homepage, select the "My Wishlist" tab.

Only videos that are available to rent or buy will be listed. If you have added a video that is "coming soon," it will show up on your VUDU Wishlist once it becomes available.

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Video Quality

Most Video on Demand titles are available in three video qualities: Standard Definition (SD), High Definition (HD), and Full High Definition (HDX).

Choose the video quality based on your preferred viewing habits and on the type of or device where you'll be watching.

Standard Definition (SD): For watching on your computer or a standard-definition (non-HD) TV. Requires an Internet connection of 1 Mbps or faster.

High Definition (HD): Best for smaller or lower-resolution HDTVs. HD provides 720p picture quality and stereo sound. Requires an Internet connection of 2 Mbps or faster.

Full High Definition (HDX): Best quality, delivering full 1080p picture quality and 5.1 Dolby digital surround sound (when available). Requires an Internet connection of 4.5 Mbps or faster.

Please note: Due to studio restrictions, HD and HDX videos are delivered at SD quality when you watch them through a computer.

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Viewing on Your Computer

Once you have rented or bought a Video on Demand video, you can watch it on from wherever you have an Internet connection.

  1. Sign in to
  2. Open your VUDU Library
  3. Click on the movie you want
  4. Enjoy!


  • A computer running Windows or Mac OS
  • A current Web browser that supports Adobe Flash 10.1 or later
  • Internet connection of 1 Mbps or faster
  • Must be inside the United States

Please note: Due to studio restrictions, HD and HDX videos are delivered at SD quality when you watch them through a computer.

Viewing on Your TV

If your TV is VUDU-enabled, or if it is connected to a Blu-ray player or Sony PS3, you can use your TV to watch the videos you rented or bought on

Please refer to the documentation for your TV, Blu-ray player or other device to see how to start the VUDU application on your TV. Once started, sign in using your name and password-your VUDU library will automatically show up.

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International Customers

Due to contractual restrictions with content providers, purchases and rentals through the Video on Demand by VUDU service are only available for viewing from within the United States.

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