Vudu is an on-demand video streaming service that gives users access to thousands of movies and TV shows to rent or purchase. In this comprehensive guide, I‘ll explain how to install Vudu on Firestick and Fire TV devices so you can start streaming premium content.
While Vudu does not require a monthly subscription, users pay individually for each movie or show they want to watch. Rental prices typically range from $0.99 to $5.99, and purchases run from $4.99 to $24.99. This pay-per-content model makes Vudu a great option if you only want to pay for the specific movies and shows you‘re interested in.
I‘ll cover everything you need to know about using Vudu on Firestick and Fire TV, including:
- Step-by-step instructions for installing Vudu via the Amazon Appstore, Downloader, or web browser
- How to create a free Vudu account
- Navigating the Vudu app and its main features
- Pros and cons compared to free streaming apps
- Answers to frequently asked questions
Follow this guide to get Vudu up and running on your Firestick or Fire TV. Then you can start streaming new release movies, popular TV shows, and more!
Pros and Cons of Vudu on Firestick
Before we get into the installation process, let‘s look at some of the key pros and cons of using Vudu on Firestick devices compared to free streaming apps:
- High-quality video
- Extensive library of new movies and shows
- Free ad-supported content available
- Rentals available shortly after theatrical release
- Intuitive interface
- Must pay per movie/show (no free subscription option)
- Rental fees can add up over time
- Purchases can be expensive compared to free apps
- Requires account and payment info
As you can see, Vudu gives you access to premium content, but lacks a free subscription option like many streaming apps. Keep this in mind as you decide if Vudu is right for your streaming needs.
Now let‘s get into how to install it on Firestick/Fire TV!
How to Install Vudu on Firestick
There are three methods for installing Vudu on Firestick and Fire TV devices:
- Via the Amazon Appstore (easiest option)
- Sideloading the APK using Downloader
- Accessing the Vudu website through a web browser
I‘ll cover each installation method in detail below.
Method 1: Install Vudu from the Amazon Appstore
Vudu is now available in the Amazon Appstore, making it easy to install directly on your Firestick or Fire TV:
From your Firestick home screen, hover over the "Find" option and click "Search"
Type "Vudu" in the search bar and select the Vudu app result
Click "Get" to begin downloading the Vudu app
Once installed, click "Open" to launch Vudu
Vudu will begin loading on your device – that‘s it!
This is by far the simplest way to get Vudu up and running on Firestick. Next, I‘ll cover how to install via sideloading the APK file.
Method 2: Install Vudu APK using Downloader
If you prefer to manually install the Vudu APK file, follow these steps:
Install the Downloader app if you don‘t already have it. You‘ll also need to enable "Unknown Sources" in your Firestick settings to allow sideloading.
Open Downloader and type in the URL: http://reviewdork.com
Select the Vudu APK download link and install the file
Click "Open" to launch Vudu after installing
Vudu will begin loading – you‘ve successfully installed the app!
The Downloader method gives you more control over the installation process. But the Amazon Appstore option is generally quicker and easier.
Method 3: Access Vudu through a Web Browser
You can also stream Vudu content directly through a web browser on Firestick:
Install a browser app like Silk – this is the best option for Firestick
Open the browser and go to vudu.com
Vudu‘s website will load, allowing you to browse and stream movies & shows
You can bookmark Vudu for easy access next time
The web browser method avoids installing any apps. However, the experience is better with the dedicated Vudu app.
And that covers all the ways to get Vudu on your Fire TV device! The quickest options are via the Amazon Appstore or Downloader.
How to Create a Vudu Account
Once Vudu is installed, you‘ll need to create a free account to start streaming. Here‘s how simple it is:
Launch Vudu and select "Sign Up"
Enter your email address and create a password
Check your email on a different device for a confirmation link
Click the link to complete your registration
Sign in on Vudu with your new account credentials
Before you can make paid transactions, you‘ll also need to enter payment information like a credit card in your account settings.
But registering for a basic account only takes a minute. Now let‘s look at navigating the Vudu app itself.
Using the Vudu App on Firestick
The Vudu app provides an intuitive and visually appealing interface on Firestick devices. Here are some of the key sections and features:
My Vudu – Manage your account and view transaction history
Free – Streaming movies and TV shows available at no cost
Deals – Special offers and discounted content
Movies & TV Genres – Browse by category
Featured Movies & TV – Spotlighting new and popular titles
Search – Find specific movies or shows to rent/buy
The home screen displays personalized recommendations based on your viewing history and preferences. Scrolling down reveals more sections and genres to explore.
When you select a title, you can choose to rent, buy or get it free with ads. This makes Vudu extremely flexible – you can stream premium movies for a fee or watch free ad-supported content.
Overall, Vudu offers an excellent viewing experience on Firestick. But it does lack a subscription option for unlimited streaming.
Vudu on Firestick FAQ
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about installing Vudu on Firestick and Fire TV:
Does Vudu have ads?
Yes, Vudu shows ads when you stream free movies and TV shows. Paid rentals and purchases are ad-free.
Is Vudu available on Firestick?
Yes, you can install Vudu on Firestick and Fire TV by following this guide. It‘s available via the Amazon Appstore.
Do you need an account to use Vudu?
Yes, a Vudu account is required even for streaming free ad-supported content. Registration is free but you‘ll need to enter payment info to make paid transactions.
Can I get Vudu on Roku?
Absolutely. Vudu is available in the Roku Channel Store making it easy to add to your device.
What devices support the Vudu app?
In addition to Firestick and Roku, Vudu is available on Android TV, Chromecast, Apple TV, smart TVs, game consoles, and mobile devices.
Installing Vudu on your Firestick or Fire TV gives you access to an extensive library of new release movies and popular shows. While it lacks a free streaming subscription option, you can enjoy premium rentals, purchases, or free ad-supported content.
Follow the detailed instructions in this guide to get Vudu up and running on your Firestick. In just a few quick steps you‘ll unlock thousands of titles for your viewing pleasure.
The Amazon Appstore offers the fastest installation method. But you can also manually sideload the APK using Downloader. Once Vudu is installed, register for a free account to start streaming movies and TV shows.
I hope this comprehensive guide helps you get the most out of Vudu on your Firestick or Fire TV device. Happy streaming!