Amazon Firestick is one of the premier devices when it comes to home entertainment streaming. You have access to all of your favorite TV shows, movies, subscription services, music, photos, and games. However, if you’re an avid movie lover then you probably also have Vudu. Vudu on firestick gives you access to movies before they hit the digital marketplace.
Sometimes you’ll even find movies that are “Still in Theaters!” There are options to purchase, rent or watch content for free. Rentals payments go for as low as 99 cents to $8 per movie while purchases start as low as $14.
The reason you aren’t able to download the Vudu app from Amazon is that it isn’t available on the Amazon play store. Thus this is considered a third party application.
Please follow the steps below to install Vudu on firestick. Use the images as a guideline to help you with the process.
Steps To Install Vudu On Firestick
Open FireStick Home -> Go to Settings -> Tap on Device -> Select Developer Options -> Tap Turn On Apps from Unknown Services
Head back to FireStick Home -> Select the Search icon and type “Downloader” -> Install the Downloader App
Open the Downloader App that you’ve just installed -> Paste this specific URL: https://bit.ly/2OnSLnG -> Scroll down until you see the Download Latest APKs option and select Download. You’ll then begin the downloading process.
Scroll to the bottom and tap the VUDU for Fire TV button -> Wait a few seconds – > Vudu will begin downloading -> when the option appears, click Install
Go to Settings ->Tap on Apps & Games -> Select VUDU
Now you are finished. When the VUDU app opens, you have the ability to stream all available content such as Live TV, Movies and TV Series.
Why You Need Vudu
Now that you know how to install Vudu on Firestick, we need to also explain why Vudu is such an incredible platform. Unlike Netflix and Hulu which charge customers a monthly prescription, Vudu charges you only for what you pay for, hence what you want to watch.
The advantage of Vudu is having new movies that you wouldn’t find on many other streaming services. Though buying ala carte for movies and shows can be more expensive, this service is geared towards the people that want to see the latest content immediately rather than waiting for them to be released to the digital marketplace.
Vudu is also available on your smartphone, tablet, Smart TV, Roku, Chromecast, Playstation, Xbox and Vudu Spark.
A nice perk of Vudu is that it actually offers a free movie collection that is quite substantial. It’s called Movies On Us and it has a few highly rated movies in there with only limited commercials.
The Downsides of Vudu
As mentioned previously, Vudu can be quite expensive since you’re buying each item ala carte. If you’re purchasing over 3 or 4 movies per month, you might be already exceeding the cost of Netflix.
The other drawback is that, this service is only available in the U.S. Digital on-demand services such as Hulu and Netflix are available in countries around the world.
What is an Amazon Firestick
For those of you that don’t know already, Amazon Firestick allows your TV to stream content using WiFi. This way you’ll have the capability to stream Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube and Disney Plus anytime. The firestick looks like a larger USB that is plugged into a TV’s HDMI port. It also comes with a remote to be able to navigate the screen with ease. This device essentially turns any TV into a Smart TV.
There is no monthly fee for the firestick itself. It’s simply a tool that gives your TV access to wifi. And therefore what you have access to is dependent on the existing subscriptions that you already have. The cost of the firestick ranges from $25 to $40.
The firestick is well worth the investment because many consumers are moving away from Cable TV and more towards digital streaming. Vudu, as mentioned in this article, is great for movie lovers who want to see newly released movies as soon as possible. It’s also a great secondary option to have alongside Netflix and Hulu. Every streaming service has some of its own original or unique content, therefore it can be beneficial to own all three.