Chromecast

Vudu brings another entertainment choice to your Chromecast with the latest update

In early March we mentioned that the streaming video service Vudu was working to get Chromecast support baked into their Android app, and the recent update quietly did just that. Early reports and user reviews seem positive, and it looks like plenty of folks are enjoying the service through the Chromecast.

Google released the official Chromecast SDK in February, and we've seen plenty of entertainment applications take advantage of it. Streaming video and audio to the big screen is a great experience when it's easy to set up, and while the Chromecast isn't without its share of small bugs from time to time, the ease-of-use factor is pretty high.

If you're a Vudu user, you should have an update waiting in Google Play. If you're not a Vudu user, now would be a great time to check the service out — especially if you have a Chromecast.

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There are 22 comments

jason32774 says:

It works but it's a little slow. I wish the app was better than an app that looks like the website.

dextorboot says:

I'm conflicted about this. Their app looks like their website and their app tvs/Blu-ray players. It's clunky and unresponsive. On the other hand, their apps across all devices and website are identical. There's something to be said for a consistent design.

jason32774 says:

I hate that the app only opens in landscape.

gabbott says:

The biggest news here is this is the first app that allows one to watch their ultraviolet library via the Chromecast.
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turdbogls says:

the only reason i Even considered downloading the app and setting it all up. I have acquired a fairly big Ultraviolet collection, so this is a welcome update to my app collection. I also heard its one of the best for video and audio quality with streaming...so thats good.

the app kinda sucks though.

MERCDROID says:

Yaaaay!! More Chromecast apps!!

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S_C_B says:

I totally forgot that I converted some of my movies to Vudu. I shall enjoy them again. UI needs major work.
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dusoccer10 says:

This is great for those of us with large Ultraviolet collections as we can finally enjoy them on our Chromecast. I really wish that the Play Store either: (1) supported Ultraviolet or (2) developed some sort of disc to digital solution similar to VUDU.

This is gonna suck for Amazon and their new set-top box. They must be really counting on all the Prime users (which means don't ever expect to see an Amazon Instant Video app for Android).

paulw3 says:

Not available in your country :-(

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DustoMan says:

Their website has a Chromecast icon when you start playback in your browser too.

AaronTV says:

It's working pretty well. The video quality is fantastic and surround sound seems to be working (Like PS3 my receiver says "Multi Ch In" for this). The big problem I'm seeing is that some of my library only streams in SD via Chromecast even though I own the HDX version. I haven't seen an explanation for this yet.

dusoccer10 says:

They didn't give a good explanation in the forums. A Moderator said, "We're still working to make all content playable via Chromecast. Some of our content is currently only available in SD or is not yet available."

AaronTV says:

Thanks. I hadn't seen that post yet. At least the implication is that it might be temporary.

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Never used this service before. What sets it apart from the likes of Netflix?

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AaronTV says:

It's mostly for renting/owning digital copies of movies and television shows. If you have an Ultra Violet collection, it works on Vudu. It's like Google Play Movies except with access Ultra Violet basically. You can also convert DVDs to Vudu HDX copies at a pretty reasonable rate.

4mynikka says:

I would love for Chromecast to work on chromes mobile version.

axllebeer says:

I really hope this happens some day. Not sure if it's in the plans though or not.

axllebeer says:

Not seeing it yet but will keeps checking that for sure. Been waiting for this update.

Just tried it and had no issues. Really excited for this update. It played Monsters University without issue

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ishore99 says:

I got the app, but when I got to Chromcast is does NOT show up in the listings. (like Netflix, HBO On the Go)