- Fandango, a digital entertainment network, acquired the VOD company Vudu last year.
- Fandango is folding its FandangoNOW library into Vudu to host a single VOD and streaming service.
- The new Vudu with more than 20,000 people will become the official movie and TV store on Roku.
Fandango is consolidating its streaming and VOD library into one entertainment platform, merging FandangoNOW into Vudu, creating a single destination for all its VOD and streaming content.
Fandango, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal, acquired Vudu in April last year. Wal-Mart previously had FandangoNOW competitors. Although Fandango has never disclosed the details of the acquisition, the company has always planned to merge the two services as soon as possible after the acquisition.
This will take effect today and Vudu will host all existing libraries. FandangoNOW users can transfer their movie and TV collections to Vudu starting today.
Vudu will now also replace FandangoNOW as the official movie and TV store on Roku.
Tedd Cittadine, vice president of content partners at Roku, said in a statement shared with Android Authority: “As users turn to streaming to access the latest movies and TV shows, consumers’ enthusiasm for premium video-on-demand has increased significantly.” “We It’s great to continue to establish a long-term partnership with Fandango, because we create a seamless experience for users to discover and enjoy high-quality video-on-demand releases, thereby building a future where all TVs can be streamed.”
The new Vudu will host more than 20,000 games available for rent or purchase, including thousands of free streaming games. Many movies are available in 4K Ultra HD and advanced formats, such as Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision. The service is available on Samsung, LG and Vizio smart TVs, Roku platforms, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex, PlayStation, Xbox and Tivo devices.