After years of workarounds to get Vudu to work on Amazon Fire TV devices, the day has finally come when the app is available directly from Amazon for download. After Walmart sold Vudu to Fandango last year, the expectation was for Vudu to absorb Fandango's video offerings known as FandangoNow or vice versa. While that has not happened I feel it is inevitable because there is no need for the company to maintain two streaming apps, and Vudu is more mainstream and well known.
The addition of Vudu to Amazon Fire TV devices gives customers of the service another source for them to enjoy their movies plus, with Vudu's impressive 4K and HDR content and a solid library of free films, it's a win for both Amazon Fire TV owners and Vudu customers. For Amazon, it continues to make Fire TV devices a worthwhile addition to any home theater, and for Vudu, it eliminates the need to use workarounds to access films and TV shows they have purchased on the service.
In addition to Fire TV devices, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S Vudu is now available on Comcast Xfinity Flex and X1 set-top boxes as well, which is a good indicator that Vudu is here to stay. Now, if only all digital titles were movies anywhere then, we'd really be in business.
I guess we'll have to wait and see if that comes next.