Streaming is steadily becoming the most popular way to consume content, whether it’s streaming music, movies, or even games. The number of streaming services has exploded in recent years. Apps like Netflix and Hulu Plus allow you to stream your favorite TV shows, while Xbox Music (now Groove Music), iTunes, and Pandora let you take your favorite music with you anywhere you go.
One of the most popular ways to consume movies is the studio-backed service UltraViolet, which allows you to stream movies you’ve obtained through services like Flixster and VUDU. Windows, particularly on the smartphone side of the spectrum, has been without an official VUDU app which allows us to stream the movies we’ve obtained without having to go to a mobile site or via or PCs.
Apps like Flixster do give you access to some of your UltraViolet movies, but there are quite a few that do not appear on that service, for which you’ll need an official VUDU application.
We decided to contact VUDU directly to see what their plans are for Windows 10 Mobile, especially now that iOS and Android apps can be more easily ported to the Universal Windows platform. Unfortunately, the response wasn’t good:
I do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however, we do not currently have an expected update for an application on Windows phones or tablets.
There is some silver lining to the problem however; an application does exist if you have a desktop PC or Surface tablet.
To download VUDU-To-Go for the PC, visit VUDU.com and select the Services tab, and then select Convert DVDs. Once there, you will have the option to download the VUDU-To-Go application. After it has been installed to your desktop, sign in to your VUDU account, and you will then have access to your VUDU library. You can either stream online or you also have the option to download content to play offline.