Over a year ago, Fandango purchased Vudu from Walmart. Now, it is merging Vudu with its parent company’s streaming service, FandangoNow. The single platform will take on Vudu’s name, as it has a larger following and better brand recognition.
The move also means that Vudu will replace FandangoNow as the official Roku movie and TV store. Roku users will see their devices update accordingly, and will still be able to use Roku Pay to purchase any media they want to view, including Vudu’s library of over 200,000 new release movies and TV show episodes, like In the Heights, A Quiet Place Part II, Luca, F9: The Fast Saga, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, and Godzilla vs. Kong among thousands of other free-to-stream titles.
Vudu has over 60 million registered users and is currently available on more than 75 million TV-connected devices. Though Vudu’s branding won out in this merger, FandangoNow’s customers will still be able to access their previously purchased media. They will, however, need to transfer their accounts to Vudu to access said content in the future.