Vudu Mobile App Will Help You Move Your Movie Collection To The Cloud
Whether it be books, movies, comic books or video games, there’s something special about owning a physical copy. Perhaps it’s the simple sense of ownership or the pride in displaying a pristine collection. However, if you’re planning on downsizing your collection or simply want a copy to take on the go, there can be no denying the convenience of digital media.
Of course, buying a second copy of all your movies can be a rather expensive endeavor. Some hard copies of movies do offer digital copies as a bonus, but over the years, you may have lost that code or let it expire making it difficult to expand your digital library without buying new copies of your favorites.
Luckily, the streaming service Vudu has a solution to that problem. The Walmart-owned media company has rolled out a new feature allowing you to easily transfer your physical movies to the cloud. Vudu general manager Jeremy Verba released a statement announcing the company’s goals with this program. Verbal stated that an average movie collector owns 100 Blu-rays and DVDs in their collection. As more and more people build their digital collections, Vudu is always looking for ways to help these people unlock additional value from the movies they already own.
Vudu has offered a similar service for several years, but the mobile app simplifies the process. Users simply need to scan their movie’s barcode, select their resolution and they’re ready to go. To make things quicker, you can scan any number of movies before choosing which resolution you’d like.
The price for each movie will vary based on which resolution you choose. Converting a Blu-Ray to HD or a DVD to SD only costs $2. Converting a DVD to HD will cost you $5.
Aside from the price, this app does have a few restrictions to keep in mind. Despite it being a mobile app, the conversions must take place at the billing address of the account’s owner. There are also restrictions in place to ensure that Vudu users don’t simply convert movies they don’t own.
Eric is an avid tech junkie, gamer, and comic fan. When he's not working on his PC, you'll find him at your local comic book shop.