Vudu is now part of Fandango, after buying the streaming service from Walmart, but there’s no word about the fate of FandangoNow…
Streaming is indeed one of the most popular ways to view movies and television shows. With a number of choice out there, it’s sometimes difficult to know which ones are worth the subscription cost. Now, there’s one fewer, as Fandango has completed its acquisition of Vudu, a streaming service previously owned by Walmart.
Fandango’s Acquisition of Vudu is Complete
Fandango already has its own streaming platform, known as FandangoNow, but it won’t shut down Vudu (at least outright) and roll it into its proprietary service. Instead, the existing Vudu app will remain available and current customers will retain access to the titles they’ve already purchased.
Although, Vudu will continue to act as the mainstay of Walmart’s digital movie and television store as part of the deal. Rumors emerged months ago about Walmart’s desire to sell the asset, with NBCUniversal as the potential buyer in February. Vudu sent out the following email, announcing its official joining of Fandango:
“Hi Vudu customers,
A couple months ago, we shared that Vudu had entered into an agreement to be acquired by Fandango, the ultimate digital network for all things movies & TV. We are excited to let you know that Vudu is now part of the Fandango family. Rest assured that your movie & TV library is safe, and you continue to have access to all your Vudu apps across your favorite devices.
Along with uninterrupted use of your Vudu account, we will be bringing you new features and offerings to enjoy in the months ahead. Together, we are committed to connecting you with moving entertainment experiences, whether they are in a movie theater with a Fandango movie ticket or in the comfort of your own home on Vudu.”