NBCUniversal, parent company of Fandango, and new owner of Vudu, is bringing the former Walmart property to Roku, adding over 200k titles…
Roku is about to benefit big time from NBCUniversal’s acquisition of Vudu — formerly a Walmart property. Now, Vudu is part of Fandango Media (which is also owned by NBCUniversal) is being folded into Fandango, adding more than 200,000 movies and television shows to its already large catalog. Because Vudu currently serves as Roku’s primary entertainment library, Roku TVs and streaming devices are about to get a lot more access to entertainment.
NBCUniversal’s Fandango Media Vudu Merger will Add Over 200,000 New Releases, Catalog Movies, and TV Shows To Roku
This means Roku TVs and streamer owners will soon have access to top new releases like Fast and Furious 9, Pixar’s Luca, A Quiet Place Part II, Disney’s Cruella and Godzilla vs. Kong, with titles like Marvel’s Black Widow on the way soon.
Plus, a sizable portion of Vudu’s library will remain free, too, with no subscription required, while titles available to rent or buy will be subject to purchase via Roku pay, the existing payment method on Roku streaming devices like the Roku Express 4K and Roku Ultra. The newly-updated Vudu service is already replacing FandangoNOW as the official Roku entertainment store.