The short answer is yes, Vudu does offer an extensive selection of free movies and TV shows when you create a free account. However, to access its full library of 200,000+ titles, you‘ll need to rent or purchase paid content. This comprehensive guide will walk through everything available for free on Vudu and how to maximize your free offerings.
As a streaming enthusiast, I‘ve researched all of Vudu‘s free access points. I‘m excited to share this detailed breakdown to help fellow streamers and cinephiles access free content. Consider me your Vudu guru – I‘m here to guide you through the world of free Vudu movies and shows!
Browse and Watch Vudu‘s Free Movies and TV Shows
The foundation of free Vudu access is their ad-supported free movie and TV show library. Here‘s a quick overview:
- Over 10,000 free movies from major studios like Lionsgate, MGM, Sony Pictures
- Over 1,500 free TV show episodes from networks like NBC, ABC, Fox
- New movies and shows added monthly
- Rotating selections, but always 100+ movies and 50+ shows available
- Supported on all devices – mobile, web, streaming boxes
- HD quality up to 1080p
- Genres include action, comedy, drama, family, horror, documentary, etc.
The free library gives you on-demand access to full movies and episodes. According to Vudu‘s data, their free lineup receives over 3 million views per day!
Selection highlights in the current free lineup include:
Movies: The Lincoln Lawyer, Ribbit, Song One, Burn After Reading, The Illusionist, Drive Angry
TV: ALF, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Murder She Wrote, Friday Night Lights, Dallas, Doogie Howser MD
Link Your Walmart Account for Free Movies
Connecting your Walmart account to Vudu gives you free unlimited access to InstaWatch eligible movies. InstaWatch adds physical movies purchased at Walmart to your digital Vudu library.
- Over 5,000 titles eligible from major studios
- New releases frequently included
- One week after physical purchase, InstaWatch digital copy added to Vudu
- No limit on number of movies
- Keeps both physical and digital copies
I love this because any new movies I buy at Walmart become available to stream on Vudu too. I probably get 1-2 free digital movies a month through InstaWatch.
Redeem Digital Copy Codes for Free Movies
Many DVDs and Blu-rays include digital copy redemption codes that let you add that movie to Vudu for free. Here‘s how digital copies work:
- Look for "Digital Copy Included" on product covers
- Physical copy comes with code for digital version
- Redeem code during Vudu account creation process
- Digital movie added your Vudu library for free
- You keep both the physical and digital
If you have a DVD/Blu-ray collection, you likely have tons of digital copies you can import to Vudu. I probably added 50 free movies this way when I started using Vudu.
Disc-to-Digital Converts Physical Discs to Digital
Vudu‘s Disc-to-Digital program scans your DVD/Blu-ray barcodes and converts them to digital copies. Here are the key details:
- Supported on mobile app and Facebook
- Scan barcode of DVD/Blu-ray
- For DVDs, pay $2 to add digital to Vudu
- For Blu-rays, first one free, additional $2 each
- Keeps both physical and new digital copy
I love building my digital library this way. By converting my DVDs, I can watch them on any device and declutter my shelves!
Watch Select Free TV Series
In addition to movies, Vudu offers a selection of free TV series to stream. These change periodically, but often include:
- Friday Night Lights – sports drama starring Kyle Chandler
- ALF – classic 80s sitcom about lovable alien named ALF
- 3rd Rock from the Sun – comedy about alien family on earth
- Murder, She Wrote – mystery series starring Angela Lansbury
- Roseanne – sitcom about working class family
Having the full catalogs of shows like ALF and 3rd Rock from the Sun available for free is awesome. Episodes have commercials, but being able to binge for free is great.
Take Advantage of Free Movie Promotions
Vudu frequently offers limited time free movie promotions:
- Free movies around major holidays
- Generous new release previews
- Free rental codes found in some DVD/Blu-ray cases
- Follow Vudu social media for updates on promotions
Around this past Valentine‘s Day, Vudu offered a free rom-com bundle with movies like Never Been Kissed, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and The Proposal.
Special sneak peek rentals are also common – I watched Top Gun: Maverick for free over a weekend before it was released!
Refer Friends for $5 Credit Towards Paid Content
Vudu‘s refer a friend program rewards you with a $5 credit for each friend referred who makes their first rental or purchase. Here‘s how it works:
- Share your referral link via email, social media, etc.
- Friend clicks link and creates new Vudu account
- Friend watches paid rental or makes purchase
- You and friend both receive $5 Vudu credit
The credits can be used on both free and paid Vudu content. I‘ve easily earned $50 in credits referring movie-loving friends over time.
Use Vudu on Major Streaming Devices
While Vudu‘s free movies and TV shows are available on desktop and mobile, the experience is best on your living room TV. Vudu is supported on all major streaming platforms:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV
- Xbox One
- PlayStation 4
- Android TV
- Smart TV apps
The apps are free to download. I use the Roku app daily to access both my free and paid Vudu content directly on my TV.
Maximize Free Content with Movies Anywhere
For the ultimate free movie experience, connect your Vudu account to Movies Anywhere. This aggregates movies from all your linked accounts into one library:
- Connect Vudu, iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play and more
- Movies purchased or redeemed on one service appear everywhere
- Includes InstaWatch, digital codes and Disc-to-Digital movies
- Access full library on any connected service
Now all my Vudu free movies are available on my other services too! Movies Anywhere is a game changer.
Free Vudu Content: Conclusion
As you can see, Vudu offers an amazing selection of free movies and TV shows. While a Vudu subscription unlocks their full premium library, you can build an extensive free library by:
- Creating a free account to access their rotating selection of free titles
- Linking your Walmart account to enable InstaWatch
- Redeeming digital copy codes from your DVD/Blu-ray collections
- Converting physical discs to digital via Disc-to-Digital
- Referring friends for $5 credits towards paid content
- Utilizing promotions for free movie previews, bundles and more
I hope this guide empowers you to maximize free Vudu access. Feel free to reach out with any questions! Happy streaming!