Vudu streaming video app will soon offer Chromecast support

by: Andrew GrushMarch 3, 2014

Chromecast Belkin Miracast AA-1

Now that Google has officially released its SDK for Chromecast, we are starting to see more apps that incorporate support for Google’s little media streamer. Today Vudu announced it will soon be joining the club, with support coming “soon” through a new update.

Unfortunately, that’s about as specific as Vudu gets, but we wouldn’t be too surprised if the update hits sometime this week or shortly thereafter. If you want access even sooner, Vudu is now taking applicants for beta testers, so you might be able to get it quicker by going the beta route.

For those that have never heard of or used Vudu, the Walmart-owned media streaming service offers tons of movies on an a’ la carte basis, and is often one of the first online sources to bring out 1080p versions of the latest movies as they arrive.

Overall, Chromecast support is certainly welcome, though here’s to hoping the update also addresses some of the other issues such as random crashing and other bugs that seem to affect quite a few Android devices.  We’ll be sure to update you as soon as we learn more about the update, such as an exact arrival time.

  • GenevaJSteil

    looks pretty good!

  • Jayfeather787

    I’m still waiting for that chromecast-android mirroring. I want that more than anything. My Chromecast is waiting to be used again!

  • Victor Who

    This is SUPER-MEGA huge for Chromecast. Like what Andrew said, the service is owned by Walmart but more importantly Vudu is a gateway to all the UltraViolet movies that comes with alot of the most recent BluRay/DVD movie packs *thumbsup*