The devices used by invited viewers don't count against the account holder's device limit. When members share passwords, guests could potentially make purchases from those accounts.
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Vudu members with UltraViolet accounts can invite friends and family members to share their online movies and TV shows, which can then be streamed to any device.
Members are advised to link to retailer accounts to save their collections.
The feature is free, and was announced by blog post yesterday. The Walmart-owned Vudu worked with UltraViolet to create Share My Movies , a feature that lets Vudu customers share their libraries with up to five friends.
Don't call it a Chromecast competitor.
Each account can stream up to three videos at the same time, and individual titles can be streamed by multiple viewers at the same time. Online locker system UltraViolet is in need of a little innovation, and movie service Vudu might have found just the ticket.
Streaming Media Guides. Frugal viewers now have another option as Vudu adds thousands of ad-supported movies and shows to its rental offerings.
The evolution of Disney's online locker now includes broad industry support, finally giving movie-lovers a central storage space for all their digital purchases. The sharing feature shares the entire contents of an online library. The announcement marks the first time that the HD movie on-demand service will be available on a game console.
Vudu is offering this as a safer alternative to sharing passwords. There's no option to share individual titles.
With sharing, however, there's no chance of that. With RED, Blackfire envisions a home network of compatible devices that can all send and receive audio and video streams where needed. Invited guests will need their own Vudu accounts.