As of 2015, VUDU redemption codes are not available for free but rather are located on a sticker or insert with Blu-ray or DVD with UltraViolet purchases. VUDU.com allows customers to redeem codes and convert disc purchases to streaming digital videos. Conversion costs range from about $2 to $5 per movie, depending on the desired video quality. An UltraViolet account is also required when redeeming codes to save videos to the cloud for easy any-time access.
Users can directly stream movies on VUDU-enabled devices, such as smartphones and tablets. UltraViolet accounts also keep permanent records of all movie purchases to safely and securely build a digital movie collection. Once a user purchases a digital conversion, she can stream the movie forever with no further fees. Only select movies are legally cleared for digital distribution by studios associated with UltraViolet.
Walmart, which acquired VUDU in 2010, sells several films with VUDU redemption codes. As of January 2015, VUDU features over 18,000 movies in its catalog, along with over 5,000 television shows. Most titles are available in HD and are available for purchase or for rent. Rented titles can only be viewed for 24 hours after purchasing, but a discounted price is available for extensions.