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How To Watch Vudu on an Apple TV

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Do you want to watch your favorite movies from Vudu on Apple TV but don’t know how to stream them? Fortunately, you can do it pretty easily.

Quick Answer

To watch Vudu on your Apple TV, connect the device to your smart TV with an HDMI cable. Press the “MENU” button on your Apple TV remote, and go to the App Store. Click the search icon at the top and search for “Vudu”. Select it from the given list of apps and press “Get”. Select “Open” once the app has been downloaded.

We have written an extensive guide on how to watch Vudu on your Apple TV effortlessly, with easy step-by-step instructions.

Watching Vudu on an Apple TV

If you don’t know how to watch Vudu on your Apple TV, follow our simple step-by-step methods to do so with minimal effort. 

Step #1: Set Up Your Apple TV

To watch Vudu, set up your Apple TV by connecting one end of an HDMI cable to your TV and the other to your Apple TV. Plug your Apple TV and TV into a power source and turn both of them on. Select the correct HDMI input on your TV and follow the on-screen prompts.

Step #2: Download Vudu

Once you’ve completed setting up your Apple TV, press the “MENU” button on your Apple TV remote. Open the App Store, search for “Vudu”, choose the app from the app list, and select “Get”.

Watching Vudu On Apple Tv
All Done!

Launch the Vudu app and sign in with your credentials. You can rent, buy, and stream your favorite Vudu movies and shows on your Apple TV.

Is the Vudu App Not Working on Your Apple TV?

Are you facing issues streaming the Vudu app on your Apple? Try the following fixes to get rid of them.

Fix #1: Check Your Internet Connection

If the Vudu app is not working on your Apple TV, reboot your Wi-Fi router with these steps.

  1. Plug out the router power cable from the primary power source.
  2. Wait for a few minutes to let the device rest.
  3. Plug the power cable back into the main wall and see if this fixes the issue.  

Fix #2: Reboot Your Apple TV

You can try to reboot your Apple TV to fix the Vudu app if it’s not working. 

  1. Grab your Apple TV remote and press the “MENU” button.
  2. Select “Settings”.
  3. Select “System”.
  4. Choose “Restart”.
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Alternatively, you can press and hold the “MENU” button on the remote until the status light on Apple TV starts blinking rapidly, indicating a successful reboot. Try streaming the Vudu app on your Apple TV again to see if it has started working. 

Keep in Mind

Note that on the 2nd Generation Apple TV remote, you need to press the “Back” button instead of “MENU”.

Fix #3: Update the Vudu App

If your Vudu app is not working correctly on your Apple TV, you might need to update it to its latest version using the following steps.

  1. On your Apple TV remote, press the “MENU” button.
  2. Open the App Store and select the search icon at the top.
  3. Search for “Vudu”, select it from the app list, and choose “Update”.
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Quick Note

Alternatively, you can navigate to “Settings”“Apps” after pressing the “MENU” button and click “Automatically Update Apps” to turn it on. All the apps on your Apple TV, including Vudu TV, will update automatically as soon as they are available.

Fix #4: Reboot Your TV

You can reboot the TV you’ve connected to the Apple TV device to resolve Vudu streaming issues in the following way.

  1. Press and hold the power button on your TV’s remote.
  2. Wait until the TV screen turns black.
  3. Let go of the button once the TV’s logo appears.
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All Set!

Your TV will now be successfully rebooted. Turn it on, and the Vudu app should start working again.

Alternate Method

You can also reboot your TV by unplugging the power cord from the electrical outlet, letting it rest for a couple of minutes, and plugging it back in.


In this guide, we have discussed how to watch Vudu on your Apple TV. We have also discussed a few troubleshooting steps if the Vudu app is not working on Apple TV.

Hopefully, your question is answered, and you can now enjoy streaming your favorite shows on Vudu without interruption.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Vudu allow offline viewing?

Vudu recently updated its iOS and Android apps, adding a feature that allows users to download the movies and TV shows they own or have rented for offline viewing.

How many times can I watch a movie or TV show on Vudu?

You must watch the movie within 30 days of renting it on Vudu. After pressing “Play”, you have between 24 and 48 hours (depending on the video) to view the stream or to watch it as many times as you’d like within this period.

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