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Chromecast Support Comes to Vudu, Crackle, and Rdio

In a crowded market, Walmart’s Vudu on-demand movie and television service has done little to distinguish itself. Sure, the app has an impressive selection of 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound movies, but what difference does that make when the Android app isn’t the most usable?

Thankfully, it looks like Vudu may be listening to feedback, as an update to the app fixes bugs, improves compatibility for devices with high-resolution screens, and adds Chromecast support.

Vudu may be playing catch-up with Chromecast support – many other streaming services have had the feature for weeks – but the app’s addition is a notable one because of Vudu’s ability to access UltraViolet lockers. If you’ve got a sizable DVD or Blu-ray collection, that may be reason enough to check out the updated app.

On top of the moves by Vudu, Crackle, with is library of HD movies and TV shows also received Chromecast support. In addition, music lovers can grab the updated Rdio application from Google Play, which also brings support for the media streaming HDMI dongle.

Vudu is available for download from the Google Play Store.

Play Links: Vudu | Crackle | Rdio

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Cheers Stephen!


  • Raven

    Finally! Vudu is the one that I have really bean waiting for as I have somewhere over 60 titles in my collection. I have been using the HDMI out on my old Asus TF101 Transformer, now I can finally cut the cord. Crackle is a nice bonus too as I watch that from time to time.

    Now, if it was just easier to setup and use a Chromecast in a hotel where you have to do a click through “Accept” of their terms.

  • Droid Ronin

    Haven’t used the Crackle app in a while. I might just fire it up now just to test Chromecast support.

    • Kevin Lauscher

      don’t really get crackle. How is it different than hulu?

      • Droid Ronin

        I don’t think it really is that much different — it seems like it’s a poor man’s NetFlix. Does the Hulu app still only allow streaming to HuluPlus members?

      • ddh819

        the content

  • jhjr24

    Awesome. I thought last night when they updated the VUDU app that something good was coming. The Wolf Of Wall Street time.

  • LolSpotify

    So now….all major music AND video apps support chromecast…except Spotify.

    • combi06

      Not really…still missing SoundCloud Chromecast support. I actually exchanged emails with one of their support reps and it appears that is not in their plans for now 🙁

    • ceejw

      Not really that surprising, Spotify has always taken forever to add features. I switched to Rdio when it took Spotify over a year just to add notification playback controls.

  • enigmaco

    Looks like I may have get another one now

  • AbbyZFresh

    Very late DL. This has been up since early noon.

    • Chris

      so they are a few hours late. big deal