5 free UV (UltaViolet) films @ VUDU
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5 free UV (UltaViolet) films @ VUDU

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Found 2nd Sep 2014
If you join VUDU (similar to Blinkbox in America) you can chose 5 free UV films to add to your UV collection and keep forever (see deal for complete selection). I chose:
Ghost
Rango
There's something about Mary
Independance Day
Master and Commander.

Ok, to get this you need the following:
- VPN such as unblock-us
unblock-us.com/ (use the free trial and follow setup instructions for your selected device,)
- You need a UV account
- Set up a VUDU account using your chosen device. You then follow the instructions to get your 5 films which will then be linked to your UV account. It will ask for payment details which I linked to paypal, you can cancel the agreement anytime so no money is taken. I use VUDU on my WDTV Live and PS3 and the quality is very good, also the movie rentals are usually a quid cheaper than Blinkbox or Google Play. It may not be worth it for everyone, but for someone like me who uses a VPN for Netflix and have a UV account thiswas straight forward.

No VPN required confirmed by Blacatz, so ignore the bit about VPN which makes the process much easier.

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I did this just over a year ago and it worked fine, and i got 10 free movies added :-)
Didnt need to use a VPN. Think i just did private browsing and made sure my sign up info was U.S based.

Original Poster

b11

I did this just over a year ago and it worked fine, and i got 10 free … I did this just over a year ago and it worked fine, and i got 10 free movies added :-)Didnt need to use a VPN. Think i just did private browsing and made sure my sign up info was U.S based.



Even better if you don't need the VPN.

But don't you need a US credit card to get the 5 films?

Just completed this but the choice of movies really not very good.
nice for free though

Original Poster

Reisclef

But don't you need a US credit card to get the 5 films?



No mate you can use PayPal

Sidney1979

No mate you can use PayPal



Thanks, I was trying to use my US paypal account. Worked perfectly when I connected it to my UK account.

Only pulled over 3 of the 5 I chose. Laaaame. Ah well, can't say not to free movies!

Worked for me straight from the browser within the HDUK iPad app.
No VPN required.

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blackcatz

Worked for me straight from the browser within the HDUK iPad app. No VPN … Worked for me straight from the browser within the HDUK iPad app. No VPN required.



Thanks for confirming that.

Same as blackcatz - simple through iPad HUKD app.

Shame about the choice - limited and not great, but free movies - hot!

Editor

Worked for me using Chrome (tablet) no VPN required..

Thanks and heat added.

Cheers , how do you close the account, can't find it using the iPad , don't like the idea of my paypal account linked to a website I will forget about

Edit

Found it - Email support@vudu.com to cancel your account
Edited by: "paul.jacobs" 2nd Sep 2014

Original Poster

paul.jacobs

Cheers , how do you close the account, can't find it using the iPad , … Cheers , how do you close the account, can't find it using the iPad , don't like the idea of my paypal account linked to a website I will forget about



Log into your PayPal account and cancel the agreement, this will prevent any purchases.

Sidney1979

Log into your PayPal account and cancel the agreement, this will prevent … Log into your PayPal account and cancel the agreement, this will prevent any purchases.



Cheers

Reisclef

But don't you need a US credit card to get the 5 films?



The OP did mention 'Linking' his to his PayPal Account ..... :-)

blackcatz

Worked for me straight from the browser within the HDUK iPad app. No VPN … Worked for me straight from the browser within the HDUK iPad app. No VPN required.



I think iOS's 'Sandy Box Protected Mode' may in-part play a part in some of that still .....

Its all gooooooood though. :-)

gareth1608

Same as blackcatz - simple through iPad HUKD app.Shame about the choice - … Same as blackcatz - simple through iPad HUKD app.Shame about the choice - limited and not great, but free movies - hot!



Same as my previous 'Comment' above ..... lol. :-)

I may need to hook this up myself me thinks .....

BuzzDuraband

Worked for me using Chrome (tablet) no VPN required..Thanks and heat … Worked for me using Chrome (tablet) no VPN required..Thanks and heat added.



Google Chrome + Google Chrome on Chrome Books all run off of the same/similar 'Technologies'? .. eg. Chrome by its very nature already incorporates a form of a VPN embedded within its core engine, so .....

Hook up these things via a PC/PC Laptop, &/or Apple MAC/MAC Book using Internet Explorer instead or something? (Internet Explorer by its own nature has no VPN embedded within its core engine, so ..... )

That in my personal oppinion would be the far 'Truer Test'? lol. :-)

My HUKD App is sodding is playing up a bit me thinks?. :-(

Lol. :-)

Banned

"May not be worth it for everyone"? Dude, this is HUKD!

Just in case anyone was wondering, once you've done this and linked your ultraviolet account, the five films will then appear on your Flixtster account. Five films for absolutely nothing, cheers I went for ID4, Adaptation, Punch Drunk Love, Paranormal Activity and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

I'm confused does that mean they stay on your "UV" account or can you download them to your computer?

Original Poster

cl505

I'm confused does that mean they stay on your "UV" account or can you … I'm confused does that mean they stay on your "UV" account or can you download them to your computer?



They stay on your UV account. I think you can then use Flixter to download them to your PC or tablet.

Interesting

Interesting...
I had previously tried to do this, but there was no Paypal option. Just signed up and claimed my 5 free films.

One thing to note: I'm UK based and have my UV account paired with UK Flixster, and US VUDU, so certain films in my UK Flixster also appear in my US VUDU and vise versa.

In this case, 4 of the 5 I chose have appeared in my UK Flixster:
Cold light of day
Adaptation
Carriers
Punch Drunk Love


Man on a ledge does not appear to be UK Flixster compatible.

Still, a great spot OP. Very much appreciated

Looks like a good deal although the T&Cs say it's only for the US and I don't really want to link my PayPal and Ultraviolet accounts to this service and risk getting them both blocked...

Voted hot though as it is 5 free UV movies

Sidney1979

They stay on your UV account. I think you can then use Flixter to … They stay on your UV account. I think you can then use Flixter to download them to your PC or tablet.



Ah I see, thanks!

Thanks just got 5 free movies.

is there a list of the available films on offer to us free when you sign up they I can take a look at before registering, to make a descision whether its worth doing for myself

Worked for me. No VPN required or similar required.

Just cancelled my paypal subs and emailed to cancel. Kinda feel bad but the free movies will cheers me up. Lol.

Just completed this but the choice of movies really not very good.
nice for free though

straight forward to cancel?

funkymonkeyboy

Just cancelled my paypal subs and emailed to cancel. Kinda feel bad but … Just cancelled my paypal subs and emailed to cancel. Kinda feel bad but the free movies will cheers me up. Lol.



How did you cancel your paypal?

radders112

How did you cancel your paypal?



Log into Paypal and cancel in the pre-approved payments page.

funkymonkeyboy

Log into Paypal and cancel in the pre-approved payments page.



Thanks for the help! All done

Two points here:

It doesn't seem to accept UK paypal any more
How do you get Vudu to work on your PS3?! I have tried it with so many DNS servers with no luck!!! This is the only option to watch UV movies on PS3.

If you can help, great. If not, I realise this isn't the place

Original Poster

adoyle1987

Two points here:It doesn't seem to accept UK paypal any moreHow do you … Two points here:It doesn't seem to accept UK paypal any moreHow do you get Vudu to work on your PS3?! I have tried it with so many DNS servers with no luck!!! This is the only option to watch UV movies on PS3. If you can help, great. If not, I realise this isn't the place



To use VUDU on the ps3 you do need a VPN and get the app from the USA store. I have flixter on NOW TV which doesn't need a VPN to watch the free films.

Just got reply about cancelling. They said would lose any owned content and I'm it's not a subscription based service so no monthly rental..? I cancelled the PayPal subscription but bit confused as to what signed up for. And what people are cancelling?

Great deal - thanks OP not the best selection of films but how can you argue when its free!!

I went for

Master and Commander
Carriers
Conan
Independence Day
Something About Mary

No problems signing up. Used UK Paypal
Edited by: "joker998" 6th Sep 2014
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