How to Add and Activate Vudu on Roku

Last Updated on September 28, 2021 by Mark Roberts

Are you looking for the perfect platform where you can stream your favorite shows and movies only without spending any extra on the content you are not interested in? Check out Vudu on Roku today!

This platform offers an extensive range of movies, series, TV shows, and much more you can dig in by purchasing, renting, or some, even for free, unlike most of the other streaming services that require a subscription to one of their plans. From old classics to modern blockbusters, of every genre that you can ever want, it has got everything.

This article will list out all the processes that you need to go through to enjoy this platform and other crucial details you might want about it.


The designated Vudu app is available on the Roku Channel Store. So, users can easily install Vudu on their devices to start streaming its content.

Step 1: Connect the Roku device to the HDMI port of the TV and plug them into the power socket.

Step 2: Launch Roku’s home page by using the remote’s Home button.


Step 3: Go to Streaming Channels on the list of options on the left side of the screen to open the Roku Channel Store.

Streaming Channels

Step 4: Now, scroll down slightly and head over to the Search Channels option. Enter Vudu in the search field and select the app from the search results.

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Step 5: You would see the channel’s description page next with an Add Channel button. Click on it to download the app onto your Roku.

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Step 6: Once the process is completed successfully, it would show a confirmation pop-up. Tap on Ok.

Activate VUDU on Roku

Roku needs most of its channels activated before users can get access to all the content available on the platform.

Step 1: Select the Go to Channel option to launch the app.

Step 2: The page that opens would now display an activation code. 

Step 3: Now, grab any smartphone, tablet, PC, or any other gadget that supports a web browser and go to

Step 4: Type in the code you see on your Roku TV screen in the empty space provided and select Submit roku

Step 5: If you are not logged into your Vudu account, you would be prompted to log in using the correct credentials. Once you are logged in, all the Vudu content would be loaded onto your Roku screen. Now you can have fun with whatever you wish to watch by either renting or purchasing it if it is not for free.

How to Purchase or Rent Movies/Shows on Vudu

Vudu offers content for rent or purchase and you can stream them by getting either by their mentioned prices. Rental prices range from $0.99 to $5.99, while Purchases would cost you anywhere between $4.99 and $24.99, based on the demand and ratings of the content amongst the general public.

Step 1: Open the Roku Home Page and then choose Movies & TV Store.

Step 2: From the list of channels, select Vudu Movies &TV.

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Step 3: Now pick the show or movie you would like to watch and select the rent or purchase options as per your preferences. 

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Step 4: Choose whatever mode you are comfortable with and complete the payment procedure. You can now dive right into it.

Vudu on Roku not working

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You may face Vudu on Roku malfunctioning at times, as several users have previously reported. To solve this issue you can take any of the following steps:

  • Make sure to have a strong internet connection and keep your Roku device updated to the latest versions. You can do this by Settings -> System update -> Check now.
  •  Head to the settings section and clear the system’s cache.
  • Try restarting your Roku, and then relaunching Vudu and streaming the content of your choice. Go to Settings -> System -> System restart. Alternatively, you can also go to Settings -> System -> Power -> System restart.

In case your device does not support Vudu, you can still stream its content by screen mirroring it from its app on your phone.

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