Published on February 26th, 2019 | by Kirk Hiner0
How to watch your UltraViolet movies on Apple TV, Part One: Vudu
If you’ve been buying Blu-ray discs over much of the past decade, you’ve likely amassed numerous slips of paper detailing how to grab your UltraViolet digital copy for viewing on your computer or mobile devices. And if you’ve actually created an UltraViolet account and redeemed those codes, you also know that the service will be shutting down on July 31, 2019.
That doesn’t, however, mean you’ll no longer have access to the digital versions of these movies and TV shows. Rather, you just need to create an account to view them through a connected retailer, and there a couple of ways to do that on Apple TV.
The easiest method (and part one to our second method, coming soon) is to connect your UltraViolet account to WalMart’s Vudu service. If you don’t already have a Vudu account, you can set this up at www.vudu.com. Although you can buy and rent content through Vudu, it’s not required, and you don’t need to provide a credit card number when creating your account.
To connect your UltraViolet account and make that content available through Vudu:
- Click on your account name at the upper right of the Vudu.com website and select “Account Settings.”
- You’ll see “UltraViolet Library” listed as an option, and should click on the setup button to the right of that.
- Buried on the next window is an “Already Have UltraViolet?” link. Click that and enter your UltraViolet account information. If you’re like me you’ll first have to recover your password, which you can do directly from the vudu.com site.
And that’s it. You can now download the free Vudu Apple TV app, enter your account information, and access your entire UltraViolet video library right on your Apple TV.
Next, we’ll take a look at how to connect your Vudu and UltraViolet accounts to the Movies Anywhere app, which is also handy for viewing content purchased or rented through additional services such as iTunes and Amazon Prime Video.