Vudu might have let slip that an app for Amazon Fire TV devices is in the works. A post in Vudu’s forum indicates that Vudu briefly listed the Fire TV as one of their supported devices on their main about page. The page has since been updated to no longer include the Fire TV. Notably, a screenshot of the about page showing the Fire TV listed, that the forum poster uploaded, has also been taken down by Vudu.
Vudu has long been one of the largest streaming services that is not available on Fire TV devices. There used to be a Flixster app in the Fire TV appstore that allowed access to one’s Vudu library through the UltraViolet locker service, but the app dropped playback capabilities long ago. The app has since been removed from the Amazon Appstore altogether after being acquired by Fandango.
The release of Movies Anywhere has given Fire TV customers limited access to their Vudu library, due to Amazon and Vudu both being included in the shared locker service. While Movies Anywhere is a great way to access some of Vudu’s content, it’s no substitute for a dedicated app.
The listing of the Fire TV as one of the supported devices on Vudu’s website could certainly have been nothing more than a mistake, but hopefully it means the Fire TV is soon getting another app for movie purchasing.