Modern technology remains a gift and a curse, but it is with great relief that we inform you about this wonderful app that lets you upload DVDs to your phone. How about a collective hurrah for progress?
For anyone who still buys DVDs (which are hella expensive, btw), stop pretending that this isn’t the best news ever and hit us up with a grinning face emoji of approval. If you don’t appreciate it, we’re sure that rickety bookshelf on which you keep all your old media will be forever grateful to have a lightened load.
According to Elite Daily, the Vudu mobile app supports both Android and iOS and only requires users to scan the barcode off the DVD case. A mere $2 gets you access to the movie and an UltraViolet digital copy. But for those of you who wanna do it big, go ahead and spend the $5 for the high-definition version.
Sounds pretty cool, unless you already sold your nostalgic forms of media to a company that buys DVDs you didn’t think you wanted anymore.
Cheer up, though! Maybe whatever you have left in your old DVD stockpile is among the 8,000 movie titles Vudu can convert. Among the participating studios are Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal, and Warner Bros.
“There is something for everyone including fan favorites like the Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and the Bourne series, as well as classics like Top Gun and The Godfather,” said a spokesperson who spoke with The Verge.
Perfect! The only downside to this is it’ll probably lead to more cases of low battery anxiety.