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Blockbuster On Demand No Longer on VIZIO Internet Apps HDTV

Updated on May 21, 2018
Blockbuster -- image credit: Blockbuster
Blockbuster -- image credit: Blockbuster

Blockbuster On Demand is No Long Available On VIZIO Internet Apps HDTV

VIZIO is always working to sign up the key content partners to give you, the viewer, as much choice and enjoyment as possible in the new world of Internet-connected, interactive high definition television.

Back in January 2011 VIZIO announced that new content partner Blockbuster On Demand would be available on VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA). Blockbuster subsequently went bankrupt and was purchased in April 2011 by the DISH Network.

Now Blockbuster is no longer available as a VIZIO Internet App -- new owner DISH Network rebranded it as Blockbuster Movie Pass and currently offers it exclusively to DISH Network Subscribers.

VIZIO Class XVT Series Internet Apps HDTV

NEWS -- The VIZIO 3SV models with Internet Apps contain all the popular features of earlier models with Internet Apps with added appearance and technology improvements.

Reviews -- Reviews of the VIZIO XVT553SV 55-Inch model were highly favorable.

VIZIO has become the dominant producer of high quality, affordable big screen TVs. The VIZIO Class XVT Series Internet Apps HDTV was a bit hit when it arrived! Internet Apps HDTVs make it easy to choose from many content providers – from HD movies to television classics, from interactive games to social networks – all without having to buy and install a separate set-top box.

The VIZIO Class Series XVT Series Internet Apps HDTV was available in 42-inch, 47-inch, and 55-inch models.

Each model can be connected to the Internet via integrated Wireless-n Wi-Fi or via the included Ethernet port through your router and broadband modem. Make sure you have sufficient bandwidth to fully enjoy your new HDTV experience.

VIZIO Internet Apps Still Offer a Wide World of Content

While Blockbuster On Demand is no longer available as a VIZIO Internet App, you still have a world of content choices available on VIA. From movies to TV shows, sports, news, videos, HD, games and much more.

Look over the long list of VIA Apps and you'll soon discover that the combination of the web-enabled VIZIO high definition television together with VIZIO Internet Apps can't be beat for quality, range of content and price.

VIZIO Internet Apps are Dynamically Updated

Your VIZIO Internet App HDTV dynamically updates the available Internet apps although Blockbuster on Demand is no longer featured. There's plenty of other content from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime with Instant Video and others.

Enjoy movies and videos on your VIZIO

Welcome to the world of high definition interconnected television.

What Internet app is your favorite?

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      3 years ago

      The Blockbuster app disappering has nothing to do with your tv. Blockbuster went bankrupt and was bought by Dish Network and is now only available to Dish Network subscribers,

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      5 years ago

      I am really disappointed in their decision and I will not go back to blockbuster looks like cinema now has my business. I wish I would not have bought movies and left them in my library... Not a good business management decision!!!

    • John Dove profile imageAUTHOR

      John Dove 

      6 years ago

      Hi Dogknight and Sean --

      I sympathize with your disappointment. However, I believe VIZIO should be not blamed for actions by Blockbuster. It would help others to know why you thought BLOCKBUSTER came with VIZIO.

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      6 years ago

      Not happy.

      A week ago, I selected a 55" Vizio Smart TV because it had the BlockBuster on Demand widget, I was very please with the purchase.

      I rented the movie Moneyball and everything was fine until 3 nights later when the Blockbuster app seemingly disappeared after a software update.

      Now its going back to Costco as soon as I wake up and load it on the truck. I am not happy.

      I'm not happy, I'm not happy.I'mnot happy. What am I?

      Yes, you know what I am. I'm not happy.

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      6 years ago

      Yea, it's only $60.00 or so a year for net flix, but the free Blockbuster is why I chose my 55" Vizio over the LG.

      Just thought it was cool that they did that, only to find out it was BS. NOT COOL...

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      6 years ago

      Netflix and Amazon doesn't work on my Vizio E422VL TV. Can anyone help me out with the problem.Netflix say's Not Connected to Internet. Please check your connection and try again. How do you check for updates? Thanks

    • John Dove profile imageAUTHOR

      John Dove 

      6 years ago

      Hi Upsetting! and Not happy --

      Once The Dish Network gets comfortable with their Blockbuster business model for "exclusively for their Subscribers Only," they may decide (my speculation only) that they would like to make more money by offering to other subscribers. We'll see what happens in a year or so. --Best wishes!

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      Not happy 

      6 years ago

      I just found out last night that my blockcrapper app is gone from my vizio also. We really enjoyed using the app...seems like blockcrapper would be losing a great deal of money from this decision...thanks for posting

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      6 years ago

      We were so excited when we got the Vizio tv back in November 2011, finally got around to using the blockbuster app late December and really enjoyed the convienence of not having to go out and rent a movie when netflix or redbox selections were slim. Then suddenly a couple weeks ago the app disappeared and I've been trying to figure out how to get it back and it's been driving me crazy! Ugh, well, we're also dish network customers so I guess we'll have to look into the movie pass. Thanks for posting this, you're probably the only one that has.

    • John Dove profile imageAUTHOR

      John Dove 

      6 years ago

      You are right, APOtter --

      Check out my hub:

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      6 years ago

      This is messed up. We just discovered that the blockbuster app on our 1 year old Vizio Tv just vanished. We realy ejoyed watching movie rentals on our tv.


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