Get Started Watching Your Favorite 3D Movies Online

Family Enjoying 3D Movies on Their Television
Start enjoying your favorite movies in 3D.

You searched long and hard for the perfect television and decided to pay the extra cost to enjoy the benefits of 3D–movies. Before you get started, ensure that you have everything you need to watch 3D in your home theater. Here are three options you have for enjoying your favorite movies in 3D without having to travel to a local movie theatre.

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Vudu

Large selection of 3D movies from Vudu
Rent or purchase your favorite 3D films from Vudu. Vudu Inc.

What We Like

  • Vudu has a secure and reliable reputation, movies are available for rental or purchase, Movies Anywhere synchronization included, content accessible across most platforms, an enormous library with first access to blockbusters before competitors.

What We Don't Like

  • Not all Vudu apps are created equal and you may find some platforms with more abilities than others.

A popular media service in the United States, Vudu is owned by parent company Walmart and provides 3D movie experiences with any compatible devices such as your 3D television. Content from Vudu can be accessed from many platforms including Playstation, Xbox,

,

,

,

, TiVo, and

. Besides, the service integrates directly with Movies Anywhere, an online movie service that allows you to access any content you purchase on Vudu through iTunes, Prime Video, Google Play, and FandangoNow; however, it is important to note that 3D movies will only be accessible in standard 2D on other services.

Available Ways to Pay
Credit Card, PayPal, Walmart or Vudu Gift cards

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PlayStation Video

Sony Playstation Store and available movies to rent.
Purchase or rent films directly from your PlayStation. Sony Corporation

What We Like

  • PlayStation Video has a secure and reliable reputation, movies are available for rent or purchase, content accessible to watch across numerous platforms, an enormous library of blockbuster content.

What We Don't Like

  • Purchases and rentals can only be initiated from a PlayStation device, movies cannot be streamed on competitor devices such as Microsoft’s Xbox, Sony has yet to partner with Movies Anywhere.

Video is an excellent compliment to owners of the beloved video game and entertainment console. Not only does Sony offer the latest movies in 3D, but viewers can take their films on the go thanks to Playstation’s

for Android and iOS. One downside to consider is that despite movies being available to watch from non–PlayStation devices, the initial rental or purchase must be initiated from the Playstation store on supported consoles.

Available Ways to Pay
Credit Card or PayPal

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The Lack of 3D Movie Streaming Services

Vudu and PlayStation video currently represent the two best options for obtaining 3D movies for online streaming without falling into a legal grey area. Unfortunately, the practice of watching 3D movies at home has been on a decline, and fewer providers are offering the solution. However, we have included a few additional options below for obtaining your favorite movies in 3D.

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3D Blu-ray Rental

Bluray Movie disc in compatible player.
Enjoy the highest quality films with 3D Bluray Rental. Armastas/Getty Images

What We Like

  • Movies are available to rent before most competition streaming services, access to exclusive features only available on the Blu–ray, subscription plans available for avid watchers, full HD or 4K quality with Dolby and DTS soundtracks.

What We Don't Like

  • No instance access to films due to the physical shipping process, some movies may incur wait times before available, no option for paying with PayPal for added security, non–digital method means you will need a 3D compatible Blu–ray player in addition to your 3D–ready television.

We are going to begin by saying that the service is not for online streaming, but instead allows you to rent your favorite films in 3D from the comfort of your home. With a comfortably sized library of content, film buffs can enjoy renting videos one at a time or purchase a subscription plan. For those who demand the utmost quality, viewing your films directly on Blu–ray means you will always have access to exclusive content and features, along with uncompressed video and audio.

Available Ways to Pay
Credit Card

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HD Movies 365

Man streaming movies on his tablet.
Stream your favorite films from HD movies 365. Metamorworks/Getty Images

What We Like

  • Large selection of 3D movies available to watch for no cost, access to films that may not yet be available in your geographical region.

What We Don't Like

  • There are no apps to make video watching on your television or mobile device seamless, 3D movies may require some technical knowledge to setup or convert before viewing, unknown copyright holder violations for most films put the site in a legal gray area, content may sometimes be unavailable, video and audio quality is not always top–notch.

The HD Movies 365 service provides free online access to a seemingly endless number of online films, many of which offer 3D viewing via your

. Unlike the other services we described, HD Movies 365 is a service that merely points to places in which you can stream content. Similar to

, the material to which HD Movies 365 points to may or not be legally approved by the copyright holder.

Available Ways to Pay
Not Applicable – Free Service