What Does VOD Mean?

VOD means "Video On Demand." Video on demand is an increasingly popular entertainment system which allows users to select and view video content when they choose, rather than having to watch scheduled broadcasts. VOD systems typically stream through set-top boxes, computers or tablets and smart phones. Popular VOD platforms include Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Summary of Key Points

"Video-On-Demand" is the most common definition for VOD on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for VOD

When I write VOD, I mean this:

meaning of VOD
The image shows two children watching a video on a laptop.


Examples of VOD in Sentences

Here are examples of VOD being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Might watch a film on VOD tonight if you're interested?
  • Jordan: Definitely!
  • Tony: Did you watch the new episode last night?
  • Jordan: No but I've got VOD so I'll watch it later.

An Academic Look at VOD

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Vee Oh Dee"), VOD is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

Example of VOD Used in a Text


See Also

SCART (audio/video tv connector) DIVX (video format) DVDRIP (video copied from a dvd) FMV (full motion video) HDTV (high definition television)