Vudu is a service that streams movies and television shows. It’s owned by Walmart, so it has a lot of muscle behind it. Vudu doesn’t require any subscriptions, so customers are free to rent or purchase one piece of content at a time. Vudu is currently available on a number of devices, but it has found a new home on Walmart’s website.
Customers can now choose to stream Vudu’s content on Walmart’s website. New releases such as the film Limitless can be rented for $3.99, and older movies such as Me Myself & Irene only costs $0.99 for 24 hours.
The option to rent movies from Vudu has been placed throughout the movie section of Walmart.com. I randomly clicked on the DVD for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and saw an option for Vudu’s video-on-demand service. Vudu rentals from Walmart.com will be handled just like a physical item. From there, the selected media can be watched on any device that supports Vudu.
Walmart is really stepping up its streaming services through its website. Game demos can also be streamed from the Game Center section of Walmart’s site thanks to Gaikai.