VUDU starts Xbox 360 streaming
Michelle Clancy ©RapidTVNews | 22-12-2011
Walmart's VUDU has joined the continually expanding roster of authenticated streaming options available on Microsoft's Xbox 360.
VUDU viewers can use Bing voice search, voice control and Kinect gesture commands to rent or buy movies and TV shows from the streaming service.
Customers can access VUDU using their Xbox LIVE Gold subscription as well as their existing Xbox billing credentials. But because VUDU is a cloud-based service, content purchased via the Xbox LIVE service is also viewable on other VUDU-enabled devices or platforms including game consoles, Internet-connected Blu-ray players and HDTVs, tablets, computers, Walmart.com
and more. Also, content purchased on any of these platforms can be viewed on the Xbox LIVE service.
"VUDU on Xbox 360 brings more fun into finding, watching and buying your favorite movies and TV shows," said Edward Lichty, general manager, VUDU. "With the new, interactive features on Xbox 360 to browse VUDU's library, along with special savings like 99-cent VUDU rentals, we hope to make the holidays even more entertaining and affordable for families."
VUDU is offering a $4.99 credit toward customers' first rental or purchase via the game console.
Walmart’s service is far from the only streaming option on the Xbox. Customers of Netflix, Verizon FiOS, Comcast, HBO GO and more can also sign in via their pay credentials and use the Xbox as a set-top.
VUDU's recently expanded catalogue now features TV shows from CBS, Comedy Central, HBO, MTV, National Geographic, Nickelodeon and SHOWTIME. More than half of VUDU's library is available in high definition.