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Vudu will soon let you send movies to your Chromecast

There isn’t exactly an abundance of major movie services that will send video to a Chromecast; for the most part, Google Play Movies and Netflix still rule the roost. It’s a good thing, then, that Vudu has announced plans to support the TV media…

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Vudu brings disc-to-digital UltraViolet conversions home to beta users

Vudu brings disctodigital UltraViolet conversions home to beta users

As promised, Vudu has taken the trip to Wally World out of the process used to watch your discs via UltraViolet streaming apps and sites — the legit way. Just like the in-store process, DVDs or Blu-rays can be leveraged to buy digital versions of the movie anywhere UltraViolet movies are available. Going from a DVD to an standard definition copy will run you $ 2, while upgrading to HD is $ 5 — Blu-ray to HD is also $ 2 — which is the exact same pricing as the in-store offering. Those who want to convert a few titles, and are lucky enough to get invited to the beta, can download the Windows-only application to a computer that has the required optical disc drive. Mac support is promised soon, but with the limited number of Macs with Blu-ray drives, we’d suspect that version will only work with DVDs.

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Vudu brings disc-to-digital UltraViolet conversions home to beta users

Vudu brings disctodigital UltraViolet conversions home to beta users

As promised, Vudu has taken the trip to Wally World out of the process used to watch your discs via UltraViolet streaming apps and sites — the legit way. Just like the in-store process, DVDs or Blu-rays can be leveraged to buy digital versions of the movie anywhere UltraViolet movies are available. Going from a DVD to an standard definition copy will run you $ 2, while upgrading to HD is $ 5 — Blu-ray to HD is also $ 2 — which is the exact same pricing as the in-store offering. Those who want to convert a few titles, and are lucky enough to get invited to the beta, can download the Windows-only application to a computer that has the required optical disc drive. Mac support is promised soon, but with the limited number of Macs with Blu-ray drives, we’d suspect that version will only work with DVDs.

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Vudu brings HDX 1080p streaming and downloadable movies to PCs

Vudu brings HDX 1080p streaming, downloadable movies to PCs

While HDX video clip has been a trademark for the Vudu service for years, when it launched streaming and Vudu-to-go downloads for Computers last year, they were restricted to basic definition. That’s been fixed lately, as the solution is now offering 1080p or 720p HDX video clip via the web. What you still won’t get on the COMPUTER sadly is higher quality noise as it’s still limited to stereo audio in the meantime, and in our tests we weren’t able to access the Flash streams on a phone or tablet. Just log into the internet site and you should be able to try it out for yourself, however you will need sufficient net speed and an HDCP-compliant display– have a look at the information at the link below.

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HDX 1080p streaming and downloadable movies to PCs originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 15 Nov 2012 22:49:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Roku update adds cross-provider search over Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO, Vudu and Crackle

Roku update adds crossprovider search across Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO, Vudu and Crackle

We’ve seen internet sites that let you search for TELEVISION and films on the internet around different solutions, but a new update for Roku is bringing that ability directly to its set-top boxes. Whether you’re searching by flick, TELEVISION show, actor or director it will certainly smell out associated content throughout a few of the greater profile solutions it provides, consisting of Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Crackle, Vudu and HBO Go. The new Roku Search function is front and center (when your second gen HD or higher player has actually been updated to the most recent variation) and in our tests worked quickly, finding content any place it was readily available and mentioning if it was readily available in HD. The only disadvantage is navigating the onscreen keyboard through remote, although you can easily constantly sub in your mobile device thanks to those just recently updated remote apps for iOS and Android. All in all Roku says it can easily reach its tendrils throughout around 130,000 titles and almost 100,000 actors and directors. Inspect after the break for a couple of screenshots and a fast demo video clip, hit the formal blog for more information or oblige an update on your hockey puck to inspect it out yourself.

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Watch Out, Netflix. Walmart Now Streaming Vudu Video On Demand On Walmart.com

Netflix just got some more competition. Walmart launched its video streaming service today and don’t just write it off as a “me too” service. This is a serious offering.

Walmart bought Vudu 18 months ago and has slowly evolved the business. Vudu, like Netflix, is available on a number of set-top boxes, gaming systems, and media streamers. Users have access to 20,000 titles, including titles the same day they hit DVD, when used on one of these devices. The just-launched service puts Vudu streaming directly on Walmart.com for instant viewing. The Walmart.com service doesn’t seem to have access to the entire library, but there’s still a good chunk available and that might be good enough to make Netflix slow its roll.

This isn’t a subscription service. It’s on-demand with rentals available from $ 1 to $ 5.99 and purchases starting at $ 4.99. That’s the same way Vudu has always worked. Except this time it’s available directly on the website of America’s largest retailer.

This release comes just two weeks after Netflix hiked a popular plan by 60%. Vudu, even with a smaller library, has always been considered the main alternative to Netflix, and now it seems as if Walmart is ready to give it the proper support and placement to make it a true competitor.



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Vudu starts streaming movies to the browser, but only in SD

Vudu’s movie service is already available on 300-odd set top boxes and HDTVs including the PS3 and Boxee Box, but now it can add your personal computer to the list since it will start streaming its entire catalog right on the company’s website. The Flash-based player will let customers watch movies they’ve rented or purchased like any other device, but due to licensing issues it’s limited to a maximum 480p resolution with stereo sound for now. That’s disappointing for a company that pioneered high quality 1080p streaming with its HDX format but it could help attract customers who find a rental packed in with one of their DVDs or Blu-ray discs from Walmart. There’s no word yet on plans for mobile devices, but general manager Edward Lichty confirmed to us it plans to make content accessible in “as many places as possible” so we’d expect to hear something on that front soon (but probably after the launch of premium VOD.) Until then, there’s a few more screens in the gallery and a press release after the break or you can just check out the 2.0 interface for yourself on Vudu.com once everything goes live.

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Vudu starts streaming movies to the browser, but only in SD originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 12 Apr 2011 00:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Boxee Box Update Rolls Out Today, Hulu, Vudu Immanent


A cryptic Tweet from Boxee points to a new firmware version rolling out in the next few hours, one that probably promises Vudu and Hulu content on what Matt calls “his favorite box.”



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Netflix and VUDU not hitting Boxee Box till January… as if you couldn’t have guessed

According to a post that’s just gone live on Boxee’s blog, users of the Boxee Box won’t see VUDU or Netflix content on their TVs until January. We know, the wait will be painful. According to the Boxee team, VUDU offerings should hit the platform as soon as next week, but Netflix won’t be made available until the end of the month. The company claims that both services are up and running in its offices, but more time was needed to “test each application to make sure they are ready for launch.” It’s nice to know where we stand, though it would have been even nicer to get more frequent updates on the status of these apps, instead of a last-minute blog post on New Year’s Eve.

Still, the post has equal touches of hopefulness for the bright future Boxee sees for home entertainment, and acknowledgment of the massive challenges the startup faces in the coming year. In their words: “As we get ready for the New Year tomorrow and CES next week, it’s clear that in 2011 we will be competing with companies that spend more feeding their employees that we have to pay ours. We’re confident though that our small team will continue to push the envelop of what people expect from their TVs.” Here at Engadget, we’re eager to see how it all plays out, but we’re definitely rooting for underdogs like Boxee who have pioneered so much of what the world is just waking up to. 2011 is going to be a crazy year!

Netflix and VUDU not hitting Boxee Box till January… as if you couldn’t have guessed originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 31 Dec 2010 21:43:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Vudu Now Available On The PS3


It really is that simple (if you’re in the US).

Download the app (it’s free) and start watching movies (they aren’t free).



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