Calif. - Walmart officially unveiled the integration of its Vudu video
streaming service with its Walmart.com e-commerce site Tuesday.
By combining the
offerings, Walmart customers have the ability to shop for thousands of digital
Vudu movie titles for purchase or rent directly on Walmart.com
for movies online can choose from the digital Vudu title and/or the physical
title (DVD or Blu-ray Disc). Those who select the digital title complete their
transaction through Walmart.com's checkout, and then can stream the movie
directly from Walmart.com, Vudu.com or from one of more than 300 Vudu-enabled
"At Walmart, one
of our key priorities is to provide a continuous channel for our customers,
from our stores to our powerful e-commerce and social media platforms," stated
Steve Nave, Walmart.com senior VP and general manager. "With Vudu becoming
increasingly popular among our customers, we're providing them more access to
enjoy this digital entertainment experience directly online at Walmart.com."
To celebrate the
launch on Walmart.com, Vudu said it is inviting fans on Walmart's Facebook page
to vote for a new release title that will be available to rent for only 99
cents. The titles to choose from include:
"Diary of a Wimpy
Kid 2: Rodrick Rules", "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1", and "Gnomeo
Customers can vote
by "liking" their pick at www.facebook.com/walmart
by 5 p.m. Eastern, July 27. The
winning title will be available for rent at the 99 cent rate on Friday, July
launched the first digital movie card, which allows customers to purchase a Vudu
movie in Walmart stores and view the movie digitally through Vudu. The
streaming service is also available on almost all of Walmart's Internet-capable
HDTVs and Blu-ray Disc players, with several models featuring a "one touch" Vudu
button on remote controls.
Santa Clara, Calif. - Walmart officially unveiled the integration of its Vudu video streaming service with its Walmart.com e-commerce site Tuesday.