VUDU Launches Video-On-Demand Web App For iPad

VUDU Launches Video-On-Demand Web App For iPad


It appears Amazon isn’t the only major player to be moving its content to the cloud this week, with Walmart-owned VUDU also launching its own cloud-based video-on-demand service.

Available as a web app just like Kindle Cloud Reader, VUDU’s VOD service offers those in the U.S. a wide variety of movies available to rent, (and purchase), with most of these movies arriving H.264 encoded.

Optimizing the entire service for use on the tablet, due to licensing agreements between major studios and Walmart some video content is only available to stream or purchase in standard definition. For example, if you choose to rent or buy a movie you can expect to be able to watch is in standard definition on your iPad, PC or Mac. If you rent or buy a movie for your TV, however, you’ll be able to watch this in full HD quality.

VUDU, a leading subscription-free, video-on-demand movie service and wholly owned subsidiary of Walmart stores, has optimized the navigation experience of VUDU.com to enable millions of iPad owners to rent or buy entertainment content and then stream it easily through any iPad browser.

If you’re a Disney fan, though, you probably won’t find the entire collection here. That said, VUDU’s content catalog is ever expanding, so if you don’t happen to be able to find what you’re looking for the first time round, we’re pretty sure it’ll be on there soon.

To get started, simply head to VUDU from Mobile Safari on your iPad.

[via MacStories]