Posted Mon Nov 21, 2011 at 09:00 AM PST by Dick Ward
The company has announced a few deals as well, like $5 credit when you buy a DVD or Blu-ray at Walmart.
The folks at Vudu tend to be held up as the one group that's doing digital distribution right - at least when it comes to video and audio quality. Today they've stepped over another significant hurdle in the online video world.
If you bought a movie from Vudu, you can now download that movie to your computer for future watching. That means you don't have to be online to watch the movie you bought online - a really nice step forward.
The downside of course, is that since it's a PC version you'll be stuck with standard definition. On the plus side, if the format is right this could be transferrable to smartphones, game systems and tablets.
The company announced a few cool deals too. If you buy select films from Walmart you'll be getting a $5 Vudu credit or a free Vudu rental from a list of selected titles.
To download, simply go to VUDU, head over to your purchased movies and hit "Download"
Today VUDU launched VUDU-To-Go, a new feature that allows customers to download purchased movies and television shows to their computers and watch them later. Any purchased title within VUDU’s catalog of 40,000 blockbusters, Hollywood classics, independent films, and TV shows can now be downloaded to your PC or Mac to watch at a later time.
In addition to VUDU streaming, now customers can also enjoy their VUDU movie libraries on their computer whenever they want – and without an Internet connection. Perfect for plane trips, car rides and more, the new feature allows you to take your VUDU entertainment with you.
To download your purchased VUDU content, simply visit www.vudu.com/movies, navigate to purchased movies and television shows and click the “Download” button. VUDU movie purchases start at $4.99 and TV show purchases start at $1.99 per episode and start at $7.99 –for a complete season. There is no additional download fee.
Also new and in time for the holidays, VUDU has special offers on more than 25 DVDs and Blu-ray titles at Walmart stores. Specific offers include:
$5 Credit: VUDU offers a $5 credit on select DVD or Blu-ray purchases at Walmart. Beginning on Dec. 2, families purchasing The Smurfs at Walmart stores will receive a $5 VUDU credit. Additional movies with a $5 VUDU credit include Megamind (through Nov. 30), No Strings Attached (through Nov. 30), Ghostbusters, Spiderman, Men in Black and more.
Digital E-copy: Families who purchase a variety of Blu-ray Discs or DVDs including When Harry Met Sally (through Nov. 30), Scream 4, and Stake Land will also receive a digital copy of the movie.
BOGO: VUDU has a “Buy One, Get One” offer for families who purchase Despicable Me, Crazy Heart or any of the X-Men movies (including X-Men I, X-Men II, X-Men III, X-Men Wolverine). After purchasing one of these DVDs or Blu-ray Discs at Walmart, customers can choose from a selection of free VUDU rentals.
In addition, select HP PCs and laptops at Walmart stores will provide direct access to VUDU on the home screen. Customers simply click on the VUDU icon to be connected directly to VUDU.com where they can stream more than 40,000 blockbusters, Hollywood classics, independent films and TV episodes.
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