Posted Mon Oct 20, 2014 at 10:30 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The new service automatically gives Walmart customers digital copies of the films they buy.
VUDU and Walmart have announced the launch of InstaWatch. The new feature allows customers to scan their Walmart receipts to receive digital copies of eligible Blu-rays and DVDs on VUDU for no extra charge.
To use the service, customers simply need to download the Walmart Savings Catcher app for Android and iOS devices and create a Walmart.com account. Then, users can simply scan their receipts after purchasing eligible movies at a Walmart store, and the digital copies will automatically be available to play through VUDU on their smartphones, tablets, computers, gaming consoles, or streaming players. Likewise, customers who purchase eligible discs from Walmart.com will automatically receive a confirmation email telling them that their VUDU digital copy is ready. The service currently supports about 800 titles available for purchase in-store, and about 1,100 titles available for purchase online, including many popular films from major studios like DreamWorks, Fox, Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, Universal and Warner. For now, Disney has yet to sign on for the feature.
InstaWatch is now available for all Walmart customers. VUDU is available on a variety of mobile devices, smart TVs, Blu-ray players, video game consoles, and streaming boxes -- including the Roku 3 and Chromecast.
Sources: VUDU, VUDU Blog, USA Today
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