Walmart’s streaming video service, Vudu, will be arriving on Apple TV starting August 22.
With the launch of a dedicated Apple TV app, Vudu users will no longer need to look for various workaround to watch their favorite programming, such as Apple TV’s AirPlay feature. The service is available only in the US for Apple TV users, and Vudu supports 179 platforms.
Vudu has quite an impressive repository of movies and television shows, including new releases that members can either rent or purchase. It also allows members to convert their DVD and Blue-ray content to an HD streaming video copy for a small fee. Though Vudu confirmed its arrival to the fourth generation Apple TV, it took some time for developers to make it compatible, due to Apple’s policies preventing third party services from selling movies within their apps.
Walmart is an American multinational retail corporation, operating a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores. Walmart acquired Vudu, a company based in Santa Clara, in 2010. Vudu’s services and apps platform offers customers content in formats they want with focus on quality, value and convenience. Vudu allows users to rent and buy more than 100,000 films and TV titles, and also allows storing digital rights to videos and shows in Ultraviolet (cloud locker) to be viewed later on connected devices.
The Vudu app is already available on other platforms like PCs, Macs, Roku, Chromecast, consoles, Android mobile devices and various connected TVs and Blu-ray Disc players. Apple has been considering adding Vudu to its streaming service for quite some time now, and finally gave the green light, similar to adding Amazon Prime Video app earlier this year.
As mentioned, Vudu will be made available to fourth generation Apple TV users in the United States starting on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.