Watch Out, Netflix. Walmart Now Streaming Vudu Video On Demand On Walmart.com
Netflix just got some more competition. Walmart launched its video streaming service today and don't just write it off as a "me too" service. This is a serious offering. Walmart bought Vudu 18 months ago and has slowly evolved the business. Vudu, like Netflix, is available on a number of set-top boxes, gaming systems, and media streamers. Users have access to 20,000 titles, including titles the same day they hit DVD, when used on one of these devices. The just-launched service puts Vudu streaming directly on Walmart.com for instant viewing. The Walmart.com service doesn't seem to have access to the entire library, but there's still a good chunk available and that might be good enough to make Netflix slow its roll.