Vudu Hits Android Devices3 Jan, 2013 By: Chris Tribbey
Android device users now have access to Walmart’s Vudu subscription-free VOD movie and TV video service, another boost for UltraViolet, the cloud-based entertainment ecosystem available through Vudu.
The free application is available through the Google Play store and runs on devices running the Android 4.0 operating system or higher. Vudu promises to enable the app for other Android operating systems soon.
“The popularity of Vudu combined with Android, the world's most popular mobile operating system, provides customers with even more convenience and access to new releases, Hollywood favorites and shows,” said Vudu GM Prasanna Ganesan. “Since pioneering movie-on-demand, our mission at Vudu has been to give fans instant access to the greatest selection of movies and TV shows available, on as many devices as possible and with the highest streaming quality.”
Users can download their personal collections to Android devices within the Vudu app, allowing them to watch their content without the need for an Internet connection.
Vudu also announced that the Xbox 360 now supports 1080p HDX video streaming, and that new users who sign on to Vudu can receive 10 free movies when they link to or create an UltraViolet account. That offer expires March 30.