Entertainment &Online Video &Software &Video Rental Steven Kippel on 06 Jan 2010

Vudu adds apps

Vudu adds apps

VUDU logoThis year’s CES expo has certainly been well for Vudu. Not only has LG announced a Blu-ray Disc player with Vudu and a 250GB hard drive, and new partnerships with Sharp, Mitsubishi, Vizio, Toshiba and Sanyo forged, but they’ve also improved their service for their users.

Vudu Apps is a platform these stated manufacturers may add to their hardware, much like the Yahoo! Widgets we’ve seen on TVs last year. The user can chose amongst the apps to install on their own device, while manufacturers can deny certain apps at their discretion.

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There are over 100 apps already available. The more popular apps include:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pandora
  • Dailymotion
  • Picasa
  • Flickr
  • The New York Times
  • Associated Press
  • NBC Nightly News
  • DiggNation

It seems Vudu is becoming a very serious competitor in the streaming video market. With last year’s introduction of 1080p video, true 5.1 Dolby surround sound, the addition of the Criterion Collection movie library, and Rotten Tomatoes, they truly have an enviable service.

2 Responses to “Vudu adds apps”

  1. on 07 Jan 2010 at 11:42 AM 1.Preorder XStreamHD now » Blu-ray, HDTV, DVD info at WesleyTech.com said …

    […] for them: 1080p video and lossless 7.1 audio. Now that Vudu is streaming 1080p with 5.1 audio, and new partnerships with many hardware manufacturers, it seems they have their work cut out for them. (Press Release) […]

  2. on 22 Feb 2010 at 9:31 PM 2.Walmart to purchase Vudu » Blu-ray, HDTV, DVD info at WesleyTech.com said …

    […] service (Vudu) with the market-leading retailer. At the CES expo earlier this year, Vudu announced many new hardware partners and a new app service. It will be interesting to see how Walmart will […]

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