VUDU Launches on Xbox 360 and Announces End-of-Year Savings on Top Movies and
New voice-controlled experience on Xbox 360 allows customers more interactive
options to search and browse VUDU's expansive catalog.
SAN BRUNO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2011
SAN BRUNO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Walmart (NYSE: WMT) today
announced the launch of its popular VUDU entertainment service on Xbox 360.
Xbox LIVE customers can now shop VUDU's library using new, interactive
features such as voice search, voice control and Kinect gesture commands to
rent or own the latest Hollywood hits, TV shows, cinema classics and
independent gems in standard or high definition. To encourage customers to try
VUDU on Xbox, VUDU is offering a $4.99 credit toward their first rental or
purchase. Also, through today only (11:30 p.m. PST) at Walmart.com, customers
can get free shipping to home on Microsoft Xbox 360 consoles, games and
accessories and still receive in time for Christmas.
Kinect for Xbox 360 offers customers the ability to become the controller,
using their body and Bing voice search to browse VUDU's expansive catalog, and
their voice to play, pause, fast forward or rewind content. Because VUDU is a
cloud-based service, content purchased via the Xbox LIVE service is viewable
on other VUDU-enabled devices or platforms including game consoles,
Internet-connected Blu-ray players and HDTVs, tablets, computers, Walmart.com
and more. Also, content purchased on any of these platforms can be viewed on
the Xbox LIVE service.
"VUDU on Xbox 360 brings more fun into finding, watching and buying your
favorite movies and TV shows," said Edward Lichty, general manager, VUDU.
"With the new, interactive features on Xbox 360 to browse VUDU's library,
along with special savings like 99-cent VUDU rentals, we hope to make the
holidays even more entertaining and affordable for families."
"Our partnership with VUDU marks a significant milestone in our vision to
bring you all the TV entertainment you want, shared with the people you care
about, made easy," said Pete Thompson, General Manager, Xbox LIVE. "By
bringing VUDU to the Xbox LIVE service and adding the magic of Kinect, we are
transforming the way consumers experience entertainment forever."
VUDU End-of-Year Savings
As families gear up to watch their favorite movies and TV shows together this
holiday, VUDU is offering big end-of-year savings and digital exclusives.
o99-cent rentals including Jingle All the Way starring Arnold
Schwarzenegger and A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints starring Robert
oEarly digital availability of Moneyball starring Brad Pitt and Abduction
starring Taylor Lautner.
o50%+ savings on holiday favorites like Christmas with the Kranks, The
Holiday and This Christmas.
oSeason 1 episodes (to date) of Pan Am free
oEvery first episode from all BBC America seasons for just 99 cents each.
Free Shipping on Xbox 360 Consoles, Games and Accessories
At Walmart.com, customers can save more on Xbox 360 with free shipping to
their home, local Walmart store and participating FedEx Office locations. More
is available at http://www.walmart.com/cp/Free-Shipping/1088989.
oHome Free – through today only (11:30 p.m. PST), customers can order
online and receive free shipping to home on Microsoft Xbox consoles, games
and accessories in time for Christmas.
oSite to Store – order online and receive free shipping to a Walmart store
within 5-10 days.
oFedEx Site to Store – order online and receive free shipping to
participating FedEx Office locations.This service in now available in
more than 650 FedEx Office locations in New York City, Los Angeles,
Washington, DC, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Portland, Seattle,
Minneapolis, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Denver, Miami, Cincinnati and
oPick Up Today – order store items online for same-day pickup at a Walmart
Expanded VUDU Library
VUDU's recently expanded catalog features newly added TV shows from CBS,
Comedy Central, HBO®, MTV, National Geographic, Nickelodeon and SHOWTIME® as
well as blockbuster movies, Hollywood classics and independent films. Now,
more than half of VUDU's library is available in high definition, and VUDU
also delivers a cinema-like experience with vibrant-streaming HD and rich
Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 and 7.1 Surround Sound.
Customers can access VUDU using their Xbox LIVE Gold subscription as well as
their existing Xbox billing credentials without the need to enter a separate
credit card. For more information, go to www.walmart.com/vudu or www.vudu.com.
A leader in HD streaming, VUDU offers the world's largest selection of HD
movies, including thousands of blockbusters, Hollywood classics and indies
available in stunning HDX 1080p with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 and 7.1 Surround
Sound. Movies are available the same day they are released on DVD or Blu-ray,
and can be rented or purchased without a subscription. VUDU is available on
Internet-capable HDTVs and Blu-ray Disc players from FUNAI Electronics
(Magnavox, Sylvania), LG Electronics, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics,
Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, SANYO, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba and VIZIO, and on the
PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system from Sony. VUDU is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Walmart Stores, Inc., and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.
For more information, visit http://www.vudu.com/.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 200
million times per week at over 9,700 retail units under 69 different banners
in 28 countries. With fiscal year 2011 sales of $419 billion, Walmart employs
2.1 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in
sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional
information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://walmartstores.com
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Contact: Walmart Media Relations, 1-800-331-0085,
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