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Vudu’s new ‘Family Play’ scrubs scenes to make movies safe for kids

Vudu’s new ‘Family Play’ scrubs scenes to make movies safe for kids

Walmart's Vudu digital video platform has introduced a new feature called Family Play that scrubs certain scenes out of movies so that younger audiences can watch them. The feature is available on a selection of movies offered on the Vudu platform, a number that will grow over future weeks and months, according to the company. The service now also offers a Kids Mode and reviews designed for parents.

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Walmart will launch its own original shows through Vudu platform

Walmart will launch its own original shows through Vudu platform

Walmart's Vudu video streaming service is about to launch its own lineup of original content, the company announced on Wednesday. The move follows previous rumors that claimed Walmart was considering the launch of a new streaming service, something it reportedly abandoned in favor of focusing on its existing Vudu service. The content will include a thriller and new version of kids show Blue's Clues.

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Walmart drops unofficial streaming service in favor of Vudu

Walmart drops unofficial streaming service in favor of Vudu

Last summer, a report claimed that Walmart was planning to launch its own video streaming service, a product that would differ from its existing Vudu offering. Sources speaking at that time had cautioned that Walmart wasn't final in its decision to proceed with a streaming service, and now a new report claims that Walmart has made an unexpected decision: it won't launch the product.

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Walmart’s Vudu taps MGM for original ad-supported video content

Walmart’s Vudu taps MGM for original ad-supported video content

Walmart has teamed up with Metro Goldwyn Mayer to get original content for its Vudu on-demand video streaming service, the company has announced. The move follows many other bigger names in the video streaming market, most of them seeing great success with their own original offerings, Netflix arguably the most popular among them.

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Friday the 13th streaming : where Jason Vorhees lives right now

Friday the 13th streaming : where Jason Vorhees lives right now

It's lucky Friday the 13th again, and right smack in the middle of October - perfect timing for a Jason Voorhees / Friday the 13th scary horror movie marathon. We've got the latest updated collection of locations where Friday the 13th films are streaming - legally, of course. We've also got a few suggestions for those thrill-seekers that don't want to stick strictly to Jason - but they're all horrific!

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Movies Anywhere is your one stop digital movie shop

Movies Anywhere is your one stop digital movie shop

There are hundreds, no, thousands of movies available almost literally at our fingertips, on smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and more. But these naturally come from different sources via different channels, almost all of which are in competition with one another. Wouldn't it be grand if there was just one place to find and watch them all? That nearly impossible dream has suddenly come true with the new Movies Anywhere platform that brings together five Hollywood studios and four digital retailers under one roof, coexisting in peace and harmony.

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Walmart’s Vudu service now lets you convert discs into digital movies

Walmart’s Vudu service now lets you convert discs into digital movies

If you have a large movie library on disc and you happen to use Walmart's streaming service, Vudu, then you might like this bit of news. Walmart has announced that it will now allow Vudu users to convert their disc-based movies to digital ones, regardless of if they're DVDs or Blu-Rays. The service goes live today and it supports around 8,000 movies.

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Vudu mobile apps now support downloading movies

Vudu mobile apps now support downloading movies

Video streaming is fine and dandy, but until that day when Internet access becomes both omnipresent and super fast, not to mention cheap, there will always be times when you’d opt for a “download once, watch anywhere” kind of deal. Vudu, one of the many video streaming services vying for your attention (and subscription money) has just stepped up its game by allowing exactly for that scenario. Now subscribers can save on money, bandwidth, and headache by downloading movies for offline viewing. Provided you own or rented your copy, of course.

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Walmart VUDU Spark streaming stick details arrive

Walmart VUDU Spark streaming stick details arrive

Google, Amazon, and Roku have all gotten into the streaming stick game, and signs surfaced a couple months ago that Walmart would soon be doing the same in conjunction with its VUDU service. Now the company has put up a page that shows that launch is imminent -- Walmart is touting its new VUDU Spark streaming stick, a small dongle that resembles Roku's streaming stick and functions, more or less, in the same manner. The device should be up for sale any time now.

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VUDU Spark streaming dongle spotted to take on Chromecast

VUDU Spark streaming dongle spotted to take on Chromecast

Walmart's VUDU streaming movie service looks set to get an HDMI dongle of its own, with the new hardware spotted passing through FCC testing ahead of its retail launch. Dubbed the VUDU Spark, the adapter follows in the well-worn footsteps of Google's Chromecast and Roku's Streaming Stick by hiding behind your TV in a spare HDMI port and connecting wirelessly to your router over WiFi. However, compared to some of the other set-top box solutions we've seen in recent months, Walmart's is looking a little one-dimensional.

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TiVo adds Walmart’s VUDU video service

TiVo adds Walmart’s VUDU video service

Netflix and Hulu Plus might be the two best known video streaming services at the moment, but many competitors exist, not the least of which is Walmart's VUDU. Like some other services, VUDU allows its customers to rent and buy digital movies and TV shows, including things like flat-rate season bundles for entire series seasons. The service has long been available on many set top box devices, including various Roku models, and now it has finally arrived for those using TiVo.

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VUDU adds movie sharing feature

VUDU adds movie sharing feature

Vudu, the movie service, has decided to bestow users with the ability to be generous with their movie library, something that has become more difficult and occasionally awkward with the transition to digital. On its blog today, the service announced the arrival of "Share My Movies".

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