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Roku update brings surround sound to Smart Soundbar

Roku update brings surround sound to Smart Soundbar

Roku today announced that it will soon be pushing an update to its smart soundbars that will enable support for surround sound setups. At the same time, Walmart is launching new Roku wireless surround sound speakers through its onn brand, so if you need to buy additional speakers to pad out your surround sound setup once this update ships, Walmart is one of the companies vying for your dollar.

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Walmart bundles Xbox One S with Minecraft, V-Bucks, Xbox Live Gold

Walmart bundles Xbox One S with Minecraft, V-Bucks, Xbox Live Gold

Walmart has launched a new relatively cheap Xbox One S 1TB console bundle that includes three games, one of which is free, as well as extra perks on top of it like V-Bucks and a long free Xbox Live Gold trial. This is the slim digital-only version of the Xbox One console, meaning it doesn't have a disc drive and can only be used with digitally downloaded games, music, and movies.

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Leaked Walmart plan to take on Amazon includes 5G and edge computing

Leaked Walmart plan to take on Amazon includes 5G and edge computing

Walmart plans to leverage its existing chain of supercenters in its battle against competitor Amazon, according to a new report. Rather than trying to compete with Amazon in its domain (e-commerce), Walmart will reportedly use its existing stores to provide customers with rapid deliveries and access to goods, as well as experiences they can't order online. Among other things, the company reportedly wants to turn its stores into 'edge computing' centers, transform warehouses into processing and shipping centers for third-party products, and more.

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Vudu now gives customers half an hour to undo movie rentals

Vudu now gives customers half an hour to undo movie rentals

If you rent a movie through Walmart's Vudu video streaming platform, only to change your mind minutes later, the company will now let you undo the purchase and get your money back in the form of credits. There are some restrictions on the new cancellation process, including a time limit on how long users can choose to undo the purchase.

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Walmart Nintendo Switch bundle makes the case with Mario

Walmart Nintendo Switch bundle makes the case with Mario

If you made it through both Black Friday and Cyber Monday without picking up one of the Switch bundles on offer, Walmart is back today with a new bundle to tempt you. This is the third distinct Switch bundle we've seen throughout the week, and it's a pretty solid alternative to yesterday's Cyber Monday deal.

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Walmart ends Jet.com fresh grocery delivery test, won’t expand service

Walmart ends Jet.com fresh grocery delivery test, won’t expand service

Walmart's Jet.com is ditching fresh grocery deliveries in New York, the company has confirmed, bringing an end to the test that started around one year ago. Jet.com isn't going anywhere as a service, but will instead shift its focus to general merchandise and dry goods, according to a new report, leaving fresh grocery deliveries to other companies. Walmart's own grocery pickup and delivery options aren't going anywhere, however.

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Walmart’s voice ordering feature gets support for Siri

Walmart’s voice ordering feature gets support for Siri

Walmart Voice Order, the company's feature for ordering items using voice commands, now supports Apple's Siri assistant. The new support brings Walmart Voice Ordering to Macs, iPhones and iPads, the Apple Watch, and even CarPlay and HomePod smart speakers. The Siri support joins previously added compatibility with Google Assistant.

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Roku and Walmart launch budget Smart Soundbar and Wireless Subwoofer

Roku and Walmart launch budget Smart Soundbar and Wireless Subwoofer

Roku has teamed with Walmart to launch its new Onn Roku Smart Soundbar and Onn Roku Wireless Subwoofer. The two products are offered under Walmart's Onn brand at lower prices than Roku's previously launched Smart Soundbar product, offering better audio than one would get from their TV's built-in speakers, but at a price that makes the devices affordable for most consumers.

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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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Google Photos prints with CVS and Walmart: Ordering details

Google Photos prints with CVS and Walmart: Ordering details

Today we're looking at Google Photos latest update that includes new collaboration with CVS and Walmart for photo prints. Google Photos has access to soft and hard-cover books as well as prints of photos at "11,000 locations with print centers across the U.S." as of this week. As it is with any photo printing service via your phone or computer, this service has some fine print details which you'll want to become familiar.

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Walmart Delivery Unlimited is about to get a big expansion

Walmart Delivery Unlimited is about to get a big expansion

Earlier in the summer, Walmart rolled out a new subscription service called Delivery Unlimited. This, as you may have already guessed from the name, was a departure from Walmart's standard delivery service that charged customers a per-order fee for delivery, with Delivery Unlimited running $98 per year or $12.95 per month. It seems that initial roll out back in July was a successful one, as Walmart has announced that it will soon begin expanding the service.

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Walmart adds SNAP support for online grocery orders at all pickup locations

Walmart adds SNAP support for online grocery orders at all pickup locations

In April, the US Department of Agriculture revealed that it had launched a pilot program allowing some SNAP recipients to purchase groceries online. Walmart and Amazon are both participating in the two-year pilot program, and Walmart has just expanded its own test involving SNAP payments. Under that expansion, all Walmart pickup locations now accept EBT card payments for online grocery orders.

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