Today we announced that VUDU is soon to be live on Panasonic VIERA CAST™-enabled Blu-ray Disc players. Beginning November 24th owners of Panasonic’s premium Home Theater devices will be able to access VUDU from their living rooms (just in time to stream Planes, Trains and Automobiles for the whole family).
With the addition of Panasonic, you can now find VUDU streaming the best in HD movies on TVs and Blu-ray players from LG, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Samsung, SANYO, Sharp, Toshiba and Vizio, and on entertainment systems from with our first console partner, the Sony PlayStation 3.
We’ve been pretty busy at VUDU these past few weeks: introducing thousands of titles available for $2 for 2 nights, a Toy Story 3 digital copy with physical purchase, VUDU availability on Boxee and the Boxee Box, the upcoming VUDU 2.0 interface and the VUDU application on Sony PlayStation 3! Stay tuned — we’re not slowing down! We’re going to continue to bring you our top quality service on your favorite connected device. Now pass the turkey.
Panasonic VIERA CAST™ Home Screen
Today at the Dolby Theatre in San Francisco, we had the press in for a sneak peek at our new user interface (up on the big screen!). We wish we could have invited all of you, but here’s a snapshot:
And a little bit of this:
Everyone loved our original interface, so we kept everything that was great about VUDU 1.0 and worked to make it even better. VUDU 2.0 offers improved browsing, search and navigation, so now all those HD movies are even easier to discover, experience and share. The redesigned service also delivers recommendations based on your viewing history. And of course, we still offer the largest collection of HD and HDX media on demand, with rich Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound.
We also announced an amazing new partnership with PlayStation®3, bringing another member to our family of VUDU enabled device. .
Because VUDU is a cloud-based service, all of your VUDU enabled devices will automatically be updated with the new UI without discs, downloads or hassles. We’ll begin rolling 2.0 out before the end of the year – we know you’re going to love it!
We’ve teamed up with Sony Computer Entertainment America to deliver the world’s largest selection of streaming HD movies to PlayStation®3 owners, just in time for the Holidays! The PlayStation®3 VUDU application takes all of the High Definition streaming goodness that you already know and love and delivers it on a super fast, super powerful device, bringing you an incredibly high quality in-home cinema experience over your entertainment console.
VUDU aims to reach you on any connected device you use, and streaming to PS3™ is a new and very connected way to reach you. With VUDU on PS3™ we can deliver a truly immersive movie watching experience to those loyal to their entertainment console. VUDU will launch on PS3™ later this month, and will begin rolling out a new 2.0 interface to all VUDU enabled devices by the end of the year. So sit back, relax and get ready for some great movie watching!
Walmart and VUDU have joined forces to deliver physical and digital copies of one of the year’s biggest blockbusters for one low price. Starting today, anybody who buys Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 3 Exclusive Special Edition 3 Disc Set on DVD or Blu-Ray at Wal-martgets a digital copy on the VUDU streaming movie service.
Yes, you read that correctly – buy a physical copy at Walmart and the digital copy is included via VUDU. The future of media has officially arrived, and it is awesome!
If your kids want to watch Toy Story 3 but the physical disc is in the minivan — no problem! Just stream the digital copy to your home theater with VUDU. Or, conversely, if you are on the road and need to play the movie but the disc is at your house – also no problem! With your Internet connection, you can stream your VUDU movies directly to your PC or Mac via Boxee’s free media center software. Walmart and VUDU have delivered a “watch anywhere” world, where users aren’t limited by “how” they bought a piece of content. Physical or streaming – done.
We are excited to be part of this ground breaking offer, coupling physical and digital media in an awesome new way (sort of like when peanut butter first met chocolate). This holiday season the leader in children’s entertainment (that’s Disney), working with the world’s largest retailer (that’s Walmart) and the world’s best streaming movie service (that’s us – great to be on this list!), are making it easier than ever to get one of the year’s best movies (that’s Toy Story 3).
Today we announced VUDU will soon be available on Boxee – users will be able to access VUDU’s immense streaming library via PC or Mac and on the upcoming Boxee Box this November. Get ready to watch what you want, where you want it!
VUDU users will be able to download Boxee’s free media center software on Mac or PC to access our massive SD movie collection, including thousands of titles available for $2 rentals for two nights.
On D-Link’s Boxee Box, VUDU users will experience the full HD and HDX library in 1080p streamed directly to their HDTV with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound. Millions of HDTV owners can turn their HDTV into VUDU-enabled HDTVs for the highest quality movie experience.
VUDU adds a huge collection of Hollywood hits and indie films to Boxee’s premium TV shows and Internet content– we look forward to streaming to you on Boxee!