Walmart sells Vudu to Fandango as it exits streaming market

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  • Reply 21 of 23
    StrangeDaysStrangeDays Posts: 12,001member
    Yeah I use that scanning feature too. It’s pretty sweet. 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 22 of 23
    gentooguy said:

    ...Wal-Mart launched Vudu almost 20 years ago to sell MP3 downloads and DVDs...
    Most of your statement is correct, but Walmart did not launch Vudu, nor has it been 20 years (it's been 10). Vudu was launched as a startup 16 years ago, and they had their own box (see https://www.bigpicturebigsound.com/vudu-review-1285.shtml for a review and unboxing pics), which they unveiled in 2007. It was a competitor for iTunes movie rentals (the first Apple TV launched at the same time). Netflix and Roku produced the "Roku Netflix Player" in 2008 and that sort of killed Vudu's aims with its box. They stopped the box in very early 2010 and Walmart bought them soon thereafter.
    watto_cobra
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