Vudu is making itself available on Apple’s iPad, a move that will help the streaming-video service expand distribution and keep pace with market leader Netflix.
Vudu said in a joint statement with parent company and retailing powerhouse, Wal-Mart Stores, that iPad owners in the US can now access Vudu through their browsers (not through an app).
Wal-Mart and Vudu said they have created a new “navigation experience” for iPad users who visit the service online. Through the new feature, iPad owners can rent or purchase one of Vudu’s 20,000 movies and TV shows. Renting or purchasing Vudu’s videos from the iPad works the same as it does on a PC and the prices are the same.
Unlike Netflix, users can’t watch connect if they’re not connected to the Internet.