Vudu streaming video service comes to LG TVs

By on July 29, 2009, 5:21 PM
Streaming media provider Vudu has announced a partnership with LG to embed its service with several connected HDTVs starting next month. The announcement marks a turning point for the two-year-old service, which up until recently required a proprietary set-top box to deliver videos, and follows similar moves by Netflix and Amazon who are also busy getting their movie services into a number of consumer electronics devices.

Vuduís on-demand service will appear on LG's NetCast TVs, comprising the LH50 LCDs and the PS80 plasmas, and will allow customers to instantly buy or rent from the companyís 14,000-plus standard and HD video library with no monthly fees. The company claims that the embedded version of its video client will offer the same features and performance as the BX100, without the extra clutter. Their standalone set-top box will still be available through outlets like Best Buy, though.

LGís NetCast Entertainment Access service also offers content from CinemaNow, YouTube, and Netflix, in addition to Yahoo! TV Widgets and now Vudu.

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I will never buy vudu because I will not buy a TV for just 1 service. Also if this video technology is flaky I cannot trust vudu to deliver. Also considering the average person today in the US has only 3Mbps, the majority of us will not be getting 720p or 1080p so what is the point of this service? I also don't like to pay by the movie and much prefer subscriptions services such as Netflix ( and MyTVPAL ( ).

Netflix offers a much wider selection and MyTVPAL requires much less bandwidth over devices with higher quality.

Vudu needs to give it's head a shake.

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