Vudu Offering Movie Viewing & Rental In Your Web Browser

The streaming service Vudu has now made its offerings available through the web browser. Vudu who are owned by Walmart will now be allowing consumers to watch and rent movies from your PC, rather than through a TV, Blu-ray player or set top box.

Vudu has all of the latest releases, including a library of over 17,000 movies and TV shows according to Mashable. The titles that you choose to rent come in 3 different qualities which are most likely to be 480p, 720p and 1080p. The prices for a 24 hour rental of each title are $3.99, $4.99 or $5.99 depending of course on the level of quality you wish to watch. We brought you the news during the consumer electronics show that Vudu were to offer 3D movie streaming.

Vudu’s on demand service will add another platform for users, but is this new move likely to vastly improve their business? On demand movie and TV streaming has become very popular and as a result opened up a huge market with plenty of competition. Big rivals include Hulu, Netflix, LoveFilm, Amazon and even Facebook who have entered the movie streaming market as they offer the Dark Kinght, because of a deal with Warner Brothers.

Cnet has reported that Vudu are not content with the current offerings they have, they want much more. One of their bosses Edward Lichty said that “they want to be on any device that can connect to the internet.” Will the web browser offering on Vudu.com be a success and can they compete up there with the likes of Hulu and Netflix? Leave us your thoughts in the comments below.