Walmart brings Vudu streaming service to Apple TV next week


Vudu app
Vudu is already available on rival platforms.
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Walmart is bringing its Vudu streaming service to the Apple TV.

A native app, which will offer more than 100,000 titles for rent or purchase, will be available on tvOS next week.

Vudu is already available on 179 platforms and devices, including Chromecast, Roku and anything powered by iOS. It has been notably lacking Apple TV support, but Walmart promised back in June a tvOS app was finally on its way.

Now Variety reports that the app will be available August 22, offering more than 100,000 movies and TV shows. Some of its latest releases include Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Boss Baby, Kong: Skull Island and Baywatch.

Vudu isn’t like other streaming video services

Vudu is unlike other streaming services in that it’s much more generous with its content. It offer thousands of free, ad-supported titles. And it allows users to share the movies and TV shows they’ve purchased with up to five friends for free.

What’s more, Vudu supports the UltraViolet standard, allowing users to stream or download any UltraViolet title (as long as its catalog contains it) regardless of where it was purchased.

Vudu’s arrival on Apple TV expands the device’s selection of streaming service even further. Later this year, tvOS will also get an Amazon Prime Video app, which Apple unveiled at WWDC back in June.