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Overview of Video on Demand by VUDU
Video on Demand by VUDU is a service that allows you to watch videos you want - including new releases - in high definition, with no monthly fees and no late fees. If it is out on DVD, chances are you can watch it today on VUDU. Because the movies are streamed to your computer from VUDU's servers, you never have to worry about storing large video files. Your videos are available wherever you have internet access.
Use Walmart.com to browse and rent or buy the movies you want, and then watch them on your computer or on your TV (requires an internet connection and a VUDU-enabled HDTV, Blu-ray player, or a Sony PS3™).
Renting and Buying Options
Most videos are available to rent or to buy.
Renting—Video rental periods are for a set period of time (typically 24, 48, or 72 hours), as indicated at the time of purchase. The rental period begins when you first start watching the video. Rentals expire after a period of time, typically 30 days, whether you have watched them or not.
Buying—When you buy content from VUDU, you will typically be able to view it on your VUDU Device for as long as you are able to access the VUDU service.
These are general statements concerning VUDU's standard terms for renting and purchasing content and do not apply to each and every item of content available through the VUDU service. Due to licensing restrictions, these terms may vary depending on the content you have selected. For example, sometimes newly released movies may become unavailable for viewing for an unspecified period of time due to licensing restrictions. VUDU makes every effort to notify you about unique terms and conditions that apply to certain content prior to your purchase or rental of that content. It is your obligation to review any additional restrictions or conditions related to content you intend to purchase or rent.
Your Video on Demand purchases and other transactions are available by signing in to your Walmart.com account page.
Linking to an Existing VUDU Account
If you already have an account with VUDU, you can link it with your Walmart.com account so your video library, account history, and VUDU wishlist are available whether you're on Walmart.com, VUDU.com, or a VUDU device.
The first time you try to rent or buy a video, or if you add a video to your VUDU wishlist, we prompt you to securely link to your existing VUDU account. If you have already made one of these transactions from your Walmart account, and you were not able to link your account at that time, please contact VUDU to have them link your accounts.
All of your available Video on Demand rentals and purchases are listed in your VUDU library.
Once a rental expires, it is automatically removed from your library.
For videos that are not yet released and coming soon or if you are interested in a video but not ready to rent or buy it, you can add it to your VUDU Wishlist. Only videos that are available to rent or buy are displayed in your wishlist. If you have added a video that is coming soon, it shows up on your VUDU Wishlist once it becomes available.
Most Video on Demand titles are available in three video qualities: Standard Definition, High Definition, and Full High Definition. Select the video quality based on your preferred viewing habits and on the type of or device where you'll be watching.
Standard Definition (SD)—For watching on your computer or a standard-definition (non-HD) TV. Requires an internet connection of 1 mbps or faster.
High Definition (HD)—Best for smaller or lower-resolution HDTVs. HD provides 720p picture quality and stereo sound. Requires an internet connection of 2 mbps or faster.
Full High Definition (HDX)—Best quality, delivering full 1080p picture quality and 5.1 Dolby digital surround sound (when available). Requires an internet connection of 4.5 mbps or faster.
View on Your Computer
Once you rent or purchase a Video on Demand video, you can watch it on Walmart.com from wherever you have an internet connection. Due to studio restrictions, HD and HDX videos are delivered at SD quality watched through a computer.
- Sign in to Walmart.com
- Open your VUDU Library
- Click on the movie you want
- A computer running Windows or Mac OS
- A current web browser that supports Adobe Flash 10.1 or later
- Internet connection of 1 mbps or faster
- Must be inside the United States
View on Your TV
If your TV is VUDU-enabled, or if it is connected to a Blu-ray player or Sony PS3™, you can use your TV to watch the videos you rented or bought on Walmart.com.
Please refer to the documentation for your TV, Blu-ray player, or other device to see how to start the VUDU application on your TV. Once started, sign in using your Walmart.com name and password.
Due to contractual restrictions with content providers, purchases and rentals through the Video on Demand by VUDU service are only available for viewing from within the United States.