Posted Mon Jan 26, 2015 at 08:00 AM PST by Steven Cohen
The budget streaming stick is now available in select stores.
Joining Google, Roku, and Amazon, Walmart is now offering their own addition to the streaming dongle family with their take on an HDMI stick. Dubbed the VUDU Spark, the device allows users to access the company's VUDU app on their TVs.
With VUDU Spark, customers can buy, rent, and browse titles from a library of over 100,000 movies and TV shows through Walmart's VUDU service on HDTVs via HDMI and Wi-Fi. The dongle supports up to 1080p video and up to 7.1 digital surround sound. In addition, the device comes complete with a remote control and is powered by USB. Unlike other streaming stick options, however, support for more apps beyond VUDU is not expected.
The VUDU Spark is now available in select Walmart stores for $25 and will be rolling out to more locations soon. Likewise, the device will be available on Walmart.com as well. For a limited time, customers who buy and activate a VUDU Spark will also receive a $5 VUDU credit code every month for five months.
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