Vudu is now a film and TV rental and buy retailer for the Oculus platform within the USA.
Film leases have been already obtainable on Oculus by way of FandangoNOW, however Fandango bought Vudu from Walmart in August and merged the companies collectively underneath the Vudu model.
Vudu has current, straight out of theatre films like Free Man, Jungle Cruise, F9, Black Widow, and a whole lot of previous titles. Rental costs begin at $5.99. You watch the content material on a window floating in entrance of you, there’s no digital cinema setting.
FandangoNOW was one of many worst-reviewed apps on the Oculus Retailer, and a few reviewers of the brand new Vudu app report uneven playback.
Sadly the app nonetheless solely helps streaming, you possibly can’t obtain content material to look at offline. Which means this isn’t appropriate for watching on a aircraft or the usually sluggish WiFi on trains & accommodations.
There’s additionally nonetheless no assist for co-watching with associates, arguably probably the most compelling potential characteristic for apps of this type. Apple will quickly carry FaceTime co-watching to its gadgets, elevating the prospect of its rumored upcoming headset leapfrogging Oculus on this use case.
It’s unclear whether or not Fb plans to accomplice with different suppliers outdoors the US.
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