Vudu adds TV shows
In addition to movies, the Vudu video-on-demand player now offers television content for $1.99 per episode.
When we reviewed the
TV content on Vudu is said to be "in beta," but it should be available to all Vudu owners as of today. The initial dozen shows offered are: 24, Arrested Development, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Family Guy, Firefly, Lost in Space, My Name is Earl, NYPD Blue, Prison Break, The Riches, Shark, and The Shield.
While all of the TV shows will be available in standard-definition, Vudu has been experimenting with HD programming as well. Today marks the availability of The Bourne Ultimatum on Vudu--the same day it hits DVD and HD DVD--in standard and high-definition versions. The previous two Bourne movies have been available for free viewing on Vudu in HD since November 23, and the company says that "more HD will be coming."
Update: For the record, The Bourne Ultimatum is available only to buy for now (as a permanent download to the Vudu box). Rental options may follow in the future on Vudu and other digital download providers.