Walmart's got a Chromecast-like dongle for its Vudu video service

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    Athlon646464

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    Walmart's got a Chromecast-like dongle for its Vudu video service

    Walmart looks set to launch a new streaming HDMI dongle resembling Google's Chromecast or Amazon's Fire TV Stick, but possibly lacking some of the features of those devices. Called the Vudu Spark, it leaked from the FCC's website, replete with multi-angle photos and a user manual. The document shows how to set up the Spark with your WiFi network, and that it'll basically do one thing: give you Vudu on your TV. That app is Walmart's answer to Netflix, serving up streaming movies and TV shows on demand....

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    Chromecast, Roku Stick, Fire TV Stick and now the Vudu Spark. This whole stick thing is getting out of hand.

    As a 1 trick pony, anything north of $9.99 for this thing is a waste of money.
     
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    It should be free! SD downloads are $5 or you can get the same movie for $1 from Redbox. I can walk to 2 Redbox kiosks. $4 for the convenience of just starting something right away is too much to pay for me. But there must be people paying as they are still in the business.
     
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    I have Vudu on my BD player. I like it better than Netflix, as it doesn't have a subscription fee, and has more movies. We don't rent very many movies, so a monthly fee would be too exorbitant.
     
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    Out of hand?

    Why do you think prices for these things are so low, and dropping?
     
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    Too bad the more expensive devices would lower their prices like that.


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    Why is that bad?
     
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    Because it would be great to get those 100.00 dollar devices at a lower price.


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    There doesn't need to be 4 or 5 competing dongles for the competition to spur lower prices.

    The Roku Stick and Chromecast are both very reasonably priced, and the Fire TV Stick will drop right between those prices in just a few weeks.

    If Walmart were bringing a competitor to those devices, offering Netflix, Hulu and other services at a cheaper price point then I could see your point. Given that this only offers Vudu, it won't do anything to bring down prices of other sticks.
     
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    Just think a price war.


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