The Vudu pay to view, rent or buy movie service has had an iOS update. The Walmart owned service which operates like iTunes, and boasts more HD titles than any other service, now lets buyers download content and watch offline.
Previously the service on iOS was a stream only service needing an internet connection to use.
The new download feature for Version 2 of the Vudu Player iOS App brings a feature that many would expect anyway for a premium service and may explain why many consumers are unaware of Vudu.
The update already available on android phones also brings iphone closed captioning support, new look video player and other minor tweaks and bugs fixes.
But it is the ability to download and watch Vudu/Ultraviolet titles offline on iPad and iPhone that will have most rushing to download the update.
Vudu which runs on many connected devices including PS3, Roku PC and Blu-ray players say that the list of new features in V.2 include:-
• You can now download and watch your collection of movies and TV shows offline.
• We’ve listened to your feedback and made the Player easier to use.
• Closed Captioning for the iPhone is now supported. (Closed captioning is already supported for iPad).
• General bug fixes have been applied.
Vudu users can grab the new update from the iTunes app store right now.