Walmart has launched its own HDMI video streaming dongle for televisions to compete with the Google Chromecast. Called the Vudu Spark, which nevertheless connects you to VUDU network and lets you stream media like Movies, TV shows etc to your televisions. Walmart also gives you $25 in movie credits over five months when you purchase the streaming stick.
Leaked for the first time in November from the FCC, the Walmart thinks it out-price the Chromecast, Roku Streaming Stick and Amazon Fire TV Stick with its newly promoted Vudu spark HDMI media streaming gadget.
At just $25, the Vudu Spark is about as cheap as streaming dongles get, and that bargain price tag comes at a small cost of its own. Vudu Spark dongle is now available in around 2,400 stores across the United States. More stores will stock the dongle eventually, but later in the upcoming months. It’s a ten dollar cheaper than its competitor, Google Chromecast. While the VUDU Spark can only be used to stream content from VUDU, unlike the Chromecast, which can be used for a lot of things.
Finally, the companies like Google and Amazon offering more functionality to boot, the retail giant – Walmart offering will only stream content from Vudu which should make a lot of sense to anyone paying attention to its name!
You can now buy Walmart’s $25 VUDU Spark HDMI video streaming stick from here.