From today Vudu iPad users can now browse through Vudu’s library of more than 20,000 films. That contains independent films, Hollywood classics and TV episodes and start watching instantly on their iPad device, after purchasing or renting.
Vudu has created their new iPad movie streaming service as a web app allowing them to navigate around Apple’s revenue taxes, and following on closely from the recent launch of their streaming service for computer browsers.
The new web app uses Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) adaptive bit rate streaming to ensure the best video quality based on network conditions, but currently only provides standard definition feeds the same as their browser version.
Apple’s iPad is the first device to benefit from being able to access the Vudu storefront direct from the device, however Vudu is currently working on bringing the same access to other mobile devices including Android tablets and smart phones.
“For one touch access to VUDU, customers can add a VUDU icon to their iPad desktops by clicking the “Add to Home Screen” button when on VUDU.com”