Walmart’s Vudu Spark Streaming Dongle Goes on Sale For $25
Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV now have some competition in the market. Walmart has now released its Vudu Spark streaming dongle and it’s available for just $25.
The website features some details about the product and its availability. According to the shared information, Vudu Spark is available at select Walmart stores in addition to their official website. This means the release isn’t as big and Walmart wants to observe the response before making it widely available.
Vudu Spark, like others of its kind is an HDMI streaming dongle and uses a remote control for navigation through the UI. The device is powered via USB and can be plugged in the USB port of an HD TV.
Vudu Spark uses 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi for connectivity and supports full 1080p resolution with 7.1 surround sound.
Furthermore, you will need to create a free account to use it. According to the Vudu Spark site:
Watching digital movies and TV shows with VUDU Spark is easy. It works with your existing HDTV and WiFi internet to connect you directly to VUDU and over 100,000 titles. Join with a free account, then rent or own your favorites from the convenience of your home.
The features being offered for $25 are tempting, aren’t they?
Still there is an issue though, Vudu Spark only comes with a preloaded Vudu app. Walmart hasn’t mentioned anything about its ability to use other apps. How will it compete with the like of Chromecast and others with just one app? But still, for a cheaper price you’ll have to make some compromises.
Walmart is also offering $25 Vudu credit to new and existing customers after activating the dongle. See the process below for activation instructions, as explained by Walmart.
- To activate your device, you must sign up or sign in through VUDU Spark.
- Your first redemption code is sent with your activation confirmation email.
- The next four redemption codes are each sent via email from VUDU approximately every 30 days.
- To redeem your credits, a completed account with payment method on file is required.
- Redemption codes expire within 30 days; once redeemed, credits expire within 30 days.
So there you have it, all there is to know about the new Vudu Spark by Walmart. Are interested in giving this device a try? Let us know what you think of it in the comments.