(WICHITA, Kan.) — More and more devices make it easier to stream movies. But what about the movies you already bought on DVD? To watch those, you either have to use your computer's optical disc drive or use your DVD player.
But a service now being offered by Walmart promises to make it easier to watch your favorite films.
"Instead of carrying around a bunch of DVDs, you have all the DVDs you once collected at your fingertips at one time," explains Benjamin Burley, shift manager of Walmart at Kellogg and Greenwich.
Through a video streaming service called Vudu, which the retail giant bought in 2010, customers can bring in their DVDs and set up a free account with Vudu. Then for $2 a film, they can get a digital copy of the movie stored in a virtual locker assigned to their account. If they want the copy to be in a higher resolution, it will cost $5 each. Then, you'll be able to stream the movie on any device that's compatible with Vudu.