updated 12:40 pm EST, Fri January 21, 2011
Vudu 2.0 reaches most devices
Vudu started the weekend by rolling out its 2.0 interface on most all devices. Following the PS3 and Boxee Box updates, Blu-ray players and Internet-linked TVs now get the same simplified interface and optimizations for HD and newer controllers when they appear. It now recommends movies based on the viewing history and theoretically gives faster access to movies.
Hardware from LG and other Vudu-supporting designers will get the update automatically. Samsung and Vizio TVs don't have the update yet but will get it "soon." Video prices are unchanged with the makeover and start with a $2 for two rental promo up to $6 for an HD rental and varying prices for full purchases.