Netflix recently announced it was looking to bring digital versions of features you’d traditionally find on DVD releases to its original programming, like House of Cards. While Netflix was talking about it, Vudu stepped up and delivered. The Walmart-owned streaming service teamed up with Sony to launch a new service called Vudu Extras+. For now, the only film to receive extras is District 9, which you can watch but also check out deleted scenes, featurettes and access trivia. Vudu Extras+ also includes an “enhanced scene search” for dialogue, videos, photos and more, as well as a way to share your favorite clips on Facebook and Twitter. Vudu said bonus features will be added to other films later this year, including This is the End, After Earth and White House Down. The days of DVDs and Blu-rays may be coming to an end, as bonus features were one of the few remaining benefits to buying physical copies of your favorite movies. But really, who has time to bother with physical media anymore, anyway?
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 31, 2013
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).