CES: Walmart extends disc-to-digital to homes

Retailer also friends Facebook for new app

Walmart is extending its “disc-to-digital” conversion of DVDs to U.S. homes, the company announced Monday.

In addition, the retail giant is launching a Facebook-based app aiming to put a social layer on shopping for movies.

Since April, the disc-to-digital initiative has been allowing DVD owners to bring discs into Walmart stores and transfer them into files that could be downloaded or streamed via the Ultraviolet format.

Now consumers can do same without venturing to Walmart via app Vudu to Go, an offshoot of the streaming service owned by the retail giant. Consumers will continue to be charged $2 to convert standard definition, high-definition or Blu-ray discs to digital. Upgrading discs to high definition costs $5.

Participating studios are DreamWorks Animation, Lionsgate, MGM Studios, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Walt Disney Pictures is not taking part in the effort.

The new Walmart Facebook Entertainment App will allow users to vote on which movies should be featured in Walmart stores and online; make viewer recommendations; take part in promotions and see exclusive content related to the films.

More Film

  • A Profile of Argentina’s Documentary Filmmaker:

    Argentina on the Rise – Manuel Abramovich

    Walmart is extending its “disc-to-digital” conversion of DVDs to U.S. homes, the company announced Monday. In addition, the retail giant is launching a Facebook-based app aiming to put a social layer on shopping for movies. Since April, the disc-to-digital initiative has been allowing DVD owners to bring discs into Walmart stores and transfer them into […]

  • Ventana Sur: Meikincine Acquires World Sales

    Ventana Sur: Meikincine Acquires World Sales on ‘Al Desierto’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Walmart is extending its “disc-to-digital” conversion of DVDs to U.S. homes, the company announced Monday. In addition, the retail giant is launching a Facebook-based app aiming to put a social layer on shopping for movies. Since April, the disc-to-digital initiative has been allowing DVD owners to bring discs into Walmart stores and transfer them into […]

  • A Murder in Mansfield Documentary Review

    Film Review: 'A Murder in Mansfield'

    Walmart is extending its “disc-to-digital” conversion of DVDs to U.S. homes, the company announced Monday. In addition, the retail giant is launching a Facebook-based app aiming to put a social layer on shopping for movies. Since April, the disc-to-digital initiative has been allowing DVD owners to bring discs into Walmart stores and transfer them into […]

  • 'Over the Limit' Review: A Mesmerizing

    IDFA Film Review: 'Over the Limit'

    Walmart is extending its “disc-to-digital” conversion of DVDs to U.S. homes, the company announced Monday. In addition, the retail giant is launching a Facebook-based app aiming to put a social layer on shopping for movies. Since April, the disc-to-digital initiative has been allowing DVD owners to bring discs into Walmart stores and transfer them into […]

  • DreamWorks Animation Campus

    Film News Roundup: DreamWorks Animation Campus Sold for $290 Million

    Walmart is extending its “disc-to-digital” conversion of DVDs to U.S. homes, the company announced Monday. In addition, the retail giant is launching a Facebook-based app aiming to put a social layer on shopping for movies. Since April, the disc-to-digital initiative has been allowing DVD owners to bring discs into Walmart stores and transfer them into […]

  • Mudbound

    Oscar Myth of 'Pure' Movies: Why Netflix, Amazon Should Be Recognized

    Walmart is extending its “disc-to-digital” conversion of DVDs to U.S. homes, the company announced Monday. In addition, the retail giant is launching a Facebook-based app aiming to put a social layer on shopping for movies. Since April, the disc-to-digital initiative has been allowing DVD owners to bring discs into Walmart stores and transfer them into […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content