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VUDU Confirmed; Available Next Week

A week or so ago, I mentioned that VUDU might be coming to the PS3. Turns out, the rumors were true, except it will be here sooner than expected. The service, which offers HD movies for purchase/rent, will make the PS3 the only home console to support it.

The service is pay-as-you-go, as opposed to a subscription service like Netflix. The app will be free to download for all PS3 users connected to the PSN. Here are a few more details:

Once you’ve downloaded the app, you’ll see it appear in the XMB under the “Video” icon and from there, will have access to thousands of movie titles – available for instant viewing in HD and HDX 1080p formats with no buffering or downloading, and with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 Surround Sound. Many of the hit movies are available for rental or purchase right when they are released to DVD and Blu-ray, giving you the most instant access when you want it.

It looks like the PS3 is really picking up steam on media services.