When Walmart sold their streaming service, Vudu, earlier this year (see: Fandango Buys Vudu from Walmart – What Does This Mean For Both Services?) I was puzzled. Now that they are launching their Walmart+ service on September 15, it would make even more sense to have had the streaming service to offer as a perk for subscribers, like Amazon does with Prime Video. I know Vudu has movies for FREE with ads similar to IMDB, but they could also have had some videos without ads for their Walmart+ subscribers.
Oh well, that will not be one of the perks of Walmart+.
Walmart’s most significant competitor for on-demand subscription service is, of course, Amazon Prime, where users have access to similar benefits such as free two-day and even one-day shipping on eligible items. There are other perks from the online sales giant, too, like Prime Video, Twitch, Amazon Pantry, Amazon Fresh and more. Those additional benefits come at a slightly higher annual costWalmart Plus: What you need to know about the new service
Walmart+ is available for just under $100 in our area and the free delivery service for minimum orders of $35. No idea if we’ll be signing up and trying Walmart+, because we tend to do the bulk of our grocery shopping at Winco Foods (prices are better, but you do have to bag your purchases).
I like the idea of Walmart’s Scan and Go service that lets you pay while you shop and skip the cash register lines.
Anybody else interested in Walmart+?