New Vudu with YouTube
Say that three times fast. The Internet-based set-top box is getting bigger. Not physically, but the features and sites it connects to is growing.
The latest? YouTube, Flickr, and Picasa, plus on-demand TV from the NBC family, ABC, CBS, Discovery, ESPN, and over a hundred others.
Vudu has plans to open their platform to external program developers, so expect more applications in the future.
How does the on-demand content look?
Honestly, first reviews aren't great. Early reports state that the signal is low-quality, stuttering, and in general, not nearly the quality that you would expect from the same box that hosts Blu-ray-quality HDx downloads.
Give it time, though. Vudu has great things to offer, and should fix early bugginess shortly. We hope. —Leslie Shapiro
Screenshot courtesy of GearLog