By Harry McCracken | Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 12:35 am
More 3D news from CES: Vudu, the streaming service that focuses on high-quality movies and is available on a bunch of HDTVs and Blu-Rays as well as the PlayStation 3, is adding 3D films next week. (You’ll need a 3D-capable HDTV and the appropriate glasses to watch the service’s 3D streams, which will cost a bit more than the flat versions.)
Like 3D Blu-Ray, Vudu has to deal with Hollywood’s exceedingly cautious rollout of 3D in a form folks can consume at home: It’s starting things off with a deal with Disney, but it’s only got three movies so far, and they’re all from the studio’s animated-feature backlist: Bolt, Chicken Little, and Meet the Robinsons. But the company says that eventually, anything that’s available in 3D anywhere should be available in 3D on Vudu.
[Full disclosure: My wife works for Vudu’s PR agency.]