Vudu To Go - Vudu video service now lets you download files
On Thursday, Vudu announced Vudu-To-Go, "a new feature that allows customers to download purchased movies and television shows to their computers and watch them later."
Vudu has 40,000 movies for sale, and with the To-Go option, you can save them to your PC's hard drive in order to watch them on a plane or in a car, which is typically hard to do when your only option is streaming.
A few catches: First, the key word is "purchased." Though Vudu stresses that movies cost as little as $4.99, and TV shows are as little as $1.99, you won't be able to download content when using the cheapest option, renting. Second, Vudu's legendary high-def quality apparently isn't available, since the only option for most new releases on the PC is standard-definition. And finally, though the Vudu site is optimized for iPads, there is no option for you to take a Vudu movie and stick it on your iPad (or any other pad) at this time.