First Wal-Mart killed their DVD rental service, and now they’ve shuttered their video download site – prior to it even graduating from beta. Wal-Mart’s eight online customers probably aren’t too upset as they can still: play your videos as many times as you wish on the computer you used to download the videos.
I wasn’t very impressed with the service offering back in February, especially in light of Netflix’s streaming capabilities and the more favorable download terms offered by Amazon Unbox: re-download any of your purchased Unbox videos.
At the end of the day, though, most of us prefer to watch video on a television screen. And it’s yet to be seen which solutions will win out… Not to mention, we still don’t know what hardware Netflix is bringing to the table and at what price.