Vudu, provider of high definition streaming service has integrated Wikipedia into the Vudu interface. Vudu originally service sold via a CE box that later moved on “outside the box” and began also packaging its service into LG and Mitsubishi TV sets. Vudu’s service keys on a Movies-on-Demand service where you rent or buy movies of your choosing right from the 10-foot interface.
More recently Vudu has added Pandora streaming, flickr & picasa photos, YouTube and games. This new wikipedia menu functionality lets you select the Wikipedia menu item on the page for any movie and find out what the world has to say about it. You can also navigate through all of the links on the Wikipedia page just like you would on Wikipedia.com. Vudu has built in the ability to link back into the VUDU service from the Wiki interface whenever it sees any movie, actor, or director in its database.
Vudu is promoting the fact that the service is internet based and therefore doesn’t require a manufacturer to push out a firmware update (or worse, take forever to push out a firmware update.
I don’t have access to Vudu, but I’m curious if any GeekTonic readers have it. Let us know in the comments what you think.