Walmart to sell iPad films

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WALMART has launched a video service for iPad users in a bid to offset sliding sales of DVDs in its stores.

The retail giant’s Vudu video streaming platform will be available on the iPad from today, allowing customers to buy or rent films and TV episodes on a pay-as-you-go basis.

The US-only service operates online, not through a standalone application like some rival TV packages.

Eschewing the app platform means Walmart will not have to pay a cut of its takings to iPad creator Apple.