Carl Williams writes, "It is interesting to note that more and more companies that control a lot of digital content are getting into offering a free option to viewers. This is obviously movies and television focused as we won’t see Steam allowing similar things to happen with their gaming library anytime soon. One early company to find success with digital distribution of movies and television was Vudu (it helps to be owned by Walmart, I am sure). Recently Vudu announced their new “Vudu Movies On Us” service. This is their answer to those of us that are too cheap to pay to rent movies and television shows or to buy them. Think Crackle, or the old free Hulu (which is no longer available) where you got to view a lot of content for free (in Hulu’s case though, the good stuff was kept behind a paywall). Now Vudu is in on the free streaming, with limited commercial interruption, game."