Sears and Kmart have launched Alphaline Entertainment, a movie download service that, like similar services from Best Buy, Amazon, and Wal-mart, offers streaming movies the same day new titles are released in stores. Alphaline is powered by Sonic’s Roxionow backend. Registration is free; rentals are $3.99; purchased titles are $19.95.

You can also still go to a Sears store to pick up a treadmill or washing machine. But you would have to leave the house. [Engadget]