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Samsung Blu-ray players to connect with Netflix

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Oct 2008 16:58 User comments (4)

Samsung Blu-ray players to connect with Netflix Samsung has announced that it has signed a deal with Netflix that will allow the company's Blu-ray players to stream movies and TV shows from Netflix's "Watch Instantly" streaming service.
Many analysts believe that the deal is just the beginning and that Netflix will eventually make a similar move allowing for instant streaming playback of their service on HDTVs made by Samsung.

The deal marks the second time Netflix has had software embedded in Blu-ray players. LG Electronics currently has a Netflix streaming enabled player available for $350 USD.

"Watch Instantly" continues to add content, and now has over 12,000 movies, TV shows and concerts available to Netflix subscribers.

All future Samsung models will have the feature built-in but two current players, the BD-P2500 and BD-P2550 will work after a firmware upgrade.

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4 user comments

124.10.2008 17:00

Would the "watch instantly" stream be in HD quality?

224.10.2008 17:41

Originally posted by sgriesch:
Would the "watch instantly" stream be in HD quality?

fingers crossed. :) Maybe one day.

326.10.2008 22:22

I just wish Sony would do something with Netflix...The possibilities of the PS3...

427.10.2008 0:29

Originally posted by fauzt0:
I just wish Sony would do something with Netflix...The possibilities of the PS3...
That is true. While it is expensive, the PS3 is capable of doing quite a bit. It even recognizes my server, so I can stream files through it.

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