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Panasonic adds Amazon VOD to Blu-ray players

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Aug 2009 18:20 User comments (2)

Panasonic adds Amazon VOD to Blu-ray players Panasonic has announced the launch of Amazon VOD on their current Blu-ray player set-top line, finally enabling the service after promising it months ago.
The enabling comes with the latest firmware upgrade for the players, and will bring Amazon VOD and its 45,000 movies and TV episodes to the players, including over 1000 movies and shows in HD. You must register first with Amazon VOD to access the service.

The players with Amazon VOD access are the DMP-BD60, the DMP-BD80, the dual Blu-ray/VHS DMP-BD70V model and the DMP-BD15.

“The introduction of Amazon Video On Demand to our Viera Cast offerings gives every owner of a 2009 Panasonic Blu-ray player access to a vast collection of movies and TV shows, including HD-quality new releases, on virtually any digital television,”
added Richard Simone, Panasonic’s entertainment group director. “And you can take it on the road with you too with Panasonic’s Viera Cast-enabled, B15 portable Blu-ray Disc player.”

“Panasonic and Amazon Video On Demand have built a great customer experience that easily allows customers to shop, purchase or rent from our library of over 45,000 movies and TV shows with no subscription fees,”
concludes Bill Carr, Amazon VP of music and video. “Using Panasonic's line of Viera Cast-enabled Blu-ray players, even more customers can now instantly experience Amazon’s compelling HD-quality, new release movies and TV shows from their living room.”

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2 user comments

18.8.2009 20:05

what do ppl own pc's for? its a bit of a knock back for the format if ppl have a cheap alternative to overpriced blu media.

213.8.2009 9:30

Panasonic adds Amazon VOD to Blu-ray players
Is this free or how much it cost ?
I have DMP-BD80 with the latest firmware and I dont see this option avalable on my screen , accept "YouTube, Picasa,Bloomberg stock and weather " the rest is coming soon ?

When ?

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