Netflix Streaming Comes to Sony TVs

Come this fall, owners of Sony Bravia Internet-enabled HDTVs will be able to stream movies and TV shows from Netflix directly without requiring a separate box like Roku.

Sony said older Bravia models compatible with the company’s Internet video link module would also be able to stream Netflix content.

Netflix offers unlimited streaming of 12,000 movies and TV episodes to subscribers on an unlimited plan (starts at $8.99 per month).

Sony follows Microsoft (with the Xbox360), LG Electronics, Roku, Samsung, TiVo and Vizio, who have all hopped on the Netflix bandwagon.

3 Responses to "Netflix Streaming Comes to Sony TVs"

  1. Albert Camus   August 23, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Got a Samsung bdp-1590 for 170 from Costco.. Netflix rocks.. thinking of disconnecting Dish network.

    Tried to watch “Letters from Iwo Jima”.. not really the kind of movie to start watching at midnight, I guess… Stopped and added “A Wednesday”.. but am not going to watch it now. Did you watch Dev D on Instant Play too? Responds:

    1. Besides Netflix, does Samsung bdp-1590 connect you to the Amazon video store also? Roku now does (through a software update) but Amazon is more expensive. Latest Roku addition – Major League Baseball not that many desis watch MLB.

    2. No, watched Dev D on DVD. One of those buy $25 or $50 grocery at desi store, get free DVD deals.

    3. Offtopic: Watching Thalapathi…now at Kaattukuyilu Rajni/Mammooty song/dance

  2. Albert Camus   August 23, 2009 at 12:51 am

    no.. other than netflix, it has a pandora connection.. pretty good quality radio.. but I cannot choose the songs, as it is a radio.. so for 4 songs gone by without ads. sweet.. the MLB games aren’t free either – we have to have a account.. so no desi will touch it.. I do follow baseball scores, but rarely watch unless it is a very important game. Responds:


    We purchased an Indian Radio App (several stations, multiple languages) for the iPhone recently. Will try to review it one of these days.

    Offtopic: Rajni just got to know about his mother and brother in Thalapathi.

    Overall, movie is no great shakes.

    The problem with Indian movies is that themes are all local…they just can’t link an individual to larger issues like Tarantino does in Inglourious Basterds to Nazism, Resistance et al.

  3. Albert Camus   August 23, 2009 at 1:19 am

    yeah, even in those days, I wasn’t impressed by Thalapathi.. i think Mani is better suited to directed rom-coms like Mouna Raagam & Alai Payuthae Responds:

    What a mediocre performance by Rajnikanth!

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