Netflix brings Watch Instantly to your Sony HDTV < Streaming


Experience Blu-ray Disc™ movies in Full HD 1080p quality with HD sound plus instantly stream entertainment from leading internet providers with the Sony® BDP-N460 Network Blu-ray Disc player. Netflix‘s Watch Instantly family of devices is growing on Sony’s  side.  If you own an internet ready Bravia HDTV or Network Blu-Ray players, stream away!

The partnership between Netflix and Sony Electronics was announced in July. Separately, Netflix and Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) announced a partnership to make thousands of movies and TV episodes from Netflix available to be streamed instantly to TVs via the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system

via Netflix Members Can Now Instantly Watch Movies and TV Episodes Streamed to Sony Networked Bravia TVs and Blu-ray Disc Player – Nov 17, 2009.

In addition to an unlimited Netflix subscription, your Sony HDTV must have an Internet video link module and Engadget, wise followers of this industry that they are, may have put it best:

It just takes applying the latest software update and you’re in business. BRAVIA owners were promised the update back in July, and let us be the first to point and laugh insensitively at PS3 owners who have use a “DVD” to get Netflix working on their Cell-powered supermachines

via Netflix hitting internet-capable Sony BRAVIA sets today — Engadget.

Cutting to the chase, “Sony BRAVIA TVs now available to instantly stream movies and TV episodes from Netflix include” the following series “in 40-inch, 46-inch and 52-inch screen sizes:”

  • W5100
  • Z5100
  • XBR9
  • XBR10

Sony’s N460 Network BD Player also supports Netflix Watch Instantly.

New Content Partner IFC Adds over 50 films to On-line Library

And as has been the case, when Netflix makes announcements, they comes in two’s (bad things come in three’s).

IFC Entertainment and Netflix have struck a streaming partnership that gives the online movie rental service U.S. rights to 53 indie films. The IFC titles become available for streaming on televisions and computers today. Additional titles will be added on an ongoing basis

via IFC joins stream team – Entertainment News, Film News, Media – Variety.

Netflix has a very good reputation for serving the independent film market, and this relationship while solidify, not only Netflix’s standing in the indie cinema community, but also adds another pipeline to an already large online library of titles to stream. 

Now you may watch Susanne Bier’s “Brothers”Brødre (2004, Susanne Bier, Denmark)foreign language predecessor to Lionsgate’s upcoming release (trailer below).

Directed by six-time Oscar® nominee Jim Sheridan (IN AMERICA, IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER), BROTHERS tells the compelling tale of how two brothers come to terms with issues of love, loyalty, and manhood and with the woman caught between them. Coming to theaters December 4th, 2009

More films, more device.  Netflix viewers rejoice.  Happy viewing.


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