Panasonic announced today that streaming instantly from Netflix is now available to Netflix members via Panasonic's 2010 VIERA CAST-enabled VIERA HDTVs and Blu-ray Disc players.
Netflix is the latest entertainment feature to be added to VIERA CAST, Panasonic's IPTV functionality. Earlier this year, Panasonic added Skype voice and video calling, Twitter and Pandora to the list ofentertainment and information options, including Amazon Video on Demand, You Tube, Google's Picasa Web Album, Bloomberg News and a weather service.
With more than 15 million members, Netflix, Inc. is the world's largest subscription service streaming movies and TV episodes over the Internet, Netflix members can instantly watch unlimited TV episodes and movies from a catalogue consisting of tens of thousands of titles for as little as $8.99 per month.
For 2010 VIERA CAST-enabled HDTVs, Panasonic also introduced USB connectivity which enables the addition of a wireless LAN adaptor (802.11b or faster), a keyboard for more efficient site navigation and communication, and USB memory which supports AVCHD video and JPEG photos. VIERA CAST requires no external box or PC and is accessed via a single button on the television remote control. There is no fee to use the VIERA CAST functionality (some VIERA CAST services such as Netflix and Amazon VOD have a separate fee structure).
2010 Panasonic VIERA Plasma HDTVs featuring VIERA CAST:
VT25 and VT 20 series - Full HD 3D VIERA Plasmas
* TC-P50VT25? 50-inch class (49.9 inches measured diagonally)
* TC-P54VT25- 54-inch class (54.1 inches measured diagonally)
* TC-P58VT25-58-inch class (58 inches measured diagonally)
* TC-P65VT25-65 inch class (64.7 inches measured diagonally)
* TC-P50VT20-50 inch class (49.9 inches measured diagonally)
GT25 series- Full HD 3D VIERA Plasmas:
* TC-P42GT25-42 inch class (41.6 inches measured diagonally)
* TC-P50GT25-50 inch class (49.9 inches measured diagonally)
G25 series ?VIERA Plasmas
* TC-P42G25-42 inch class (41.6 inches measured diagonally)
* TC-P46G25-46 inch class (46 inches measured diagonally)
* TC-P50G25-50 inch class (49.9 inches measured diagonally)
* TC-P54G25-54 inch class (54.1 inches measured diagonally)
G20 series ? VIERA Plasmas:
* TC-P50G20- 50 inch class (49.9 inches measured diagonally)
* TC-P54G20-54 inch class (54.1 inches measured diagonally)
2010 Panasonic Blu-ray Disc players featuring VIERA CAST:
* DMP-BDT350 (Full HD 3D)
* DMP-BDT300 (Full HD 3D)
* DMP-BDT100 (Full HD 3D)
* DMP-BD70V (dual VHS/Blu-ray Disc player)
* DMP-B500 (portable Blu-ray disc player)