Netflix today announced that streaming from Netflix on TVs will soon
be as easy as one click of a remote control.
The world's leading consumer electronics companies have joined in a
development effort to place Netflix-branded one-click buttons on
remotes that operate Internet connected TVs, Blu-ray disc players and
other devices that connect the Internet to the TV.
Beginning this Spring, buttons that specify "Netflix" - including
some featuring the iconic red Netflix logo - are planned to be
situated prominently on remote controls that operate certain new
Blu-ray disc players from a variety of companies including Best Buy's
in-house Dynex brand, Haier, Memorex, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp,
Sony, and Toshiba. Sharp, Sony, and Toshiba also will place the
Netflix one-click button on remote controls for select new
Internet-connected TVs. Remote controls for the Boxee, Iomega and
Roku set-top boxes also will feature the Netflix one-click remote.
Netflix enables Netflix members to instantly watch TV shows and
movies streamed by Netflix over the Internet. Today there are more
than 250 Netflix ready devices on the market.