Sony today announced that Amazon Video On Demand is now available live through the Sony BRAVIA Internet Video Link, offering movies and TV shows.
Amazon Video On Demand offers immediate access to commercial-free movies and television shows purchased or rented by users who stream them directly to compatible Sony BRAVIA televisions equipped with the optional BRAVIA Internet Video Link through an in-home broadband service.
Sony also announced that streaming high-definition content is now available on the service from Dailymotion and other providers at no additional cost.
"Consumers want immediate access to premium on-demand movies and top TV shows in their living room and the BRAVIA Internet Video Link service now offers one of the largest on-demand streaming libraries available," said Randy Waynick, senior vice president of Sony Electronics? Home Products Division in the U.S. "From high-quality, full HD movies on Blu-ray Disc players, to the immediate satisfaction of streaming feature-length videos directly to BRAVIA TVs over the Internet, we are in a position to deliver entertainment for any consumer taste."
Once a BRAVIA Internet Video Link is registered with an Amazon.com account, users can purchase or rent programming directly from their TV or online at Amazon?s web site and begin watching the streaming content immediately on their BRAVIA television.
When a title is ordered, it is automatically added to consumers? Amazon Video On Demand "Your Video Library," providing access to purchased and rented content. A backup version can also be found in the library, which is accessible from the Sony BRAVIA Internet Video Link device user interface or on Amazon.com.
New to the BRAVIA Internet Link lineup, Dailymotion offers HD and standard definition content including videos from across Dailymotion?s channels and categories such as comedy, extreme sports, news, music and independent film.
BRAVIA Internet Video Link users now also have access to select high-definition content from various existing channels including FEARnet, VideoDetective, Blip.tv and Sony Pictures Entertainment. High-definition content found on these channels, as well as Dailymotion, is free of additional charge.
Sony?s BRAVIA Internet Video Link module is currently available for about $300. The module, used with a consumer?s existing broadband Internet connection, is compatible with the majority of Sony?s line of 2007 and 2008 BRAVIA televisions.