LG Electronics has expanded th
Available on new LG Network Blu-ray Disc Players in the first half of 2009, these
new services complement LG's instant streaming from Netflix and Blu-ray
CinemaNow and YouTube will be available in LG's 2009 line of Network Blu-ray Disc
players to be unveiled next week at the 2009 International CES.
"As millions of U.S. consumers view and download movies or TV shows through the
Internet, they are demanding easier ways to access content and more home
entertainment options," said Tim Alessi, director of product development, LG
CinemaNow became the first Web site to offer Pay-Per-View movies from major
studios and the first broadband distributor of high definition (HD) content.
Collaborating with CinemaNow will enable LG to offer consumers access to more
than 14,000 titles from the major movie studios, broadcast and cable television
shows, more than 250 independent film titles and music videos from all major
labels. Key benefits include the capability to browse the entire CinemaNow
premium content catalog, including latest Hollywood hits,
instantly stream content to enjoy on compatible devices, and
access and watch movies purchased from other CinemaNow-powered stores.
LG's alliance with YouTube will allow consumers to stream millions of Web videos
directly from the Internet to an LG Network Blu-ray Player for viewing on their
television (without a personal computer).
LG's first Network Blu-ray Disc Player (BD300) delivers a growing number of
Netflix titles in high-definition (HD). This new access to high-definition
streaming content enhances the existing standard-definition streaming service
that LG and Netflix first brought to consumers in 2008.
Netflix members owning LG's future Blu-ray network players pay one monthly
subscription for unlimited DVD rental and unlimited streaming.