Blu-ray &Hardware Steven Kippel on 31 Jul 2008

LG unveils Blu-ray player with Netflix Watch Now

LG unveils Blu-ray player with Netflix Watch Now

LG logoLG Electronics has unveiled a Blu-ray player with the ability to stream video from Netflix. This is the second set-top device with this feature. Roku released a Netflix Watch Now player in May.

Previous LG Blu-ray players were dual-format playing the now defunct HD DVD. This new player, the BD300, follows that tradition, but this time it plays Blu-ray Discs and streams online content.

The player will ship this Autumn at a price “well below $500” to be competitive with other Blu-ray players on the market. It will be BD2.0 with BonusView and BD-Live ability.

Netflix subscriptions with the unlimited Watch Now feature begin at $8.99 per month – just a little more than a 24-hour rental of a single title through some other services. You also receive DVDs and/or Blu-rays delivered through the mail.

The Xbox 360 and Windows Media Center platforms can also access Netflix Watch Now material.

7 Responses to “LG unveils Blu-ray player with Netflix Watch Now”

  1. on 31 Jul 2008 at 2:12 PM 1.Wesley Novack said …

    I don’t think Watch Now is unlimited. From what I remember, you get up to the amount of hours equal to the dollars you pay per month in Netflix service fees. So if you’re on the $8.99/mo plan, you would get 9 hours of Watch Now service per month.

  2. on 31 Jul 2008 at 3:26 PM 2.Steven Kippel said …

    All plans have unlimited Watch Now time. It started out with limited per month but it changed. Only the starter package for $4.99 per month is limited to 2-hours per month. Only plans $8.99 and up work with set-top solutions.

  3. on 31 Jul 2008 at 3:28 PM 3.Wesley Novack said …

    Ahhhh ok, thanks! I wasn’t aware of the change as I’m still using Blockbuster online for the time being. 🙂

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  7. on 13 Aug 2014 at 3:42 PM 7.ArsonJonston said …

    Great article Gabe. For those who live outside US like me, you can access Netflix and similar media stations on your LG BR Player by using UnoTelly or similar tools.

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