LG unveils Blu-ray player with Netflix Watch Now
LG 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.