Netflix streaming becomes ubiquitous

Netflix streaming becomes ubiquitous

Netflix LogoThe number of products shows at CES 2010 with Netflix streaming is remarkable. Netflix has announced partnerships with Toshiba, Sanyo, Panasonic, Sharp, and even discount brands Haier and Funai. Practically everyone not named Pioneer has Netflix streaming implemented in Blu-ray Disc players, network video set-top boxes, and HDTVs. Netflix expects over 100 devices will stream their Watch Instantly videos in 2010.

It seems like many people are adopting a multiple-sources approach to getting their online video. A Netflix subscription supplemented by rentals from another source, like iTunes, Amazon Video On Demand, or Vudu, seems to be the most frequent.

Do you stream video to your main television? If so, what providers do you use?

About Steven Kippel

Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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4 Comments on “Netflix streaming becomes ubiquitous”

  1. I’m relying mostly on Hulu, as I’m a big Heroes fan and I can’t wait until the season is released on Netflix.
    I’ve used Amazon On-Demand, but I find the pricing to be a bit high; for such a limited time that they allow us to use the content.
    Netflix has become less helpful in the last few months. They just don’t seem to release anything worth watching, it’s as if the good movies are already blocked, or maybe I’ve just become more picky. 😛

    Anyway, I use the Playon software to stream all this content from all the providers to my X-box. Nothing like having all my chooses in one place!

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