Samsung Blu-ray players receive Netflix streaming
Netflix Watch Now will come to Samsung’s Blu-ray players with a firmware update. The new deal was announced on Wednesday and will affect the BD-P2500 and BD-P2550 players.
The BD-P2500 is listed at $399 and features BD-Live, as well as the Silicon Optix HQV video processor. It has 7.1 analog outputs, but DTS:HD Master Audio is only output on HDMI via bitstream.
LG’s latest Blu-ray player has this functionality, and it will come to the Xbox 360 with the new Dashboard. Netflix also has their own network player made by Roku.
There are now approximately 12,000 Watch Now titles on Netflix. They’re not the best titles, and they’re in a low-resolution without surround sound, but it is still a great feature. With YouTube and Hulu working on “high-def” video, it’s only a matter of time before Netflix gets on board.