Sony introduces network media player
Most of Sony’s 2010 model HDTVs, and all of their 2010 BD players, include what they call BRAVIA Internet Video. Connected to a broadband internet, the devices will instantly stream movies, videos, music and more from Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, YouTube, Slacker Internet Radio, Pandora, NPR, Sony Pictures, Sony Music, and many more.
Coming in September, Sony will offer the SMP-N100 network media player which provides their BRAVIA Internet Video platform in a simple set-top box. With a suggested retail at $149, the device will feature DLNA, USB, built-in WiFi, DivXHD, and HDMI and component video outputs. The box will be about the same size as the AppleTV.