LG further diversifies its Blu-ray players with online content

During the summer, South Korean CE maker LG debuted the first streaming Netflix-enabled Blu-ray player. Today, the company announced its Blu-ray players will receive content from more streaming partners.

LG's network-connected Blu-ray players will be receiving an upgrade in early 2009, endowing them with features similar to the latest broadband TiVo DVRs: Users will be able to access CinemaNow and YouTube content.

By letting its connected Blu-ray players access these streaming services, LG instantly adds a library of nearly 30,000 cinematic and television releases and a countless number of user-generated videos to the approximately 1,220 Blu-ray titles available in the United States.

While the company's only network Blu-ray player is its $350 BD300, LG will be premiering a new line of products at CES 2009, which will immediately enjoy the fruits of LG's partnerships with Netflix, CinemaNow, and YouTube. The company expects more streaming service providers to join in 2009 and beyond.

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