LG Electronics has announced that its Network Blu-ray Disc players will be now instantly streaming videos from CinemaNow and YouTube as it has teamed up with the two. LG had first collaborated with Netflix to offer similar services via its Network Blu-ray players.
“As millions of U.S. consumers view and download movies or TV shows through the Internet, they are demanding easier ways to access content and more home entertainment options,” said Tim Alessi, director of product development, LG Electronics USA.
“From Blu-ray to instant streaming from Netflix to CinemaNow and YouTube, LG is bridging the gap between packaged media and video-on-demand services to provide entertainment solutions for consumers’ demand for content,” he said. “With these new alliances, LG continues its innovation leadership by allowing consumers easy access to multiple entertainment options in one device.”
With the new features user can browse the entire CinemaNow premium content catalog which also include Hollywood hits; instantly stream content and access and watch movies purchased from other CinemaNow-powered stores.
YouTube access will let users access millions of video across various categories like current events, instructional videos for hobbies and interests, comedy and others. There are easy searching, thumbnail previews and multiple screen size viewing options.