Sony announced that its new dash personal Internet viewer will feature a dedicated application for Netflix, allowing Netflix members to instantly watch thousands of movies and TV episodes directly on the unit.
Additionally, Demand Media has confirmed that its service offerings, eHow, Golflink and Livestrong.com, will be added to the expanding content lineup.
Sony’s dash personal Internet viewer wirelessly delivers the real-time Internet to any room of the home or office by providing always-on, sequential display of more than 1,500 apps from Sony’s Bravia Internet Video platform and the Chumby Industries personalized content channel.
Further, the new dash device has the ability to stream online music videos, television, or film content on demand. It features a 7-inch color touchscreen and multiple viewing angles to keep consumers connected, informed and entertained without the need for a PC, Sony said.
“We’re continuing to develop innovative products that bring online music, news, video and more into our customers’ homes in real time,” said Brennan Mullin, senior VP of Sony Electronics’ personal imaging and audio business. “By adding content from Netflix and Demand Media to our dash product, Sony is giving consumers a new, convenient way to enjoy some of the highest-quality entertainment and most useful information available on the Internet today.”
Movies and TV episodes streamed instantly from Netflix can be easily accessed through a Queue-based user interface, in which choices from a Netflix member’s Queue will be automatically displayed when the Netflix icon on the device is touched.
Sony’s dash personal Internet viewer will be available this April for about $199 at SonyStyle.com, Sony Style retail stores and a variety of authorized dealers nationwide.