Panasonic Adds Netflix to Viera Cast

Posted Mon Sep 13, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Only Viera Cast enabled TVs and Blu-ray players from 2010 on will get the feature.

Other companies have been on top of this for quite some time now, but it looks like Panasonic has finally jumped on the Netflix wagon. All of Panasonics Viera Cast enabled televisions and Blu-ray players made in 2010 are now able to access Netflix.

"The addition of Netflix to our 2010 VIERA CAST offerings now gives consumers access to the leading online movie subscription service," says Panasonic VP Merwan Mereby. "The features now available on VIERA CAST provide consumers with access to a wide range of the leading entertainment and interactive sites which allow them to enjoy high definition movies and connect directly with family and friends right from their HDTV in the comfort of their own living room."

The update should be live now on all VT20, VT25, G25 and G20 televisions as well as the BDT100, BDT300, BDT350, BD65, BD75 and BD70V Blu-ray players. The portable B500 is also included, which is a nice bit of extra functionality for a portable player.

Source: Panasonic

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