Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sony Dash Streams TV and Movies from Netflix

Sony Dash Personal Internet ViewerSony has just announced that its Dash Personal Internet Viewer, the device seen back at CES, will feature a dedicated app for Netflix. This means that the device will allow Netflix subscribers to instantly watch thousands of movies and TV shows directly on the Dash. But that isn't all, Demand Media Inc. has confirmed that eHow, Golflink and LIVESTRONG.com will also be added to the content lineup.

The Dash wirelessly transfers real-time internet by providing always on, sequential display of more than 1,500 apps from Sony's Bravia Internet Video Platform as well as the Chumby Industries Inc. personalized content channel. The Dash can also stream online music videos, TV or film content on-demand.

The device itself offers a 7-inch color touch screen with multiple viewing angles such as upright and tilted. According to Senior Vice President of Sony Electronics' Personal Imaging and Audio Business Brennan Mullin, "We're continuing to develop innovative products that bring online music, news, video and more into our customers' homes in real-time. 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."

A queue-based interface allows you to access Netflix-streamed content on your Dash in which choices from a Netflix member's queue will be automatically displayed when the Netflix icon on the Dash is touched. The same concept works for eHow, which provides people the ability to research, share and discuss solutions to everyday problems.

The Dash from Sony should be available for purchase this April for around $199 at any Sony Style retail store, a variety of authorized dealers or at www.sonystyle.com. It seems that adding this to the new Ford Sync System with Wi-Fi will make those long family road trips a little more bearable.

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