September 11, 2008
| by Arlen Schweiger
Looking for more on-demand viewing options than what your current provider is offering? If you own a Sony Bravia TV with its Bravia Internet Video Link, well, you’ve got instant access to thousands more TV shows and movies now.
Sony announced today that Amazon’s Video On Demand service is now available through the Bravia Internet Video Link to go right to your TV. You can purchase or rent commercial-free movies and TV episodes, and there are a handful of free videos as well—mainly some TV shows you can catch up on.
The company also said that streaming HD content is available too, through Dailymotion and other providers on the Bravia Internet Video Link service at no extra cost.
For the Amazon goods, you can begin renting or buying content straight from your TV or Amazon’s web site and start watching it immediately, once you register the Bravia Internet Video Link.
For the uninitiated, Amazon and Dailymotion add to a lineup that includes: YouTube; CBS, Yahoo!; Sports Illustrated; blip.tv; CondéNet’s Style.com, Men.Style.com, Epicurious, Wired.com and Concierge.com channels; Sony Pictures’ Crackle, The Minisode Network, Timeless TV and Inside Sony Pictures channels; FEARnet; Ford Models; SingingFool; and VideoDetective.
You can grab the Bravia Internet Video Link module for around $300 at Sony Style stores and other retailers, or at Sony Style and Amazon’s web sites.
Anyone use this service yet and can comment on it? Feel free below.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.