May 26, 2009
| by Arlen Schweiger
Renting movies has never been so easy, with so many choices these days it’s enough to make your head spin—and see Netflix, Blockbuster, Amazon, iTunes, CinemaNow and other on-demand options while you’re spinning.
Just two months ago we took a look at how Netflix was extending its “Watch Instantly” reach from the computer to the living room, including a preview of things to come later this year with connected TVs from LG and Vizio that will incorporate Netflix when they arrive.
In the meantime, more Blu-ray players offering Netflix streaming and more software that brings the service to particular devices—headlined by Microsoft’s announcement of its Media Center capability—continue to make it a snap to tap into the “Watch Instantly” on-demand service.
Yup, we’ve come a long way in the short time since the Roku Player started this whole craziness. Hey, we’ll take 12,000-plus movies and TV shows, including a growing number in high-def, any way we can get ‘em these days.
Click here to view 5 more easy ways (and a bonus prospect) to connect your living room to Netflix.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.