Netflix Streaming Now Available in Samsung Blu-ray Players

Pricey drives get Netflix streams to the TV.

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Netflix will be streaming movies onto more TVs with the help of Samsung, whose Blu-ray players can now channel the service's instant-viewing offerings. Two drives already sold by Samsung can add the feature through their Internet connection.

Like a Blu-ray player announced earlier by LG, the Samsung drives are fairly pricey at $400. But a standalone Neflix player from Roku costs $100, so the feature essentially cuts the price of the Blu-ray players to $300.

That's still too expensive for the mainstream. It will be more exciting when the Netflix capability gets added to lower-end Blu-ray, or even standard DVD players. It seems just a matter of time.