LG Adds CinemaNow, YouTube to Blu-ray Players

Streaming options already include Netflix

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LG says it will add free videos from YouTube and pay-per-views from CinemaNow to its line of Blu-ray players, which already get streams from Netflix. Expect others to follow suit. Samsung already offers Netflix on some Blu-ray players.

Isn't there is irony in tacking on streaming to help sell Blu-ray? Internet video is one of the threats to Blu-ray, which is fighting for a foothold in living rooms. Maybe it's as simple as join 'em if you can't fight 'em. Or maybe the Blu-ray backers want to prove the superiority of their disks with easy, head-to-head comparisons.