Samsung Blu-ray Players now support Netflix and Pandora Services

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Two Netflix-capable Blu-ray players are available today from Samsung. The Korean Giant has announced a partnership with the online video disc rental company Netflix to bring audio/video streaming services into the company's BD-P2500 and BD-P2550 Blu-ray Disc players. Owners of these Blu-ray players will get their update immediate via firmware update.

The updates will provide Netflix subscribers an instant movie streaming to watch any movie or TV title from a growing library of more than 12,000 movies and TV shows. In addition to Netflix flick access, the BD-P2550 will get a free music streaming though the Pandora music service.

LG has began selling similar Netflix-streaming Blu-ray player for $349 early this month. The Samsung units are available now at $399. Both players feature Silicon Optix HQV video processing as well as 7.1-channel analog audio outputs. DTS-MA is only supported via bitstream, but a firmware update for DTS-HD HR internal decoding is expecting next Thursday 10/30.