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Netflix on Sony reader

February 18, 2010

Sony says its new Wi-Fi-enabled tablet device, the “Dash Personal Internet Viewer,” will include a dedicated application for Netflix’s streaming service that will allow Netflix subscribers to watch thousands of movies and TV episodes directly on the unit.

The Dash, which has a seven-inch touch screen and is expected to begin shipping in April for around $199, provides portable access to real-time Internet content through Wi-Fi networking and will provide “always on” sequential display of over 1,500 apps from Sony’s Bravia Internet Video platform. The Netflix application, which already runs on select Internet-enabled Sony Bravia TVs, will allow streaming movies and TV shows to be accessed on the Dash through a Queue-based user interface. Choices from a Netflix member’s Queue will be automatically displayed when the Netflix icon on the device is touched, says Sony.

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