Panasonic Adds Amazon VOD
Panasonic announced Tuesday that it has added Amazon Video on Demand functionality to its full line of this year's Vieracast- enabled Blu-ray Disc players.
The new technology is available both in new players, and previously purchased 2009 Panasonic Blu-ray models. Purchasers of the latter can add the Video on Demand software through a software update. Affected models include the MP-BD60, BD70V, BD80 and the portable B15.
"Having our VIERA CAST feature on our line of 2009 Panasonic Blu-ray players means you can now access the best of the web, directly from your living room," Panasonic's Entertainment Group Director, Richard Simone, said as part of the announcement. "The introduction of Amazon Video On Demand to our VIERA CAST offerings gives every owner of a 2009 Panasonic Blu-ray player access to a vast collection of movies and TV shows, including HD quality new releases, on virtually any digital television.