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You’ll now be able to stream Netflix content through two of Samsung’s Blu-Ray DVD players, and the two companies say they’ll be collaborating to integrate Netflix’s service on a range of home entertainment products.

Well, we’ve been waiting to see what the fourth and final “mystery” set-top box from Netflix would be, and now we know. You’ll now be able to stream Netflix content through two of Samsung‘s Blu-Ray DVD players, and the two companies say they’ll be collaborating to integrate Netflix’s service on a range of home entertainment products (stream CSI to your refrigerator!).

Those with a Netflix subscription can start streaming movies and TV content to their big screens through the Samsung BD-P2550 and BD-P2500 model Blu-Ray players. Both are currently available for $399, and consumers who already own either of them can upgrade to start streaming content by visiting http://www.samsung.com/bluraysupport.

For those keeping score at home, here’s how you can access Netflix on your television:

DEVICE PRICE CAPABILITY
Roku $99 Small set-top box that streams Netflix content (and just opened up to other content).
Xbox Starts at $199 + $49.99 Xbox Gold Membership Game console streams movies through its Xbox Live service.
LG BD300 $399 (on Amazon) Plays Blu-Ray and streams Netflix content.
Samsung BD-P2550 and BD-P2500 $399 Plays Blu-Ray and streams Netflix content.

Netflix is making a full-court press with its online delivery. Recent deals delivered CBS, Disney Channel and Starz content to the service, pushing the total number of titles over 12,000. And Microsoft was supposed to be demoing Netflix on the Xbox at a party this evening, opening those titles up to gamers.

But Netflix needs to adapt. The company isn’t immune from a tanking economy, as it reported earlier this week that year-over-year subscriber growth was down 30 percent so far in October.

Want to get a better sense of where Netflix is headed? Hear it directly from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings himself, who is speaking at our NewTeeVee Live Conference. Get your ticket now!

  1. Chris –

    I’ll have another option for your scorecard soon:

    DEVICE: a cable to connect your PC to your HDTV
    PRICE: $24.95
    CAPABILITY: unlimited, the entire internet on your HDTV

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  2. Does anyone know when NetFlix will incorporate the Playstation 3 into this list?

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  3. [...] up a year ago but kicked into high gear last fall with new content partnerships and roll- outs on multiple devices, is having a notable impact on Netflix’s business, according to Hastings, [...]

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  4. [...] is establishing a nice beachhead with its streaming service by getting it on a broad array of devices. Amazon is making VOD moves, adding its service to the $99 Roku. And of course you can’t [...]

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  5. [...] any extra hardware but does require a subscription to Microsoft’s Xbox Live service. Certain Internet-connected Blu-Ray DVD players from LG and Samsung also can access the download service and as of December 2008, TiVo users have been able to join the [...]

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  6. [...] joins a host of other consumer electronics companies carrying Netflix including LG, Vizio, Samsung along with Microsoft’s Xbox 360. Speaking of the Xbox, noticeably absent from the Sony [...]

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  7. [...] I relegated my 6-year-old Sony DVD player to exclusive CD playback duties and replaced it with a new, network-enabled Samsung Blue-Ray DVD player, which includes access to Netflix’s streaming service for that company’s subscribers. [...]

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  8. Do I still have to have some kind of router for my computer to hook up my blu ray (samsung BD-P1590)for netflix? I bought a wireless LAN adapter as it says I should, but I still can’t get anywhere. Any Suggestions????

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  9. From what I understand, you are required to buy the wireless adapter from Samsung. It is very frustrating that after all the money you spend on netflix and a blu ray player, they still want more money for you to see movies on your tv. I have a 55″ tv and am stuck watching on my laptop 16″. Really Sucks!!!!

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  10. The ROSEWILL RNX-N1 wireless adapter ($29) will work with the Samsung BD-P1590

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    1. HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT INSTALLING IT? I JUST TOOK IT OUT OF THE BOX AND PLUGGED IT INTO THE PLAYER. FOLLOWED THE INSTRUCTIONS ON SCREEN. IT COULD SEE MY NETWORK BUT WOULD NOT CONNECT.?

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