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Panasonic Adds Amazon VOD To Viera Cast BD Players

Secaucus, N.J. – Panasonic said Tuesday it has
expanded access to Amazon Video On Demand to its 2009 Viera Cast-enabled Blu-ray
Disc players.

The company said purchasers of Panasonic’s
2009 Blu-ray Disc players should have automatically received a free software
update Tuesday if their players were connected to a broadband network, and can
begin using the service immediately after registering their device with Amazon
Video On Demand.

Panasonic first introduced Amazon Video On Demand on Viera Cast-enabled
Plasma HDTVs in April.

With the update Panasonic Viera Blu-ray Disc players will enable
users to:

browse and shop for their favorite movies and TV
shows from Amazon Video On Demand’s  selection of more than 45,000
commercial-free titles, including the latest new releases and over 1000 titles
in HD;

watch videos instantly streamed to through the
player, without the need to download files of pay subscription fees; and

access and add to video selections to a virtual
library of purchased content, via Amazon Video On Demand’s Your Video Library,
and re-watch them at any time on the Blu-ray Disc player or online with a PC,
Mac or other compatible device.

Blu-ray players getting the update include models DMP-BD60,
BD70V, BD80 and the B15 portable model.

An internet connection is required to access Viera Cast.

In addition to Amazon Video On Demand, Viera Cast will continue
to provide access to YouTube, Picasa Web Albums, Bloomberg News and weather