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Sony is taking the next step in an enriched TV experience with its Bravia line, redefining it as they say.
Recent and upcoming enhancements to Sony's connectivity platform include (from their press release):
Netflix: offers an upgraded experience that allows Netflix members to
browse and access thousands of TV shows and movies to watch instantly
streaming from Netflix using the device remote control.
Crackle: expands its offering to include hundreds of full-length, uncut Hollywood movies and thousands of TV episodes – all available for free.
Yahoo! Connected TV Store: features more than 100 easy-to-use TV apps to complement TV viewing, including content from CBS and Showtime, social networking with Facebook and Twitter, sports and finance from Yahoo!, CNBC and USA Today, and more.
Moshcam: provides hundreds of full-length, live music concerts from acclaimed bands such as Jane's Addiction, Ben Harper, Gary Numan, Blondie and Public Enemy.
Billabong: enjoy snow, surf, skate and wake action from around the globe, featuring Billabong's all-star athletes, swimwear and fashion models.
Hulu Plus: expands its programming to include Celebrity Deathmatch, Punk'd, Reno 911! and Comedy Central Presents.
Jeff Goldstein, vice president of Connect Home Products for Sony Electronics' Home Division said:
"Sony makes your TV smart by providing an ever-evolving platform for consumers to access online content. When Sony expands its connected entertainment offerings, both current and legacy products are automatically updated. As an example, in April, an update for all connected Sony BRAVIA Televisions will enhance the Netflix user experience, allowing content selection and instant watching in an easy, one-step process."
Have a look on Engadget for Sony's TV commercial and the full press release.