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Remotes coming to Netflix-streaming devices

A representation of the Netflix one-click remote available on many consumer electronics devices this spring. (PRNewsFoto/Netflix, Inc.)

January 4, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
New remotes will soon make it easier for Netflix users to stream movies over the Internet.Netflix announced Tuesday that many companies will begin making remotes with a "Netflix" button for some Blu-ray players and Internet connected TVs. The button would bring up the Netflix screen on users' TV sets, providing easier access to TV shows and movies.

The remotes will be available in the spring.

Netflix says the list of companies that will make the remotes for some new Blu-ray players include Best Buy's in-house Dynex brand, Memorex, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba. Blu-ray devices can connect to the Internet.

Sharp, Sony and Toshiba will also place the Netflix button on some new Internet-connected TVs.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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