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Sony Netbox arrives with iPhone, Android remote apps

updated 11:05 pm EDT, Wed August 25, 2010

Sony Netbox brings Netflix, YouTube to TVs

Sony tonight leapt into the streaming media hub field with the Netbox. The hub acts as a portal for the features that would normally be available only through a Bravia TV, such as Netflix and Qriocity movies, DailyMotion and YouTube videos, and locally available media. While it has its own remote, the hardware is uncommonly linked with smartphone apps and will have both Android and iPhone controllers.

The hub relies on either 802.11n Wi-Fi or Ethernet to hop online and can pull in content from a hard drive or thumbdrive through a front-mounted USB port. It can handle hobbyist formats like DivX and MKV in addition to H.264 or other more conventional standards, and the familiar crossbar interface carries over from the PS3 and most other modern Sony media devices.

Sony will offer the Netbox itself soon for $130, but the companion Android and iPhone apps will be free soon at their respective app stores. [image via Engadget]




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