Samsung Blu-ray Players Now Support YouTube, Blockbuster, MKV

Samsung Blu-ray YouTube Screen - Credit: CNET

Almost every month we hear about new supported services being added to networked Blu-ray players and HDTVs from the likes of LG, Samsung, and others. Today Samsung is pushing out a new firmware update that adds YouTube (not YouTube HD — at least not yet) and Blockbuster video streaming to its line of Network Blu-ray players. But if that wasn’t enough Samsung has added support for the fairly new and popular video container, MKV. According to CNET, an MKV-wrapped AVC file worked well playing off a USB flash drive and had no problems jumping forward and back through the track.

Note: Samsung’s network Blu-ray player before this announcement already offered support for Netflix and Pandora.

First Look: Samsung BD-P3600 (4/13/2009)

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