Hollywood's UltraViolet to make its way to TVs
Hollywood's online movie system, UltraViolet, is finally coming to the TV.
Flixster, a unit of Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros., said Monday that its app will be available later this year on Panasonic televisions and Blu-ray players that use its Viera Connect system of connecting to the Internet.
Flixster allows registered users to access movies they have bought using the new UltraViolet standard.
Starting last October, studios such as Warner Bros., Sony and Comcast's Universal have been selling DVDs and Blu-ray discs on the standard that enables users to record their purchases online and play the movies back over multiple devices.
Monday's announcement represents the first time UltraViolet movie files will be playable on regular televisions without needing to put a disc in a physical player.