Netgear unveils NeoTV Streaming Player, takes another shot at the smart TV market

Looks like Netgear is taking what it learned from licensing Roku's tech last year and streamlining its connected TV offerings. With the NeoTV Streaming Player the company is striking out on its own once again and delivering the usual lineup of streaming media (Netflix, YouTube, Vudu, Revision3, Pandora, etc...). On the hardware side you're looking at a glossy black box with a 300Mbps WiFi radio, Ethernet, optical audio out and, of course, HDMI. The NeoTV is available for pre-order now and will start shipping towards the end of the month for $80. And once you get tired of rewatching every episode of Next Generation, you can play a few hands of Blackjack or check out this little thing you may have heard of called The Engadget Show. Full PR is after the break.

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Upgrade Your TV to a Smart TV Without Replacing It – Just Add NETGEAR NeoTV

For just $79.99, the new NeoTV Streaming Player opens up a world of Internet entertainment with streaming movies, TV shows, music, videos, news clips and games from Netflix, Vudu, YouTube and many other sources

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Sept. 14, 2011- NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today introduced the NETGEAR NeoTV™ Streaming Player (NTV200), which instantly turns any television with an HDMI port into a smart TV connected to a world of streaming movies, TV shows, music, videos, news and games from Netflix, Vudu, YouTube and many other sources, with more planned after launch. Available later this month for just $79.99, the NeoTV Player offers the best combination of content and features among streaming players priced under $100.

It couldn't be easier – use the free NeoTV Remote app to turn your iPhone or Android smartphone into a remote control for the NeoTV Player to get fast access to thousands of movies and TV shows from Netflix, hundreds of 1080p HD new movie releases from Vudu and millions of short videos from YouTube. Additional NeoTV Player channels include Pandora, Napster, Picasa,, Crunchyroll, Revision3 and many more.

The NeoTV Player brings you a wide choice of news and information through channels such as The Economist, Engadget, Make Magazine, TED and TMZ; and connects you to friends through Facebook and Twitter channels. Vudu Apps, a companion to Vudu HD movies, offers a wide selection of free channels with videos, music, photo browsing, news, weather and social networking. When it's time to play, there's a collection of free casual games including Blackjack Royale, Rockswap Adventures and Texas Hold'em.

As the leader in home networking, NETGEAR provides two easy ways to connect the NeoTV Player to the Internet – through built-in high-speed 300Mbps WiFi, perfect for delivering 1080p HD streaming, or through an Ethernet cable. The player also has optical audio out (S/PDIF) for high-quality surround sound. For those without a smart phone, the NeoTV Player comes with a regular remote control.

―There's no longer any reason to miss out on all the new entertainment choices streaming to homes through the Internet,‖ said Damir Skripic, Product Line Manager for Connected Entertainment at NETGEAR. ―The NETGEAR NeoTV Streaming Player is an easy, affordable way to transform the television you already own into a smart TV.

Pricing and Availability
The NETGEAR NeoTV Streaming Player (NTV200) will be available later in September in the United States at $79.99 and can be pre-ordered now from major retailers and online stores.

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About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of Big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through more than 37,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at and

© 2011 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo and NeoTV are registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved.

Note: Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput will vary from maximum signal rates stipulated. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Some channels listed above require subscription or pay-per-view fees.