Better late than never, right? D-Link has finally decided to join the likes of Roku and Apple at the media streaming party with its new MovieNite device. It offers 1080p video content from Vudu, Netflix and YouTube, plus music streaming from Pandora and access to Picasa as well. Connectivity comes courtesy of 802.11n WiFi and a 10/100 Ethernet port, and plugs into your TV via HDMI 1.4 or composite video connections. You can control the thing with the included remote or via your handset with the free MovieNite remote app for Android or iOS. At 4.8 x 4.6 x 1.1 inches in size, it's a bit bigger than the offerings from Apple and Roku, but its $59.99 list price provides a cheaper avenue to 1080p content than either. It's available now exclusively at Walmart, and is currently a bargain at $48 online, though your in-store mileage may vary. PR's after the break.
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New D-Link® MovieNite™ Streaming Media Player Now Available in Walmart Stores Nationwide
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Link today unveiled its newest addition to its entertainment product line – the MovieNite™ streaming media player (DSM-310) delivering instant access to an unlimited amount of 1080p HD movies and TV shows, and personalized Internet radio straight to any TV at an affordable price. Easy to setup and even easier to use, MovieNite offers a range of home entertainment content available via one-click of the remote, including: VUDU, Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Picasa, as well as the ability to view mydlink-enabled network cameras. The sub-$60 MovieNite is now available exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide.
"We are committed to delivering customers a unique and user-friendly viewing experience, and MovieNite complements D-Link's media player solutions, offering an effortless way for people to enjoy their digital content on a big screen at a great value," said Ken Loyd, director, consumer products, D-Link. "We are very excited to work with Walmart to bring this family-friendly viewing experience to consumers. Whether it's streaming new releases the same day they come out on DVD with VUDU, or streaming the perfect music list for your party, MovieNite offers high-definition picture quality and high-quality sound all in one convenient device."
The easy-to-use MovieNite features a simple three-step setup, built-in wireless and Ethernet connectivity for quick connection to a home network, HDMI output to stream HD movies up to 1080p, and composite audio/video connections to turn any analog TV into a Smart TV. Simply plug the MovieNite into a TV and power outlet and set up MovieNite using the onscreen menu. With an easy onscreen menu and user-friendly one-button instant navigation remote control, MovieNite is the ideal media player for any user.
Easily stream movies and more with one simple click of the MovieNite remote, including:
VUDU® – Enjoy the hottest new releases and largest HD library with a cinema-like experience at home with no monthly subscription fees (simply pay for what you watch)
Netflix® – Instantly watch thousands of TV shows and movies under monthly subscription
YouTube® – Discover and watch video clips from the Internet and share your favorite online videos on the big screen
Pandora® – Listen to free Internet radio, personalize your stations and discover new music
MovieNite also offers additional streaming capabilities, including the ability to conveniently view live mydlink™-enabled network cameras on a TV using the mydlink app to monitor your home and keep an eye on your kids or pets, as well as online photo sharing with the Picasa® app. And, a free MovieNite remote app is available for iPhone® and Android™ allowing consumers to control MovieNite using the smartphone remote app.
Availability and Pricing
The MovieNite Streaming Media Player (DSM-310) is available now for $59.99 at Walmart stores nationwide and www.walmart.com. More information about MovieNite is available online at http://www.dlink.com/DSM-310.