Topic: netflix and hulu app

was wondering is there a netflix and hulu app  that wil be on the sony dash again ?

Re: netflix and hulu app

No - those were part of Sony's "BIVL" system, which is not available any more to dash devices.

Official support of Netflix or Hulu requires the the device be completely locked down, which of course is completely no longer the case since the chumby patches are possible.

They would also require a contract with us, which would be extremely difficult to obtain for an unofficial hack to a third party device no longer supported by its original manufacturer.

Re: netflix and hulu app

But are there other video sources that might be able to plug in to the system?

Re: netflix and hulu app

The video player in the dash is pretty good, since it was originally written for smart TVs.  The issue is finding accessible content and then writing the UI to select from them.

Re: netflix and hulu app

what about  a browser that supports the  playback.  would that work ?

Re: netflix and hulu app

While there's a simple browser available for the dash, it's extremely old and does not support video, or plugins in general.  As far as I know, the only browser that supports Netflix on Linux is Firefox, but it's not available for the dash.

Re: netflix and hulu app

Thought maybe archive.org may have potential.