"Internet content is expanding faster than ever and we are bringing it straight to Bravia televisions," said Sony Electronics senior VP Randy Waynick, in a statement. "Slacker and Howcast are great examples of new types of entertainment that are bridging the gap from an Internet experience to entertainment shared in the living room."
Slacker offers CD-quality music, streamed the the Internet. Users can log into a Slacker account via the Bravia Internet Video Link service and access their custom-created stations and personal music selections. Howcast offers how-to-videos and guides covering home, entertainment, food, health, and other categories; initially more than 100 videos will be available via the service.
Sony’s Bravia Internet Video Link currently connects Bravia owners who to a number of online content sources, including YouTube, Amazon Video on Demand, Sony Pictures’ own Crackle service, and a number of other content providers.