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Searching for content using ROKU vs Samsung BD-P1600?

by dejola / November 14, 2010 2:53 AM PST

I have a Roku device that I use to access Netflix content. My friend on the other hand has a Samsung BD-P1600 Blu-Ray layer that he uses for the same purpose. But I am able using ROKU to search for Netflix content without using a computer. He cannot seem to do that.

Is the search feature (represented by a magnifying glass on the ROKU Netflix interface) not available to those who access Netflix via the Samsung BD-P1600 blu-ray player? Can this capability be added via some sort of upgrade?



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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2010 3:24 AM PST

Such devices are under the control by the makers and of course Netflix. This is why some try these and then go back to some PC or other devices.

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Searching for content using ROKU vs Samsung BD-P1600?
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / November 17, 2010 6:08 AM PST


The short answer is that it's up to Netflix to provide that software capability for the players. For the 2010 models, a similar feature has already begun to roll out. I don't believe it will be available for the BD-P1600, but I have no way of knowing definitively since the App owner (Netflix) essentially controls the App itself.


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