Last week, Seagate partnered with Paramount Pictures to pre-load several movies including the likes of GI Joe and The Love Guru to its 500GB FreeAgent Go Portable hard drives. Now the company has announced another partnership; this time with Netflix to offer video streaming services from the movie rental company on Seagate’s home media players.
Seagate’s FreeAgent Theater+ HD has traditionally allowed users to view movies and videos stored in their computer over their television screen. With this new partnership, the company will also let users stream movies from Netflix via their computer to the Television screen. This could be a significant move for Seagate and Netflix alike as the hardware manufacturer increasingly focuses on content consumption to drive the sale of their devices.
Seagate has also revealed that their media players will also enable access to services like YouTube, vTuner, and Mediafly.[via VentureBeat]