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Do I need a Blu-ray player to download movies from the Web?

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A Blu-ray player is not needed to download movies from the Web. A Blu-ray player is only one option to download, or stream, Internet video. Other options are PCs, gaming consoles, tablets or dedicated streaming devices.

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Do I need a Blu-ray player to download movies from the Web?
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Many Blu-ray players come with software that is pre-installed to enable the streaming of video from services such as Netflix and Hulu. Sign up for the service, and enter the required membership information into the relevant app on the Blu-ray player. The same services are available for a wide range of devices. PC users can stream these services through Web browsers, and apps for most individual services are available for tablet devices, gaming consoles and dedicated streaming devices such as the Roku.

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