Netflix put on a demonstration of Watch Now via Silverlight, Microsoft’s new (beta) web-based media rendering engine. Unlike the current WMV-based version of Watch Now, which requires Windows, Silverlight has been built to support multiple browsers and operating systems. Check out the video from Vegas.
No word on when we’ll see this released, but Silverlight looks exactly like what Netflix, Amazon Unbox, Movielink, and all these other WMV services need to free their DRMed content from Windows/IE while also providing a richer experience.
(via Hacking Netflix)