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Are 3D Movies Available In Streaming?
By Swanni

Washington, D.C. (June 2, 2013) - Editor's Note: TV's Answer Man, aka Swanni, takes your questions regarding how to best use the latest products and services in TV technology. If you have a question about TV technology, ask TV's Answer Man by sending an e-mail to

Q. I just bought a 3D TV and I want to try out the 3D feature but I don't want to get a 3D channel from my cable service because I hear they charge. Is there any 3D movies available online? -- Natalie, Walnut Creek, California.

Natalie, for starters, most cable and satellite providers do not charge for 3D channels so check with your provider. You might be pleasantly surprised.

But to answer your question, there is 3D available online via streaming services. In fact, Netflix has a small number of 3D movies in its catalog. However, there are two catches. One,
Netflix requires your Internet Service Provider to participate in its 'Open Connect' delivery network and, thus far, only a handful of providers have agreed to do so. Cablevision is one. (To learn more about whether your ISP is on Open Connect, click here.)

The other catch? Netflix's 3D
page says you must watch the 3D movies on a PlayStation 3 or select LG TVs.

But there are other options. Vudu's VOD streaming service offers a large number of 3D films with most priced between $4 and $6 per viewing. Vudu can be found on most Net TV set-tops, such as
Blu-ray players with Wi-Fi availability.

There is also 3D programming available online from Wealth TV, which can be found on some Smart TV devices such as Wi-Fi Panasonic TVs. Wealth TV offers lifestyle and sports programming.

So there you go, Natalie.

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