iPhones and iPod touchs could soon offer a special Blu-ray hook-up, thanks to some new software to launch this week that will network the devices with Blu-ray players.

NetBlender will release new networking technology that links Blu-ray content to the Apple devices, called BD Touch.

The software uses the network capabilities of some Blu-ray players, and means iPhone and iPod touch users could soon be able to use their devices as remote controls for their next-gen home cinema devices.

"The sophisticated user interface of the iPhone enables greater user interaction as well as the power to leverage the iPhone’s existing network. Search, e-commerce and advertising possibilities related to movie content abound when one imagines real-time communication between the iPhone and the content currently being displayed on a Blu-ray player", Netblender states.

In the future the tech could apparently see Blu-ray players send a digital copy of a film to an idevice, or content between the two could be auto-updated.

We'll bring you more when the solution officially launches later this week.