WD unveils wireless streaming media player


Western
Digital, a provider of external storage solutions and maker of the WD TV media
player, announced the launch of its WD TV Live streaming media player, a Wi-Fi
enabled media player to deliver the Spotify music service.


WD
TV Live features WD’s intuitive
user interface that delivers the latest hit movies, TV shows, music and online
services from companies like Netflix, Hulu Plus and Blockbuster directly to
your TV.


The
new streaming media player connects to the Internet wirelessly or through an
Ethernet connection, with the high performance 802.11n wireless connectivity
supporting Full-HD 1080p video resolution.


“WD
is committed to providing our customers with a premium entertainment experience
that includes seamless streaming of personal media and the best of the Internet
directly to the highest quality screen and sound system in the home,” said
Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general
manager for WD’s Branded Products and Consumer Electronics groups.


In
addition to Internet content, WD TV Live allows users to enjoy personal media
such as photos, video and music on their home entertainment systems by
supporting a wide range of file formats for streaming content from any
connected USB drive, digital camcorder or camera, network drive such as the My
Book Live personal cloud storage, and any networked PC or Mac computer in the
home.


Adding
to the WD TV family’s current content offerings from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Blockbuster,
CinemaNow, Pandora, YouTube, Facebook and many others, WD TV Live and WD TV
Live Hub are the first streaming media players to deliver Spotify’s acclaimed
music service.


Premium
Spotify subscribers can now enjoy unlimited on-demand access to Spotify’s
catalog of over 15 million songs in excellent sound quality (available in up to
320kbps) on their home entertainment system.


“We’re
really excited to make further steps into the living room with the streaming
media players from Western Digital, which from today offer the full Spotify
streaming catalog in a truly innovative TV-focused user experience,” said Pascal de Mul, Global Head of Hardware Partnerships,
Spotify.


WD
incorporates Spotify’s features in the new service, including the ability to
create and manage Spotify playlists, share songs to Spotify friends, and see
and subscribe to friends’ playlists via their Spotify profiles. Users can also
share tracks by sending songs directly to other Spotify users’ inboxes. Spotify
for WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub delivers an exciting new way to enjoy and
share music on the best sound system in your home.


By
Telecomlead.com Team
[email protected]

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