Western Digital has added streaming movie service VUDU, as well as several additional new sports and entertainment services to the WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub media players.
The company's players are also offering content from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Blockbuster, CinemaNow, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, Facebook and many others. In addition to VUDU, new services include SnagFilms, XOS College Sports, SEC Digital Network, Comedy Time and Watch Mojo.
Additionally, the new WD TV Remote app improves navigation for WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub users by turning their iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Android compatible mobile device into a remote control for their WD TV. The WD TV Remote features allow users to more easily navigate the wide variety of digital media WD TV users enjoy on their television, from leading entertainment services to personal video, photos or music.
VUDU's HD library of movies and TV titles are available in the HDX video format that features 1080p Full HD video and Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 audio. Upon VUDU registration on their device WD TV media player users will receive a $4.99 USD credit towards VUDU movie rentals, which are available to rent starting at $2 USD for two nights.
SnagFilms'collection of full-length independent films will be available free of charge, in genres such as documentary, comedy, drama, family friendly and pop culture.
The XOS College Sports is a free service that offers a large digital library of college sports video, including more than 75 years of current and classic college sports action.
On demand access to SEC Digital Network is available for current season and classic Southeastern Conference games, videos, interviews and more.
The Comedy Time free service includes a library of short-form comedy video programming.
WD's customers now have free access to Watch Mojo's videos in categories such as comedy, education, fashion, food, health and fitness, music, politics, technology and video games.
The new WD TV Remote app improves the navigation experience for WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub users, providing all the features of the standard WD TV remote control along with several advanced features, including a gesture pad to help navigate menu screens and services with intuitive touch gestures, as well as QWERTY keyboard support for text entry and search functionality. A favorites screen provides quick access to entertainment services on the WD TV. WD TV Remote connects over the home wireless network and can work with multiple WD TV media players in the home. Additionally, WD TV Remote is available in multiple languages, including English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Russian, and Portuguese.
The VUDU, SnagFilms, XOS College Sports, SEC Digital Network, Comedy Time and Watch Mojo services are now available on WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub media players, which are available at select U.S. retailers and online at www.wdstore.com starting at $99.99 USD MSRP. WD TV Remote is currently available as a free download from the iTunes Store and WD anticipates will be available on the Android Market soon.