Tuesday, June 05, 2012
WD TV Media Players Deliver More Entertainment Options
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Western Digital today introduced a new entertainment
options for its WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub media
Current and new users can now enjoy Red Bull TV, ABC
iview (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), Acetrax,
Maxdome, the BILD TV-App, and the AOL On Network. They
can also watch live and recorded TV with the new
SlingPlayer app and save their premium HD movies to the
WD TV Live Hub's internal storage with VUDU.
WD's new entertainment choices add to the WD TV media
player family's ability to play personal content such
as videos, photos and music by supporting a wide range
of media formats. Users can watch content located on any
networked PC or Mac computer in the home, from a network
drive and from any directly connected digital camcorder,
camera, or USB drive. WD TV Live Hub owners can also
save and share pictures and videos from outside the
home, using the WD Photos app for iPhone, iPad and
Android mobile devices.
The WD TV Live Hub is the only media player to offer
direct HD movie download service for new movie releases
purchased from VUDU's large library of movies and TV
shows. VUDU is a subscription-free, HD video streaming
service, which offers more than 70,000 blockbuster
titles including new releases, Hollywood classics,
independent films, and TV shows. Because it has an
integrated 1TB hard drive, the WD TV Live Hub can save
and play back purchased digital content from VUDU,
including the high-quality HDX video format that
features 1080p Full HD and Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 audio.
New Services Now Available:
- SlingPlayer (worldwide) - With a Slingbox connected in
your home, the SlingPlayer app brings your living room
TV experience to your connected device in any room -
around the home or around the world.
- The AOL On Network (US) - The AOL HD app, part of The
AOL On Network, features high-definition technology,
lifestyle, celebrity and entertainment content updated
daily from The AOL On Network, which features video from
brands like Engadget, TechCrunch, The Huffington Post
- Red Bull TV (worldwide) - An online portal offering
exclusive programs from the World of Red Bull in
- ABC iview (Australia) - ABC iview is Australia's most
popular catch-up TV service and is run by the Australian
Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). It features 14-day
catch-up from channels ABC1, ABC2, ABC3, ABC4Kids and
ABC News 24.
- Acetrax movies (UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Germany,
France, Italy and Austria) - Available on the WD TV Live
only, this service offers blockbuster new release and
library movies from the major Hollywood studios.
- maxdome (Germany) - Available on the WD TV Live only,
the most popular German video-on-demand service maxdome
delivers over 45,000 major film and TV titles.
- BILD TV-App (Germany) - With the BILD TV-App users
navigate easily with the remote control through
Germany's largest news and entertainment portal. The
application offers the latest news and videos from
politics, lifestyle, entertainment and sports, as well
as the pictures of the day.