Western Digital today introduced the next generation of its WD TV Live streaming media player, a Wi-Fi enabled media player that is the first in its category to deliver the Spotify music service.
WD TV Live features WD's newest 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.
In addition to premium 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.
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 music service. Premium Spotify subscribers can enjoy unlimited
on-demand access to Spotify's catalog of over 15 million songs in sound
quality available in up to 320kbps on their home entertainment system.
WD incorporates Spotify's popular 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.
In addition to Spotify and WD's current content offerings, WD TV Live and WD
TV Live Hub will also now include the Dailymotion video service.
MSRP for the WD TV Live streaming media player is $99.99 USD. Spotify is now
available on the new WD TV Live players, as well as the WD TV Live Hub
streaming media player, which features a built-in 1 TB hard drive to store
personal content locally for TV streaming. The Spotify service is available
in eight countries: USA, UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, France, the
Netherlands and Spain.