WD today unveiled the WD TV Play media player along with the My
Book AV-TV, allowing users to enable their TV recording features to
store and playback of entertainment by simply connecting the My
Book AV-TV drive directly to a compatible TV.
The WD TV Play is a media player that streams Internet channels, as
well as personal photos, music and movies from other networked
devices in the home, directly to an HDTV.
With the Wi-Fi connected WD TV Play media player, users can stream
movies, view the latest viral videos, catch up on TV shows and stay
connected to social networks through apps such as YouTube, Netflix,
Hulu Plus, VUDU, SlingPlayer, Spotify, Pandora and Facebook, among
many others. WD TV Play also lets users enjoy a variety of media
they already own, such as photos, music and videos. Users can play
content located on any computer or network attached storage that
has a DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) server, as well as
from any directly connected digital camcorder, camera or USB drive.
WD TV Play's wireless or Ethernet connections support Full-HD
1080p video streaming. The setup process is simple so that users
are up and running in minutes. Once connected, users navigate a an
app-based user interface to play their entertainment or personalize
their home screen with favorite apps. Users can also set their
favorite app to automatically play when WD TV Play is turned on.
WD TV Play's new remote control features pre-programmed buttons.
Users can also download the free WD TV Remote app to turn their
iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Android compatible mobile device into
a remote control. WD TV Remote connects over the home wireless
network and works with multiple WD TV media players in the home.
WD TV Play is currently available online at www.wdstore.com
starting at $69.99 USD MSRP.
The second device annouced today by WD, the My Book AV-TV, allows
users to enable their TV recording features to store and playback
hundreds of hours of entertainment by simply connecting the My Book
AV-TV drive directly to a compatible TV
. Additionally, users watching live
TV with the My Book AV-TV connected can press pause and rewind, or
fast-forward afterward, to control live TV at their convenience.
My Book AV-TV, available in 1 terabyte (TB) and 2 TB capacities,
connects directly to televisions with built-in recording
capability. Built with WD GreenPower Technology, the drive inside
is engineered for the audio/video market. Additionally, the WD
GreenPower Technology is engineered to use less power and stay cool
even in a hot entertainment center full of electronics.
The drive's USB 3.0 connection enables multiple HD streaming for
simultaneous recording and playback for users that connect their My
Book AV-TV to a dual-tuner television. The simultaneous recording
feature allows users to record their favorite program while
watching a different channel at the same time.