New Entertainment Options Complement WD TV LiveTM and WD TV Live Hub's ‘Play Anything' Popularity
Western Digital® (NYSE: WDC), the world's leader in external storage solutions and maker of the popular WD TV® media player family, yesterday introduced a variety of new entertainment options for the WD TV LiveTM and WD TV Live HubTM media players. Current and new customers can now enjoy Red Bull TV, AcetraxTM and AOL HD. They can also watch live and recorded TV with the new SlingPlayerTM app and save their premium HD movies to the WD TV Live Hub's internal storage with VUDUTM direct movie downloads.
Previously available on the WD TV LiveTM, BBC iPlayer is now available on the WD TV Live HubTM
WD's new entertainment choices add to the WD TV media player family's prodigious ability to play personal content such as videos, photos and music by supporting a wide range of media formats. Customers can watch content located on any networked PC or Mac® computer in the home, from a network drive such as WD's My Book® LiveTM personal cloud storage, and from any directly connected digital camcorder, camera, or USB drive. WD TV Live Hub customers can also save and share pictures and videos from outside the home, using the WD Photos app for iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices.
"WD continuously listens to its customers, and adds the content options they want," said Scott Vouri, vice president and general manager, WD Connected Home Solutions. "With today's addition of hot international and domestic channels, live TV through SlingPlayer and direct HD movie downloads through VUDU, to our personal content playback options, the WD TV media players truly provide the most entertainment."
The WD TV Live Hub is the only media player to offer direct HD movie download service for today's hottest new movie releases purchased from VUDU's large library of movies 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 HDXTM video format that features 1080p Full HD and rich Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 audio. "By centralising their entertainment on the WD TV Live Hub, our customers get high-performance full-HD movie playback without overloading their home network or cluttering up the hard drives of other PCs in the house," added Vouri. From "Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol" to "The Muppets," WD brings today's top movies to the WD TV Live Hub for a cinema-like experience at home.
The new SlingPlayer app creates a whole home entertainment solution by allowing customers to stream live or recorded TV from a network-connected Slingbox to any other TV in the house, simply by connecting a WD TV Live.
Additional New Services Now Available:
- BBC iPlayer (UK) - now available for the WD TV Live HubTM.
- AOL HD (worldwide) - AOL HD features high-definition technology, lifestyle, celebrity and entertainment content updated daily from properties across the AOL Huffington Post Media Group, including Engadget, TechCrunch, Moviefone and Huffington Post Celebrity.
- Red Bull TV(worldwide) - Red Bull TV delivers high-energy action sports, music and entertainment.
- Acetrax (UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy and Austria) - Available on the WD TV Live only, this service includes Europe's largest library of major Hollywood movies and TV shows.
The WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub can be purchased at select retailers and online at www.wdstore.co.uk .
WD, a storage industry pioneer and long-time leader, provides products and services for people and organisations that collect, manage and use digital information. The company designs and produces reliable, high-performance hard drives and solid state drives that keep users' data accessible and secure from loss. Its storage technologies serve a wide range of host applications including client and enterprise computing, embedded systems and consumer electronics, as well as its own storage systems. Its home entertainment products enable rich engagement with stored digital content.
WD was founded in 1970. The company's products are marketed to leading OEMs, systems manufacturers, selected resellers and retailers under the Western Digital®, WD® and HGSTTM brand names. Visit the Investor section of the company's website (www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information.
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