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WD launches wireless streaming media player with Spotify music service

The Irvine-based company is adding the new service to its WD TV Live.

By Kylie MalstromPublished: October 13, 2011 01:10 PM

Western Digital (WD), an external storage producer, recently released the next generation of the WD TV Live media player. The Wi-Fi enabled media device is the first in its category to offer the Spotify music service.

Spotify will join Netflix, Hulu Plus, Blockbuster, CinemaNow, Pandora, YouTube, Facebook and other services available through the WD TV family. Spotify offers more than 15 million songs that will now be available to WD TV customers on their home entertainment system. In addition, the media player allows users to create and manage Spotify playlists, share songs with Spotify friends, and see and subscribe to friends’ playlists through their Spotify profiles.

"WD is committed to providing our customers with a premium entertainment experience that includes seamless streaming of personal media and the best of the Internet directly to the highest quality screen and sound system in the home," said Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager for WD's Branded Products and Consumer Electronics groups. "By marrying advanced features of the new wireless WD TV Live with quality content from service providers, including a first of its kind service with Spotify, we are excited to deliver on that commitment."

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