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Western Digital adds new services to its media players

The Irvine-based storage solution and media player producer expands its entertainment offerings.

By Schardé VallonePublished: August 08, 2011 11:43 AM

Western Digital, the Irvine-based designer and producer of external storage solutions and maker of the popular WD TV media player family, is making the Hulu Plus subscription and SHOUTcast services available for their WD TV Live Plus and WD TV Live Hub players. With these services, WD TV customers will be able to watch current and classic TV shows, watch movies and have access to thousands of radio stations.

Completing the media player’s offerings of Netflix, Blockbuster, Cinema Now, Pandora, YouTube and Facebook, the Hulu Plus subscription will allow WD TV users to watch almost every episode of popular programs from principal networks such as ABC, Comedy Central, FOX, MTV, NBC and VH-1 as well as offer dozens of classic shows and hundreds of movies. SHOUTcast Radio, which will only be available for the WD TV Live Hub media player, features over 45,000 music, talk, sports and community radio stations from all over the world.

“WD TV is known for its ability to play almost any digital file as well as deliver hit movies, personalized music and user generated videos to the biggest screen in the house. With the addition of Hulu Plus, we add even more premier content services for our user community,” says Brian Miller, director of business development for Western Digital. “We know our users will enjoy the ability to watch hit shows when they want.”


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