New Social Features Added To WD TV Products

Western Digital is expanding it’s home media offerings with some interesting additions.

Today they are adding several entertainment and social sites to their popular WD TV media player family.

WD TV Live and WD TV Live Plus media player customers will now be able to connect with their friends and family through Facebook – including uploading photos and videos, sharing their status, viewing their wall and getting the latest updates from their News Feed – among other entertainment choices, all from their HDTV. Meanwhile, WD TV Live Plus media player customers in the U.S. can now instantly rent or purchase the newest movie releases the same day they become available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc through the Blockbuster On Demand service.

In addition, new features for the WD TV Live and WD TV Live Plus media players include:

  • Deezer: a personalized on-demand music service for listening to 7 million tracks anytime, anywhere and one of the most popular Internet and mobile music offerings in Europe
  • Flingo: free Internet television from leading studios, TV networks, and video websites
  • AccuWeather.com: a worldwide weather forecasting service
  • USB wireless keyboard support: use any popular wireless keyboard with USB dongle to easily update Facebook status and conduct YouTube searches.

“The WD TV family of media players lets our customers enjoy all of their personal media plus the best of the Internet on the biggest screen in the house,” said Brian Miller, director of business development for WD. “We listen to our user community and integrate their feedback to continuously improve the experience with our products. That includes working with our content partners to curate the best set of Internet services to meet customers’ needs.”

Price and Availability

The WD TV Live media player is available worldwide, and the WD TV Live Plus media player is available in the U.S. and Canada.

Products can be purchased at select U.S. and Canadian retailers and online at wdstore.com.

Pricing for the WD TV Live and WD TV Live Plus media players is $129.99.

James Hickshttp://about.me/jameshicks
James is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of HicksNewMedia, a Digital Publishing and Technology Consulting team providing effective and relevant solutions to individuals and businesses looking to more effective utilize the social interweb. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.

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