WD has announced a $70 media streamer that also supports local content play.
The WD TV Play streams Internet content from YouTube, Netflix, Hulu Plus, VUDU, SlingPlayer, Spotify, Pandora and Facebook, as well as other services.
Unlike many other streaming media players, WD TV Play also supports playback of photos, music and videos from DLNA servers or USB-connected sources. This is possible due to the Play's wider format support shown below. Playback is supported at resolutions up to 1080p.
WD TV Play format support
Network connection is via 10/100 Ethernet and 802.11bgn Wi-Fi. Other ports include HDMI, composite A/V and optical audio. The non-backlit IR remote includes pre-programmed buttons for easy access to Netflix, Hulu plus and VuDu. The Play can also be controlled via iOS and Android WD TV Remote apps.
WD TV Play
The WD TV Play is shipping now and lists for $69.99.