WD Releases New Media Streamer With Spotify

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Tim Higgins

Western Digital has announced the addition of Spotify to its WD TV Live streaming media player family plus a new model.

The new player is an update of WD’s TV Live streaming media player. It includes the ability to access Spotify’s streaming music service to the wide array of streaming services supported by its predecessor, including Netflix, HuluPlus, Pandora, YouTube and DailyMotion.

The player connects via 10/100 Ethernet or 802.11b/g/n wireless and supports up to 1080p / 24fps content. Media connections include HDMI, composite video and SPDIF digital audio outputs.

WD TV Live with Spotify

Front and rear USB 2.0 ports allow USB drives, digital cameras or any device that device that supports Picture Transfer Protocol to connect for display. Content can also be displayed from networked and cloud storage and any networked Windows or MacOS computer.

Spotify features include the ability to create and manage Spotify playlists, share songs to Spotify friends, see and subscribe to friends’ playlists via their Spotify profiles and share tracks by sending songs directly to other Spotify users’ inboxes.

The new WD TV Live (WDBHG70000NBK) is available now for $99.99 MSRP. New firmware to add Spotify to other WD TV Live players is also available for free download. Spotify service is available in eight countries: USA, UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, France, The Netherlands and Spain.

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