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New WD TV Media Player Gives Users the Freedom to Enjoy Virtually Any Media File Format on Their TV
IRVINE, Calif. – May 27, 2014 — /BackupReview.info/ — WD®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company and a world leader in connected storage solutions, today unveiled the new WD TV – Personal Edition, an easy to use Wi-Fi™ enabled media player that plays virtually any media file stored on USB and network storage devices or any computer on the home network.
“Consumers have increasingly large libraries of disparate personal content types on a variety of storage devices, from portable USB to network attached storage and personal computers,” explains Jim Welsh, executive vice president, WD Content Solutions Business and worldwide sales. “WD’s ecosystem of apps and media players ensures that viewing that content is seamless on all screens, from mobile devices to the HDTV. WD TV personalizes the entertainment experience, providing the easiest way for consumers to playback all of their personal videos, photos and music.”
WD TV- Personal Edition allows users to enjoy a wide range of personal media such as photos, video and music on their home entertainment systems by supporting many file formats, including MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV and more. Files can be streamed from any connected USB drive like the My Passport® Ultra™ and My Book® product families, personal cloud and network attached storage drives like WD’s My Cloud product family, digital camcorder or cameras, and any networked PC or Mac® computer in the home.
The new WD TV media player features WD’s newest intuitive user interface that allows users to take control of their entertainment by customizing the home page with their favorite apps, setting shortcuts to favorite content folders for quick access, and setting auto-run for preferred apps to begin at startup. Additionally, WD TV now supports Miracast™, so that users can project their Miracast enabled mobile device onto their TV in up to Full HD 1080p. WD TV also allows customers to easily stream hit movies, view the latest viral videos, catch up on TV shows and stay connected to social networks through apps such as YouTube®, Hulu Plus™, VUDU®, SlingPlayer®, Spotify®, Pandora® and Facebook, among many others1.
The WD® TV Remote™ app improves the navigation experience for WD TV users by turning their iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, or Android™ compatible mobile device into an advanced feature remote control for their media player. The WD TV Remote app’s advanced features allow users to more easily navigate the wide variety of digital media WD TV users enjoy on their television.
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Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), Irvine, Calif., is a global provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its companies design and manufacture storage devices, networking equipment and home entertainment products under the WD, HGST and G-Technology brands. Visit the Investor section of the company’s website (www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information.
 Availability varies by region. Subscriptions to streaming services and acceptance of terms and conditions may be required. These streaming services may be changed, terminated, or interrupted at any time.
Western Digital, WD, WD TV, My Book, My Passport, and the WD logo are registered trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Google Play and YouTube are trademarks of Google Inc. SlingPlayer is a registered trademark of Sling Media, Inc. Pandora is a registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. Mac, IPhone, IPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other brand and product names mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies.
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