A new WD firmware enlarges online features of its players

WD TV Live Media Player

A new firmware update brings to WD TV Live / Plus / Hub more features and online services. Now it’s possible to upload photos to your Facebook account directory from the player as well as share the status or see the latest friend updates and wall posts. Movie fans can get rent or purchase the newest movie releases the same day they become available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc through the Blockbuster OnDemand service. Flickr, Youtube and other popular online services also available. Additionally WD offers unique feature – support of any wireless keyboard which use RF and USB dongle. It’ll help to navigate online services and make using of the players much more comfortable.

[via eHomeUpgrade]

Western Digital launched 1TB Live Hub networked media streamer

Western Digital Live Hub

A new WD TV Live Hub media player with 1 TB storage was announced yesterday. It doesn’t have some significant difference from many other networked HD players. The WD TV Live Hub can play almost all media formats and containers from built-in HDD, attached USB storage, network shares or online services. it supports a few online media services such Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Blockbuster on Demand and Flickr. So, you can find a lot players with similar functionality. However, the WD TV Live Hub has at least two interesting and maybe unique features. First of all, it contains UPnP / DLNA server which allows to stream the media content from the player to other devices in your home via local network. Secondly, the WD TV Live Hub has unique Facebook integration. You can upload photos and videos, change your status, view your wall and get the latest newsfeed from your network of friends using the WD player! And the finally, the player allows to create media jukebox to personalize media content for each family member or for different mood.

The WD TV Live Hub is already available worldwide with suggested retail price $199.99 USD. So, Facebook fans don’t miss it!

[via Engadget]

WD TV Live HD supports ‘Play To’ functionality


Western Digital adds a compatibility with Windows 7 function ‘Play To’ to their network HD media player. It allows to push any supported media right to the player from any PC run Windows 7. That function together with reasonable price in $149.99 makes WD TV Live HD media player very attractive for the Windows 7 users.

[via Engadget]