Western Digital is hoping to make media consumption extremely easy and convenient for you and/or your family with the availability announcement of the company’s WD TV home media player.
“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.”
The WD TV is a WiFi-enabled media player that supports playback of video in different file formats including MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, and more. It can also be used to view photos and music. The media may be sourced from a multiple number of devices including USB storage drives attached to the WD TV’s USB port, NAS (network-attached storage) devices, or computers connected to the same network as the WD TV. The device also supports Miracast so users can also stream their mobile device displays to their TVs through the WD TV. For those who like consuming their media from online sources, the WD TV supports a number of apps including YouTube, Hulu Plus, VUDU, SlingPlayer, Spotify, Pandora, Facebook, and more.
The WD TV can be controlled using the included remote and the easily customizable interface which allows users to place their favorite apps front and center as well set apps to automatically run after switchin on the WD TV. The can also be controlled using your mobile device via the WD TV Remote app that’s available for Android or iOS.
Pricing & Availability
The WD TV is now available at select stores for an SRP of Php4,890. Additionally, the WD TV Remote mobile app for iOS and Android is now available for download for free from their respective app stores.