Being a company primarily focused on computer, data center and server storage, Western Digital surprised a lot of people when it entered the multimedia segment.
It persevered in spite of the skepticism though, and in this case results speak for themselves.
The company has launched the WD TV Play, a media streamer that is really a compact set-top box with both TV broadcast and Internet support.
WD actually made a point of specifying access to YouTube, Spotify, Netflix, RSS feeds and content stored on a home network, if any.
That means that owners will be able to access NAS devices and PCs linked to the LAN and view films, home videos and other media stored there or listen to music or other audio recordings.
1080p output is supported, as is WiFi b/g/n wireless. An HDMI port and an optical digital audio input, plus analog A/V are part of the spec sheet as well.
Western Digital is shipping the WD TV play for $69.99 / 52.08 Euro.