Western Digital has invested quite a lot of effort in the development of its line of media players and earlier today it introduced the next-generation of WD TV Live streaming player that claims it's the first in its category to support the Spotify music service.The media player is available in two versions, one for PAL and the other one for NTSC television sets, but both of these include similar features and specifications, such as WiFi and Ethernet connectivity.
Compared to the older WD media players, the TV Live has now received a new user interface that should ease access to the content available online from WD's partners.
The list includes services such as Netflix, Hulu Plus and Blockbuster, but users can also stream content from CinemaNow, Pandora, YouTube, Facebook as well as the Spotify music service.
In addition, the WD TV Live also comes fitted with an USB port to playback the content that you have created, such as home videos or photos.
Outside of the USB port, WD's media streamer also features the usual HDMI and composite A/V connections, for getting it hooked up to the TV, as well as an optical audio port.
"WD is committed to providing our customers with a premium entertainment experience that includes seamless streaming of personal media and the best of the Internet directly to the highest quality screen and sound system in the home," said Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager for WD's Branded Products and Consumer Electronics groups.
"By marrying advanced features of the new wireless WD TV Live with quality content from service providers, including a first of its kind service with Spotify, we are excited to deliver on that commitment."
The new WD TV Live streaming media player is already available for purchase and WD has set its MSRP set at $99.99 USD, or roughly 76 Euros.