WD launches Wi-Fi media player

Covers multiple formats through USB, Wi-Fi

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WD launches Wi-Fi media player File formats supported by the WD TV Personal Edition include MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV and MOV.
By  Stephen McBride Published  May 28, 2014

Storage solutions company WD today unveiled its WD TV Personal Edition in the UAE.

The device is a Wi-Fi-enabled media player that plays a range of media formats stored on USB sticks, network storage devices or computers on home networks.

"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," said 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 personalises the entertainment experience, providing the easiest way for consumers to play back all of their personal videos, photos and music."

File formats supported by the player include MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV and MOV. Files can be streamed from any connected USB drive; personal cloud; network attached storage drive; digital camcorder; camera; or networked PC or Mac.

The device's home page can be customised with a user's favourite apps and shortcuts to favourite content folders. Additionally, WD TV now supports Miracast, so users can project their Miracast-enabled mobile device onto their TV in up to Full HD 1080p.

WD TV also allows streaming of movies and connection to social sites such as YouTube, Hulu Plus, VUDU, SlingPlayer, Spotify, Pandora and Facebook.

A WD TV Remote app allows a user's iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Android- compatible mobile device to act as a remote control for the media player.

No precise availability or pricing details are available for the WD TV in the regional market, but the current RRP is $115.00. The WD TV Remote mobile app is currently available for download for free from the App Store and Google Play.

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