Western Digital is a big player in the storage market with a huge range of traditional storage drives for notebooks, desktops, enterprise, and media center needs. The company has announced that it has added a new streaming media player to its WD TV media player line. The new player is called the WD TV Live Hub and it has some very nice specifications.
The machine has support for full HD 1080p resolution and has 1TB HDD integrated that can store content from computers on the same network. The device will be offered exclusively at Best Buy online and will be inside all Best Buy locations around the country as well. The WD TV Live Hub supports streaming of flicks through Blockbuster on Demand the same day that the titles are released on disc. The device also supports YouTube, Netflix, Pandora, and a lot more.
It supports multiple video formats including .mkv, .mp4, and .mov. The HDD is small and quiet with the performance needed to stream video without any playback issues. Data can be transferred to the internal HDD from Mac and PC systems or from external HDDs, cameras, and devices directly attached to the dual USB ports of the player. Users can also stream the video from the device directly to an iPhone, iPad, or Android smartphone with third party applications installed. The streaming media player sells for $199.99.