Western Digital Players get CinemaNow12 Apr, 2011 By: Chris Tribbey
Western Digital’s WD TV Live Hub ($200) and WD TV Live Plus ($130) media players now have CinemaNow via a firmware update. The upgrade gives owners access to more than 10,000 TV shows and films.
The update also offers new Netflix functionality, allowing Netflix subscribers to search for movies directly from their TV, so a PC no longer is necessary to add movies to the queue. The update also offers support for Dolby Digital Plus audio.
“The addition of these new premium content services addresses an increased customer demand for a further expanded offering of best-in-class entertainment,” the company said in a statement. “WD TV users can enjoy a high-definition movie watching experience without ever leaving home.”
The WD TV players also include Internet-based content from YouTube, Facebook, Blockbuster On Demand, Pandora, TuneIn Radio and Accuweather.