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Western Digital Adds SlingPlayer, Movies to Media Players

5 Jun, 2012 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Western Digital is offering updated entertainment options for the WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub media players, including the ability to watch live and recorded TV with the SlingPlayer app, while saving transactional HD movies to the WD TV Live Hub's internal storage through Walmart’s Vudu platform, the company said June 5.

Current and new users now can watch Red Bull TV, ABC iview (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), Acetrax, Maxdome and the BILD TV-App, in addition to the AOL On Network.

Through an integrated 1TB hard drive, the WD TV Live Hub can save and play back purchased digital content from Vudu, including the HDX video format that features 1080p full HD and rich Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 audio.

“With today's addition of international and domestic channels, live TV through SlingPlayer, and HD movie rentals, purchases and downloads through Vudu, the WD TV media players truly provide the most entertainment,” said Scott Vouri, VP and GM of WD connected home solutions.

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