Western Digital (http://www.wdc.com/en/), has added several entertainment and social sites to the WD TV media player family. WD TV Live and WD TV Live Plus media player customers will now be able to connect with their friends and family through Facebook — including uploading photos and videos, sharing their status, viewing their wall and getting the latest updates from their News Feed, all from their HDTV.
Meanwhile, WD TV Live Plus media player customers in the U.S. can now instantly rent or purchase the newest movie releases the same day they become available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc through the Blockbuster On Demand service. In addition, new features for the WD TV Live and WD TV Live Plus media players include:
° Deezer: a personalized on-demand music service for listening to seven million tracks anytime;
° Flingo: free Internet television from leading studios, TV networks, and video web sites;
° AccuWeather.com, a worldwide weather forecasting service;
° USB wireless keyboard support: you can use any wireless keyboard with an USB dongle to update Facebook status and conduct YouTube searches.
The WD TV Live media player is available worldwide, and the WD TV Live Plus media player is available in the U.S. and Canada. Products can be purchased at select U.S. and Canadian retailers and online at wdstore.com. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the WD TV Live and WD TV Live Plus media players is US$129.99.