WD launches new wireless media player

External storage maker Western Digital has released the next generation of its WD TV Live streaming media player, which features Wi-Fi. The device connects to the Internet wirelessly or through an Ethernet connection.

Western Digital's TV Live streaming media player (image: WD)

“WD TV Live features WD’s newest intuitive user interface that delivers quality Internet content from video services to Internet radio and social networking from companies like YouTube, Facebook, Picassa Web Albums and TuneIn Radio, directly to your TV in Full-HD 1080p resolution,” Western Digital said.

But WD TV Live isn’t just about streaming media – it also features Fun Spot Games. It’s a casual gaming service that allows users to play games like puzzles, strategy and quizzes, including Sudoku, Black Jack and Poker.

“WD is committed to providing our customers with a premium entertainment experience that includes seamless streaming of personal media and the best of the Internet directly to the highest quality screen and sound system in the home,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager for WD’s Branded Products and Consumer Electronics groups.

“By marrying advanced features of the new wireless WD TV Live with quality content from service providers, we are excited to deliver on that commitment.”

Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor