Western Digital have today announced their competitor to media streamers worldwide, the WDTV Play, which will be a direct competitor to devices such as the Apple TV and the Roku box, streaming photos, music and movies from any networked device on the same network to your HDTV.
The product will be priced at $69.99 in the US, and will come with what WD are calling an “app-based user interface”, allowing users to control the device, customizing it to their preferences.
The WDTV Play will include Wi-Fi capabilities so can stream content from sites like YouTube, Netflix and Hulu, as well as access other services such as VUDU, SlingPlayer, Spotify, Pandora and Facebook. If the user prefers they can also play content from their computer, or a NAS drive that has a DLNA server. Content can also be streamed from the My Book Live cloud service, or from a connected camcorder, camera or USB flash drive.
There will also be a remote app available to download for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Android devices, that will let you control the device as long as you are connected to the same network.