WD®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company and a world leader in connected storage solutions, unveiled the new WD TV – Personal Edition, an easy to use Wi-Fi™ enabled media player that plays virtually any media file stored on USB and network storage devices or any computer on the home network. Check out more of its features, specifications, price and where to buy below.
WD TV Features
According to Jim Welsh, executive vice president, WD Content Solutions Business and worldwide sales: “Consumers have increasingly large libraries of disparate personal content types on a variety of storage devices, from portable USB to network attached storage and personal computers,” “WD’s ecosystem of apps and media players ensures that viewing that content is seamless on all screens, from mobile devices to the HDTV. WD TV personalizes the entertainment experience, providing the easiest way for consumers to playback all of their personal videos, photos and music.”
WD TV- Personal Edition allows users to enjoy a wide range of personal media such as photos, video and music on their home entertainment systems by supporting many file formats, including MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV and more. Files can be streamed from any connected USB drive like the My Passport® Ultra™ and My Book® product families, personal cloud and network attached storage drives like WD’s My Cloud product family, digital camcorder or cameras, and any networked PC or Mac® computer in the home.
The new WD TV media player features WD’s newest intuitive user interface that allows users to take control of their entertainment by customizing the home page with their favorite apps, setting shortcuts to favorite content folders for quick access, and setting auto-run for preferred apps to begin at startup. Additionally, WD TV now supports Miracast™, so that users can project their Miracast enabled mobile device onto their TV in up to Full HD 1080p. WD TV also allows customers to easily stream hit movies, view the latest viral videos, catch up on TV shows and stay connected to social networks through apps such as YouTube®, Hulu Plus™, VUDU®, SlingPlayer®, Spotify®, Pandora® and Facebook, among many others .
The WD® TV Remote™ app improves the navigation experience for WD TV users by turning their iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, or Android™ compatible mobile device into an advanced feature remote control for their media player. The WD TV Remote app’s advanced features allow users to more easily navigate the wide variety of digital media WD TV users enjoy on their television.
WD TV Specifications
Interface: Ethernet, USB 2.0, HDMI, Composite A/V, Wi-Fi, Optical audio
Dimensions: 125.0mm x 100mm x 30.0mm (WxDxH)
Weight: 0.19 kg
AC Input Voltage: 100-240 VAC
AC Input Frequency: 50-60 Hz
File Formats Supported:
Video – AVI (Xvid, AVC, MPEG1/2/4), MPG/MPEG, VOB, MKV (h.264, x.264, AVC, MPEG1/2/4, VC-1), TS/TP/M2T (MPEG1/2/4, AVC, VC-1), MP4/MOV (MPEG4, h.264), M2TS, WMV9, FLV (h.264)
Photo – JPEG, GIF, TIF/TIFF, BMP, PNG
Audio – MP3, WAV/PCM/LPCM, WMA, AAC, FLAC, MKA, AIF/AIFF, OGG, Dolby Digital, DTS
Playlist – PLS, M3U, WPL
Subtitle – SRT, ASS, SSA, SUB, SMI
File Formats Not Supported:
Does not support protected premium content such as movies or music from the iTunes Store, Movielink, Amazon Unbox, and Vongo
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese , Portuguese (Brazil), Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Turkish, Hebrew, Arabic, Polish, Czech, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian,Hungarian
English, Dutch, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Arabic, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Greek, Hebrew, Turkish, Czech, Slovakian, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Hindi (India), Malay/Bahasa (Indonesia), Central European language
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Dutch, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Hungarian
Streaming media player
Remote control with batteries
Composite AV cable
Quick Install Guide
Price and Availability
WD TV is currently available at Iontech Inc and EA Global Supply Chain Solutions Inc. It comes with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of PHP 4,890. The WD TV Remote mobile app is currently available for download for free from the App StoreTM and Google PlayTM.
In US, the WD TV Media Player (WDBYMN0000NBK-HESN) is available for only $89.99 here.
1 thought on “WD TV Media Player Simplifies Personal Content Playback on Any TV – See Features, Specs, Price and Where to Buy”
Don’t bother… I have had this for a week now and it still won’t play MP4 videos… at least not all of them. (All my other WD TV boxes do, but not this one.) Yes, I’ve upgraded, rolled back, reset, etc… This is just one buggy device. AVOID!