Western Digital's Netflix packing HDWDTV Live Plus HD

Western Digital wraps off "WDTV Live Plus HD," an enhanced member of the WDTV media streaming family with Netflix integration. The new Netflix interface enables members to browse and add movies to their instant Queue on the Netflix Website right from their TV. Viewers can then instantly watch thousands of movies and TV episodes on […]

Western Digital wraps off "WDTV Live Plus HD," an enhanced member of the WDTV media streaming family with Netflix integration. The new Netflix interface enables members to browse and add movies to their instant Queue on the Netflix Website right from their TV. Viewers can then instantly watch thousands of movies and TV episodes on the big screen.

$149.99 streamer also includes integrated services from YouTube, Flickr, Pandora, Live365 and the MediaFly network which includes daily podcasts from CNN, NBC, MTV, ESPN and more. Streaming from network attached storage devices is supported as well as support for Windows 7's Play To features, allowing media to be pushed to the WDTV from any Windows 7 PC. The launch of the device comes at a time when researchers at Parks Associates forecast the number of connected devices in the home is set to double from 57 million units in 2009 to 115 million units in the next four years.

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