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Western Digital Announces WD TV Live Streaming Media Player With Spotify Capability

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Western Digital, the world's leader in external storage solutions and maker of the popular WD TV media player family, today introduced the next generation of its WD TV Live streaming media player, an easy to use Wi-Fi enabled media player that is the first in its category to deliver the Spotify music service.

WD TV Live features WD's newest intuitive user interface that delivers the latest hit movies, TV shows, music and online services from companies like Netflix, Hulu Plus and Blockbuster directly to your TV. The new streaming media player connects to the Internet wirelessly or through an Ethernet connection, with the high performance 802.11n wireless connectivity supporting Full-HD 1080p video resolution.

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Looking for a replacement for my roku player perhaps this is it.
 
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What is the difference between this and the "Hub" version, just the 1TB drive?

Can you plug a USB drive enclosure into the USB port on the non-"Hub" version and play video content?

Price is certainly right. Reviews of the Hub version are decent, but it supposedly has no WiFi (or perhaps that is a previous version).
 
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I think that this is the best player when it comes to compatability and features.

But it always lagged in 3rd party apps where delevopers like popcorn hour or boxee had a upper hand.

I truly think that if western digital either opened its plug in development to 3rd parties. adding the ability to add new apps. and opening it software developers like indie game developers. Imagen Sega or nintedo selling copies of sonic the hedge hog or Super mario bros for it at 3 bucks a pop.
im sure that a few snes or genesis games could make the WD HD Live a VERY popular set up box,

Also. anyone else missing a optional TV tuner ? it would make it just perfect for me.

BTW : As for the wifi... theres a long list of cheap usb sticks you can use with it. the problem is that you lose a usb port.
 
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I love my older WD Live Plus. It plays just about any format without any problems. The WDLXTV (B-Rad's) custom firmware makes it even better.

Can you plug a USB drive enclosure into the USB port on the non-"Hub" version and play video content?
Yes, and USB flash drives work great too.