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December 21, 2011

WD Adds New HD Movies for WD TV Customers

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

Western Digital (News - Alert), a provider of external storage solutions and WD TV media player, announced that it has added streaming movie service VUDU and new sports and entertainment services to the WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub media players.

The company is already offering content from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Blockbuster, CinemaNow, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube (News - Alert), Facebook and many others.

In addition to VUDU, new services include SnagFilms, XOS College Sports, SEC Digital Network, Comedy Time and Watch Mojo.

Customers will have a better experience as the new WD TV Remote app improves the navigation experience for WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub users. Customers can also turn their iPhone (News - Alert), iPod touch, iPad, or Android mobile device into an advanced feature remote control for their WD TV.

The WD TV Remote advanced features allow users to navigate a variety of digital media. WD TV users can enjoy a variety of programs on their television, from leading entertainment services to personal video, photos or music.

 "WD TV personalizes the entertainment experience for consumers better than any other digital media player," said Chris Bull, director of marketing for WD's Connected Home Solutions group, in a statement.

"Whether it is photos or movies on your PC, Mac, tablet, smartphone, personal cloud drive such as the My Book Live, or one of our exciting entertainment services such as VUDU, WD TV media players enable anyone in the family to easily enjoy a custom entertainment experience with their favorite movies, TV shows, music and photos," Bull added.

Recently, Western Digital was ordered to pay $525 million following an arbitration process brought about by a claim from Seagate Technology (News - Alert). Western Digital is expected to challenge the order.

The award relates to Seagate and one employee, who was formerly employed by Seagate who claimed there was misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Juliana Kenny