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Summary:

WD revamped their entry-level media player, giving it a new UI as well as integrated WiFi and access to Spotify. How does the music service look like on your big screen TV? Check out this episode of Cord Cutters to find out.

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We already liked the WD TV Live Plus, so we were excited to hear that WD added a new UI, WiFi and Spotify for the next iteration of the device, now simply called WD TV. Take a first look in this video:

Show notes for this episode:

  • The WD TV is being sold for a suggested retail price of $99.99. Check out more information about the device on the WD website.
  • You have to be a subscriber to Spotify’s premium service to access the music service on the WD TV, which costs you $9.99 per month.
  • Spotify will also be available on the WD TV Live Hub, which comes with an integrated 1TB hard drive, but not on the previous-generation WD TV Live Plus.
  • Spotify has so far in the U.S. only been available on mobile devices as well as a few connected audio players. For a list of all supported living room devices, check this page.

Will access to Spotify make you buy a WD TV? Or are you going to wait until the service arrives on the connected device of your choice? Let us know in the comments, get in touch with us on Twitter (@cordcutters) or Facebook or email us at cordcutters @ gigaom.com.

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  1. Hmm… if they add amazon instant I am buying…

    1. Yeah, I could see that that matters to Prime subscribers…

  2. I hope the RSS feed option will also be available in the firmware of the WDTV Live Hub which I’m using. They did add e.g. Spotify in the latest firmware (yesterday released) however no info on the RSS.

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