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WD’s (s WDC) connected media players received a significant update on Tuesday with the arrival of the Hulu Plus subscription service. WD TV Live Plus and WD TV Live Hub users can access Hulu Plus after downloading the latest firmware update.
WD is better known for its hard drives, but its WD TV Live Plus media player has been a success with people looking for a cheaper player than D-Link’s Boxee Box that plays more media formats than a Roku or an Apple (s AAPL) TV. The device already has access to content from Netflix (s NFLX), YouTube (s GOOG), Pandora, (s P) Flingo and CinemaNow. (s ROVI) WD extended its line of media players with its Live Hub earlier this year, which features an integrated hard drive. The Live Hub also received access to ShoutCast (s AOL) radio streams with the latest firmware update.
For Hulu, it is essential to bring its subscription service to as many connected devices as possible. Netflix is currently available on more than 450 connected and mobile devices, and Amazon’s (s AMZN) Prime video subscription service can be accessed through more than 300 devices. Hulu Plus is also slated to come to devices from Panasonic and Haier later this year.
Check out the video below for our previous review of the WD TV Live Plus player: