WD® Delivers Thousands of TV Episodes and Movies to Brazilian Consumers with Its WD TV Live Plus Media Player and Netflix®
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Western Digital Corp.
20511 Lake Forest Dr.
Lake Forest, CA, 92630
Press release date: September 5, 2011
Access to a Library of On-Demand Entertainment Has Never Been Easier for Consumers with Affordable Media Player and the Unique Subscription Service
SAO PAULO and IRVINE, Calif. - Western Digital® (NYSE: WDC), the world's leader in external storage solutions and maker of the popular WD TV® media player family, today announced that the Netflix subscription service is now available through its WD TV Live Plus(TM) media players in Brazil.
WD TV Live Plus customers who are Netflix members can instantly watch thousands of TV episodes and movies on the biggest screen in their home for a low monthly price of R$14.99, starting with a one month free trial. Netflix availability, in combination with access to other services like YouTube®, Facebook®, Picasa®, TuneIn Radio®, as well as personal photos, movies, and music, makes WD TV Live Plus the easiest way for consumers to bring the best of the Internet and their personal content to the television.
With over 25 million members in the U.S. and Canada, Netflix is the world's leading Internet movie subscription service. In Brazil, Netflix offers thousands of hours of Hollywood, international and local movies and TV series to watch instantly, including a wide range of kid's shows.
The WD TV Live Plus media player also lets Brazilian consumers stream photos, music and videos from any Mac or PC computer or network storage device such as the My Book® Live(TM) drive, over home networks and onto the television. Any USB drive, like the WD My Passport® and My Book product families can be directly plugged into the media player's USB port for instant enjoyment of personal content. WD TV Live Plus even supports the connection of a USB camcorder or digital camera. The powerful media processing in the WD TV Live Plus media player enables playback in Full-HD 1080p resolution and supports most types of video and audio formats.
"WD is an important partner for Netflix in Brazil," said Paul Perryman, Netflix director of business development. "The versatile WD TV Live Plus media player is one of the most affordable ways for Brazilian consumers to enjoy Netflix on their televisions."
"As the first media player available in Brazil to offer Netflix, our WD TV Live Plus player offers Netflix subscribers an easy way to experience the thousands of movie titles and TV shows on their big screens, rather than only their computer. The WD TV Live Plus media player helps users transform their TV into an all-purpose screen where they can experience movies, TV shows, YouTube content and social activities such as Facebook, as well as personal content, including video, photos and music previously trapped on their computers," said Dale Pistilli, vice president of marketing for WD's branded products group.
Pricing and Availability
The WD TV Live Plus HD media player is available at select retailers and online such as Magazine Luiza, Fnac, Walmart, and submarino.com. The MSRP for WD TV Live Plus HD media player is R$499.00. More information about WD TV Live Plus and the WD TV family can be found at: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=320.
WD®, one of the storage industry's pioneers and long-time leaders, provides products and services for people and organizations that collect, manage and use digital information. The company designs and produces reliable, high-performance hard drives and solid state drives that keep users' data accessible and secure from loss. Its advanced technologies are configured into applications for client and enterprise computing, embedded systems and consumer electronics, as well as its own consumer storage and home entertainment products.
WD was founded in 1970. The company's storage products are marketed to leading OEMs, systems manufacturers, selected resellers and retailers under the Western Digital® and WD brand names. Visit the Investor section of the company's website (www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information.
WD, Western Digital and WD TV are registered trademarks and WD TV Live Plus is a trademark of Western Digital Technologies, Inc in the U.S. and other countries. Other marks may be mentioned herein that belong to other companies.
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