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Western Digital adds Spotify to wireless streamer range

Western Digital has teamed up with Spotify to add the popular music streaming service to its latest wireless streaming media players.

The newest versions of the WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub streamers incorporate Spotify so Premium subscribers can create and manage Spotify playlists, share songs with Spotify friends and see and subscribe to friends' Spotify playlists.

Both models connect to the internet wirelessly or via ethernet, have HDMI, USB, optical digital and composite video connections, and support Full HD 1080p video. The Live Hub also has a 1TB hard drive.

They also support a wide range of file formats for streaming content from any connected USB drive, digital camera or camcorder, network attached storage (NAS) device or PC/Mac.

Depending on the country in which it is used, WD TV Live delivers content from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Blockbuster, CinemaNow, YouTube and Facebook.

The Spotify service is available in the UK, USA, Sweden, Finland, Norway, France, the Netherlands and Spain.

The WD TV Live streamer is on sale in the UK for £90.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.