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WD® Introduces Versatile Media Player For Streaming Fans



           WD® Introduces Versatile Media Player For Streaming Fans

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 12, 2013

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WD^®, a Western Digital
(NASDAQ:WDC) company, and a world leader in storage solutions for the
connected life, today unveils WD TV^® Play™, a versatile media player that
streams popular Internet channels, as well as personal photos, music and
movies from other networked devices in the home, directly to an HDTV. Priced
at just $69.99 USD, WD TV Play expands upon the existing WD TV family of
products, offering an engaging new app-based user interface to allow customers
to easily personalize their entertainment experience.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130212/LA58171)

With the Wi-Fi^® connected WD TV Play media player, customers can easily
stream hit movies, view the latest viral videos, catch up on TV shows and stay
connected to social networks through apps such as YouTube^®, Netflix^®, Hulu
Plus™, VUDU^®, SlingPlayer^®, Spotify^®, Pandora^® and Facebook, among many
others^1. Unlike many other streaming media players, WD TV Play also lets
customers enjoy a variety of media they already own, such as photos, music and
videos. Customers can play content located on any computer or network attached
storage that has a DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) server, such as the
My Book® Live™ personal cloud storage, as well as from any directly connected
digital camcorder, camera or USB drive.

Simple to Setup and Easy to Use
WD TV Play's high-speed wireless or Ethernet connections support Full-HD 1080p
video streaming. The setup process is simple and intuitive so that customers
are up and running in minutes. Once connected, customers navigate a
familiar-feeling app-based user interface to play their entertainment or
personalize their home screen with favorite apps. Customers can also set their
favorite app to automatically play when WD TV Play is turned on, perfect for
listening to music and running a slideshow of photos.

WD TV Play's new remote control features pre-programmed buttons, giving
customers one-touch access to their favorite apps. Customers can also download
the free WD TV Remote™ app to turn their iPhone^®, iPod touch^®, iPad^®, or
Android™ compatible mobile device into an advanced remote control. WD TV
Remote connects over the home wireless network and works with multiple WD TV
media players in the home.

"We are excited to bring popular Internet channels and the ability to play
personal media from other connected devices in the home, to budget-minded
customers," said Scott Vouri, general manager for WD's connected life
solutions group. "Those features and our new, easy-to-use interface make WD TV
Play a product that brings smart-TV benefits to a wide range of people."

Price and Availability
WD TV Play is currently available online at www.wdstore.com starting at $69.99
USD MSRP.

About WD
WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry
leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable,
high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are
deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise
computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as
well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD's leading
storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software
solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect,
share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in
1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For more information, please visit
the company's website at www.wd.com.

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), Irvine, Calif., is a global provider of
products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and
preserve digital content. Its companies design and manufacture storage
devices, networking equipment and home entertainment products under the WD,
HGST and G-Technology brands. Visit the Investor section of the company's
website (www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor
information.

Western Digital, WD, the WD logo, WD TV and My Book are registered trademarks
of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries; WD TV
Play, My Book Live and WD TV Remote are trademarks of Western Digital
Technologies, Inc. Mac, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad are trademarks of Apple
Inc. YouTube is a registered trademark of Google Inc. Netflix is a registered
trademark of Netflix, Inc. Hulu Plus is a trademark of Hulu, LLC.  VUDU is a
registered trademark of VUDU, Inc.  SlingPlayer is the registered trademark of
Sling Media, Inc. Spotify is a registered trademark of Spotify Technology
Holding. Pandora is a registered trademark of Pandora Media, Inc. Wi-Fi is a
registered mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.  All other trademarks are the property
of their respective owners. Pictures shown may vary from actual products. Not
all products may be available in all regions of the world.

^1 Availability varies by region.  Subscriptions to streaming services and
acceptance of terms and conditions may be required.  These streaming services
may be changed, terminated, or interrupted at any time.  

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20000711/WDCLOGO)

SOURCE WD

Website: http://www.wd.com
Website: http://www.westerndigital.com
Contact: Steven Johansson, WD Press Relations, +1-949-672-9940,
steven.johansson@wdc.com, or Bob Blair, Western Digital Investor Relations,
+1-949-672-7834, Robert.Blair@wdc.com
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