Hulu Plus Service Coming on WD Media Players

The Hulu Plus subscription service will let WD (Western Digital) TV customers in the U.S. watch nearly every episode from networks like ABC, Comedy Central, FOX, MTV, NBC, and VH-1.

Western Digital, which offers external storage solutions and WD TV media player family, announced Tuesday that it is making the Hulu Plus subscription service available to its WD TV Live Plus and WD TV Live Hub family of media players.

According to the company, WD TV customers can now watch hit TV shows, movies and catch up on previous seasons of their favorite shows. The addition of Hulu Plus rounds out the media players’ content offerings which include Netflix, Blockbuster, Cinema Now, Pandora, YouTube, Facebook and others.

Hulu had launched Hulu Plus, which is claimed to be the first and only internet video subscription service to stream full current seasons and a deep library of back seasons of hit TV shows from ABC, FOX, NBC, and more. (Read: Hulu Plus Service Comes for $7.99 per Month)

WD TV Live Hub users will now also be able to listen to thousands of radio stations via SHOUTcast. SHOUTcast Radio is a directory of online radio stations featuring over 45,000 music, talk, sports and community radio stations from around the world.

“WD TV is known for its ability to play almost any digital file as well as deliver hit movies, personalized music and user generated videos to the biggest screen in the house. With the addition of Hulu Plus, we add even more premier content services for our user community,” said Brian Miller, director of business development for WD.

Hulu Plus lets you watch TV shows, classic series, and movies anytime in HD for $7.99 per month with limited advertising.

The WD TV Live Hub media center and the WD TV Live Plus media player can be purchased at select U.S. retailers and online at The price for the WD TV Live Hub media center is $199.99 USD and for the WD TV Live Plus media players is $129.99 USD.

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