Western Digital updates WD TV Live HD to recognize Windows 7

Western Digital has just released a new update for its WD TV Live HD, making it the first networked media hub that is capable of recognizing Windows 7. This firmware patch will enable the WD TV Live HD to show up as a destination for Windows’ Play To feature, where you will then be able to select content from the computer instead of the hub, without having to load the media player first before a video, photo or music is loaded. Still, this doesn’t mean that support for virtually any format and features available before the update is applied will disappear, so you can breathe easy knowing that 1080p video and recognition of most common media formats are still there. You will need to control Internet radio from Live365 or Pandora directly from the WD TV Live’s remote though. The WD TV Live HD retails for $150 and plays nice with Macs as well just in case you were wondering.

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