The unit also supports various online content providers including YouTube, Facebook, Picasa Web Albums, TuneIn Radio, Fun Spot Games, and Dailymotion. What's missing is support for local services such as the ABC's iView and the equivalents from other TV channels.
According to a WD spokesperson, the company is open to communication with local content providers regarding support for their services.
"WD is committed to providing our customers with a premium entertainment experience that includes seamless streaming of personal media and the best of the Internet directly to the highest quality screen and sound system in the home," said Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager for WD's branded products and consumer electronics groups. "By marrying advanced features of the new wireless WD TV Live with quality content from service providers, we are excited to deliver on that commitment."
The $179 WD TV Live includes Ethernet, optical audio, HDMI, and composite video interfaces.