Western Digital and Spotify have announced that the streaming music service will now be available on WD TV media players, giving Spotify premium subscribers access to the 15m+ catalog from their HDTVs. Supported on the WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub, the latter packing a 1TB hard-drive, Spotify functionality will include playlist creation and recall, song sharing and the ability to subscribe to friends’ playlists.
You’ll also be able to recommend tracks to your friends by sending them directly to their inbox. The integration is the latest move in Spotify’s push for growth, with the streaming music service announcing that it had partnered with Facebook for its sharing system. The deal also meant Spotify access in the US was no longer dependent on an invitation, though you’ll need a paid subscription if you want access on your Western Digital hardware.
The Western Digital WD TV Live is priced at $99.99, while the WD TV Live Hub is $199.99. A premium subscription to Spotify is priced at $9.99 per month in the US, £9.99 in the UK, and €9.99 in Europe.