Seagate Adds Netflix And YouTube Access


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Storage solutions firm Seagate said today that it will allow users of its FreeAgent Theater+ HD media player to access content from Netflix, YouTube, vTuner and Mediafly.

The new content offerings are available to existing FreeAgent Theater+ HD media player owners through a free, firmware update that can be downloaded from Seagate, and will be included in all future product shipments.

The FreeAgent Theater+ HD media player allows users to view collections of photos, movies and music saved on a FreeAgent Go portable device or any other USB-connected storage device.


"FreeAgent Theater+(TM) HD media player plays an important role in the evolution of how people are now enjoying digital media," said Dave Mosley, executive vice president, Sales, Marketing and Product Line Management at Seagate.

"We first envisioned this product as a way to move highly valued family photos and videos from the PC environment to the home entertainment center, but it has now become much more. The combination of access to local storage and streaming media playback with access to a wealth of online content makes the FreeAgent Theater+(TM) HD media player a valuable addition to modern home entertainment systems."