Dubai, UAE, November 5, 2014: WD, a Western Digital company and a player in connected storage solutions, today released WD My Cloud operating software (OS) version 1.5, delivering new versions of the WD My Cloud device firmware as well as the WD My Cloud mobile app. WD My Cloud OS 1.5 introduces new media navigation, viewing and search features. The free upgrade is available on the full suite of My Cloud products including My Cloud, My Cloud Mirror, My Cloud EX2 and My Cloud EX4. The company also announced that its WD My Cloud mobile apps have been downloaded more than four million times, allowing users to remotely connect to their My Cloud personal clouds to view photos, stream video and access their files from anywhere on their smartphones or tablets.
The WD My Cloud mobile app currently is available for download for free from the App StoreSM and Google Play store. My Cloud products are available at leading electronics retailers across the Middle East and online at the wdstore.com.
“WD recognizes the overwhelming task that consumers face in organizing and controlling all of the music, movies, photos and other digital files we collect across our various computers and mobile devices,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president, WD Content Solutions Business and worldwide sales. “The more than four million downloads of our WD My Cloud app offerings to date show our software provides tremendous value to our customers, and we are committed to continuing the mission of WD My Cloud OS to simplify the digital chaos we all face with the growing amount of digital content in our lives.”
With the My Cloud family, users have anywhere access to their favorite digital content by using WD’s award winning WD My Cloud mobile app for iOS or Android mobile devices. The WD My Cloud OS1.5 upgrade adds a dynamic Media View feature to the mobile app, providing users with a more engaging experience to view and search their photos, music and video content. The WD My Cloud app also helps unify all of a users’ cloud storage under a single app and user interface, allowing access to content on their personal cloud and on major public cloud services such as Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive from just one app.
The WD My Cloud OS 1.5 upgrade also includes an update to the WD remote access servers that provide the authentication and access to My Cloud devices to address the BASH/Shellshock vulnerability.