IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WD®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company and a world leader in connected storage solutions, today 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. To make that experience even better, WD 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.
"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.
Price and Availability
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 select U.S. retailers and online at the wdstore.com.
WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD's leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.wd.com.
Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), Irvine, Calif., is a global provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its companies design and manufacture storage devices, networking equipment and home entertainment products under the WD, HGST and G-Technology brands. Visit the Investor section of the company's website (www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information.
Western Digital, WD, My Passport, My Cloud, WD My Cloud and the WD logo are registered trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Android, Google Play and Google Drive are trademarks of Google Inc. IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license by Apple Inc. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Dropbox is a trademark of Dropbox Inc. All other brand and product names mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies.
As used for storage capacity, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.
 Total mobile app downloads include WD My Cloud, WD Photos and WD2go mobile apps