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After its latest firmware update, available right this instant, Seagate's set top FreeAgent Theater+ HD media player will deliver Netflix streaming, YouTube, vTuner and Mediafly content. Right, just like some other boxes out there today, but there's a caveat.


Here's an unsanctioned by Gizmodo hint: Arr!

What makes this particular box a bit different than the rest, like an offering from Roku for example, is that a Roku box doesn't stream videos from a hard drive or home network, and Seagate's does. That's an important distinction, because it means for about $90 or so you can play all the pirated video you can eat, then switch over to Netflix streaming when you get tired of seeing your bootlegged, uncut copy of Iron Man 2 for the umpteenth time.


The update is available for free as part of an automated firmware update at, and will be pre-installed on all future Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ HD units sold in stores.

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