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WD TV Live Streaming Media Player

by Western Digital
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
List Price: CDN$ 99.99
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Technical Details

  • Streaming media player centralizes your media collection and instantly plays a huge variety of media file formats
  • Stream your media to a WD TV Live media player or any DLNA/UPnP compatible TV, Blu-ray Disc player, or game console
  • Full-HD 1080p video playback lets you enjoy home movies, vacation slideshows, and more on your HDTV
  • Wirelessly stream the latest movies, hit TV shows, and the best of the Internet from Netflix, YouTube, DailyMotion, and more
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet; digital/analog audio and video outputs including HDMI; USB port for external storage devices
  • Audio Formats Supported: MP3, WAV/PCM/LPCM, WMA, AAC, FLAC, MKA, AIF/AIFF, OGG, Dolby Digital, DTS
  • Image formats Supported: JPEG, GIF, TIF/TIFF, BMP, PNG
  • Video Formats supported: AVI (Xvid, AVC, MPEG1/2/4), MPG/MPEG, VOB, MKV (h.264, x.264, AVC, MPEG1/2/4, VC-1),TS/TP/M2T (MPEG1/2/4, AVC, VC-1) MP4/MOV (MPEG4, h.264), M2TS, FLV (h.264)

Frequently Bought Together

WD TV Live Streaming Media Player + GTMax- Super High Resolution HDMI 2M (6 Feet) For HDTV, Plasma, LCD, PS3, DVD Players, Satellite & Cable boxes + High Speed HDMI Cable 1080p Full HD
Price For All Three: CDN$ 96.63

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Product Details


Product Description

Amazon.ca Product Description

WD TV Live Streaming Media Player - Play movies, music, photos and the best of the Internet on your HDTV.

Wirelessly stream the latest movies, hit TV shows, Internet entertainment, and your personal media collection to the biggest screen in the house. With the WD TV Live streaming media player, you can enjoy it all in the comfort of your living room in Full-HD 1080p.

Watch what you want, when you want.
Stream the latest movies, hit TV shows, and the best of the Internet. It's on your HDTV, on your schedule.
WD TV Live - Services
Enjoy your personal media on a bigger stage.
Play your entire digital media library on the biggest screen in your house in Full-HD 1080p. Instantly play virtually any file format.
WD TV Live - HDTV
Easy to set up, easy to use.
This media player features built-in Wi-Fi™ and intuitive navigation menus for a beautifully simple entertainment experience.
WD TV Live - Wi-Fi
Features at a glance

  • Stream hit films, TV shows, and Internet entertainment
  • Enjoy your digital media collection in Full-HD 1080p
  • Instantly play virtually any media file format
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and an intuitive user interface

With the WD TV Live streaming media player, you can enjoy your personal media collection and the best of the Internet on the biggest screen in the house in Full-HD 1080p. It's wireless, worry-free, and plays virtually any file format.

WD TV Live
WD TV Live

The best of the Internet on your HDTV - Stream hit movies, catch up on TV shows, stay connected to your social network, and watch highlights from the biggest games of the season. Don't settle for online entertainment on your small computer screen. With the WD TV Live streaming media player, you can enjoy it all on your HDTV.

Your media collection belongs on the big screen - Enjoy your media library, home videos, vacation slideshows, and favorite songs on your HDTV and sound system in your living room. Sit back and enjoy the spectacular picture quality of Full-HD 1080p.

Play virtually any media file format - The WD TV Live streaming media player supports a wide variety of the most popular files including MKV, MP4, XVID, AVI, WMV, and MOV video formats. Get the freedom to enjoy your media now, in virtually any file format.

Ready, set, stream - So easy to set up, you'll be up and running in minutes. The WD TV Live streaming media player connects to your high-speed Internet connection wirelessly, no PC required. Or use the Ethernet port to connect to your wired home network.

High-performance, streaming-ready WiFi - Includes the latest wireless technology— extended-range Wireless-N— giving you the speed you need to stream HD.

Play media from any source - Stream videos, music, and photos from your USB drive, network drive, and any PC or Mac computer in your home. Our media library collects the content from all the drives, so finding the perfect video, song, or photo to view is easier than ever.

Show photos and movies directly from your digital camera or camcorder - Connect your camcorder or digital camera directly to the media center and instantly view or archive HD video and photos without a PC. Works with any digital imaging device that supports Picture Transfer Protocol.

Bring the arcade to your HDTV - Swap gems with Rockswap, try your luck with Texas Hold'Em, or test your math skills with Sudoku. WD TV Live brings casual games to your big screen TV.

Stay updated with RSS feeds - Stay posted on your favorite bloggers and websites and stream the latest audio and video with timely RSS feeds. You can also add specific feeds to your dashboard to be shown as tickers so you never miss a thing.

Programmable remote - Use the included programmable remote control to make your entertainment choices using our crisp, animated navigation menus. Customize buttons for quick and easy access to your favorite music, photos, videos or menu choices.

Use your keyboard for easy searching and updating - Use the on-screen keyboard or attach your wired or wireless USB keyboard for easy text input. Perfect for searching videos on YouTube or updating your status on Facebook.

Automatic play - Select your favorite song, movie, or photo slideshow to automatically play when the device is turned on. Perfect for living art on your HDTV or for digital signage.

HDMI and composite video output - The HDMI port lets you connect to the highest quality HDTV or home theater. Additional composite (RCA outputs) ensure compatibility with virtually all television sets.

SPDIF digital output - The optical audio output sends digital signals to your AV receiver for the best surround sound experience.

Ultra-compact design - Cool and quiet, this compact system integrates perfectly into your entertainment center.

Advanced functions for power users

  • Audio lip sync adjustment to match with playing video
  • Subtitle color, position, and timing adjustment
  • Password-protected parental controls for specific online services

Ideal for

  • Streaming hit movies, TV shows, games and popular Internet entertainment such as YouTube™, Spotify™, Facebook® and more
  • Enjoying your digital media library in Full-HD 1080p on the biggest screen in the house
  • Accessing popular Internet sites such as Facebook and YouTube
  • Playing a wide variety of file formats including MKV, MP4, XVID, AVI, WMV and MOV
  • Wirelessly streaming videos, music and photos to your TV
  • Playing media from USB drives, network drives and any PC or Mac computer in your home

What's in the box
Streaming media player, Remote control with batteries, Composite AV cable, AC adapter, Quick Install Guide.

Requirements
Standard or high-definition television with HDMI, or composite video connection. Wireless network needed to enable wireless capability.

 


Media Players
Comparison Chart
WD TV Live WD TV Live Hub
Play movies, music, photos and the best of the Internet on your HDTV.
Store and play movies, music, photos and the best of the Internet on your HDTV.
 
Resolution
Full-HD 1080p
Full-HD 1080p
 
Built-in 1TB WD network hard drive
 
 
Built-in media server to stream to multiple rooms
 
 
Built-in Wi-Fi™
 
 
Instantly streams Netflix (US, Canada and Brazil) and other premium content.
 
Downloads movies and TV shows from Hulu Plus, CinemaNow, and Blockbuster On Demand (US only)
 
Online content
Facebook, Pandora, YouTube, Spotify, Shoutcast, Accuweather, Deezer, DailyMotion, Mediafly
Facebook, Pandora, YouTube, Spotify, Shoutcast, Accuweather, Deezer, DailyMotion, Mediafly
 
Connects to your home network
 
Windows 7 Play To Support
 
Supports DVD navigation
 
Supports most popular file formats
 
Plays content from a USB drive
 
Plays content from a network drive
 
DTS support
 
Access two drives simultaneously (drive aggregation) with 2 USB ports
 
HDMI connection
 
Composite video connection
 
Component video connection
 



Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews
45 of 46 people found the following review helpful
By Kieseyhow TOP 500 REVIEWER
Verified Purchase
I am more than pleased with this product. It has a truly amazing list of features and the performance, even streaming a 10Gb BluRay movie over a network is flawless. The device also automatically re-sizes the video to fit whatever size screen or resolution your TV is operating on. However, I do have merely two concerns. The device runs very hot. I have a long history of working with, and repairing electronics and computers, and this device runs above a recommended safe temperature for a long life. I STRONGLY suggest you find a way to mount it vertically somehow and raise it on a small rack of metal screen. I am sure if you look around at the local dollar store, you will find a suitable stand to allow it more air. If you are the adventurous type, I suggest drilling extra cooling holes in the case, or having a professional do the same (This will obviously void the warranty) The second concern I have is that if your media library is excessive, and you use the library feature (unnecessary in my opinion) you will experience long pauses where the device seems to freeze as it tries yp update and maintain a current database of media files. I simply disabled the live media library feature and that freezing problem completely disappeared. This device has features that the website and the manual do not even mention. I was constantly surprised at the level of quality of the media playback capability, the connectivity and how it "just works" when presented with a wide variety of media formats and storage configurations. You can also use this as a media server, as a network storage device, and as a highly effective means to watch Internet content from an ever expanding list of sources. Read more ›
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect April 19 2012
By Gui²
Verified Purchase
This Wd Tv is almost perfect. There is only one missing feature: you can't set a VPN or Proxy in the network settings :(
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Streamer ---- Hands Down. Nov. 29 2012
By Doug.F
Verified Purchase
Media streamers are,imo, supposed to do two things. And do them well.
A. Stream from internet content providers such as Netflix, and
B. Play video and audio files(of whatever sort) that you may have on your local hard drives.

This little box does both of these things, and does both of them very well indeed. I have never had a major problem with anything that it does, nor found a file that it would not play, and one of the things that it does that almost nothing else can do is play MKV video files. BIG MKV files. Those of you who know which files these are will appreciate how important this ability is in any media streamer. WD Live plays these from attached USB hard drives with no hesitation or streaming errors, and the quality of playback is outstanding. Try to find something else for the price that does the same. Because you won't.
It also plays Netflix flawlessly and Netflix can have a great selection, if you know what you are doing with it.
As a bonus, this device can and does play files located on your networked computers with a minimal amount of effort and set-up.

I have the a wired ethernet setup with modem and it works very well. Using wireless for intensive streaming is as anyone should know a dubious proposition, so I can't honestly recommend it. It's unfair to blame the box for the inherent problems of the technique.

I honestly can't understand those reviewers who have had problems with this unit. If you are not doing anything 'odd', this thing should be the greatest thing since sliced bread for 99.9 of potential users.
Seriously it's a big bang for quite a little buck.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best thing I ever bought March 26 2013
Verified Purchase
we use this handy device to watch videos from the flash drive, and to stream netflix and youtube to our tv set. Great product, worth every penny
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WDTV April 2 2012
Verified Purchase
Great little product. Watch Netflix, play youtube videos, pics and files off computer via wireless network. Setup was easy and has several different ways to plug in to your system so will work on just about any setup no matter what you have. Shipment arrived in about a week after ordering so was pleased with that as well. Would highly recommend this product.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Media Centre Jan. 18 2013
By Daniel
Verified Purchase
This little box is amazing I have two 1 TB drives attached to it with all sorts of movies tv shows and music of varying formats and it plays the hell out of them. Using a universal remote as well which works great. Couldent live without this box.

Only Negative is the internet connection when streaming from my computer in the next room (wireless so this could be the fault of my router) is a little dodgy and works well some days and not others.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect March 27 2014
Verified Purchase
Interface, simple. Firmware updated regularly. Plays, everything. Supports my 3 TB external WD harddrive. Streams fine. Supports keyboard and mouse BT or wired.

The ONLY complaint, the browsing is not as snappy as it should be. It's slow.

Go on the WD forums, find the Titan theme, you should be happy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Verified Purchase
I ordered this thing after reading countless reviews praising it's performance and ability to recognize different kinds of media. It does a decent job of that, as I've thrown just about every kind of media at it and it's played it all fairly well. The problems are that it randomly freezes or locks up, sometimes during a movie, sometimes while idle. It also has a HUGE problem reading large amounts of media, especially if you're trying to do so via a network connection (wired or wireless). Even if you're hooking up a portable HDD it'll take a very long time reading it if the drive is full of media (1TB seems to be a struggle). You turn the thing off, or lose power and guess what? The reading will have to happen all over again...yay! :(

Oh and if you're thinking of using the Android app as a remote control for it, you may not want to update the firmware as that seems to completely break the app. (It's been a few months now since my firmware update and the app just stopped working...no app update from developers as they seem to have abandoned the product entirely.

I'd say overall, this thing has been decent, but a HUGE headache with all the slow wait times to read media, the persistent freezes and lockups, and the Android app abandonment by devs...I also really dislike having to get up and manually unplug a product that seems to randomly freeze for no apparent reason.

Honestly, there are MUCH better products out for around the same price or a few bucks more so unless you're on an absolutely strict budget and can't spend $50 bucks or so more, then I'd look elsewhere if I were you.
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Most recent customer reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars S-L-O-W
I had the older version of this, everything is awesome apart from the biggest bummer of all, which is speed. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Persian Audiophile
5.0 out of 5 stars Niceeee
Really nice product, it is small, compact, and does eveything it says in description. I can plug my 3TB hardrive and watch my media files in HD quality...
Published 14 days ago by Radu
5.0 out of 5 stars very nice
Western Digital Wd Tv Live, excellent product, two concerns, and it has extra features not mentioned in the specs.
I am more than pleased with this product. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Jocelyne
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Product
I added a 2T WD Passport external hard drive to this unit as I am using this unit to watch copies of movies I watch often. This saves having to retrieve the DVD movies. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Guido
4.0 out of 5 stars Good product
A good product but requires some care in use with WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Extermal Hard Drive. When drive is being destached it needs to be "ejected" with the remote... Read more
Published 26 days ago by Konstantin
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, so far
We picked this item up two weeks ago and since then it has been excellent on work. A more realistic evaluation of durability needs more time, of course. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Reza
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than Chromecast
This player is amazing for the cost and what it can do. In fact it is so awesome, we cancelled our cable. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Nathan
3.0 out of 5 stars it's just ok..
unusually complicated menus, ...way too much stuff, just give me a simple Plug-n-play with simple menus. No need for all that fancy schmancy crap. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tom
3.0 out of 5 stars Not very bad but not so good
Pros:
-connect any usb storage device and it works
-lot of streaming applications pre-installed

Cons:
-very slow
-remote is crappy but with iphone... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kalpesh Manek
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little machine
Easy to use.....Whent to WD website and very well explain how to connect it to a network.Small and compact can easly install
anywhere.
Published 1 month ago by rog
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