Updated 10 Jun 2014

WD TV

Live Streaming Media Player

Snapshot: The WD TV Live Streaming Media Player uses USB or LAN for streaming. What’s it like to use?

Live Streaming Media Player
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$165

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Test results

Overall score
93

Good points

  • Extremely easy to use.
  • Can stream content from a hard drive via USB or from any home LAN.
  • Has RSS feeds.

But

  • You can’t access the WD TV live from a mobile device.
  • No HDMI cable.

How we test

Overall score is for ease of use. This includes installing the hardware, setting-up and configuration, and using the remote control.

Price guide is taken from a May 2014 online price survey.

Key data

Model

Price guide
$165

Specifications

HxWxD (mm)
33 x 125 x 100
Weight (kg)
0.20
Internal HDD
no
WiFi type
802.11n
Max video resolution
1080p

Features

Streams video (over a LAN)
Streams photos (over a LAN)
Streams internet radio
RSS feeds
Streams YouTube (via app)
DLNA functionality
Web browsing
×
Mobile device access
×
Add internal hard drive
×
Connect external HDD
Integrated BitTorrent client
×

Connection

Ethernet (10/100)
1
HDMI
1
Composite RCA (R, W, Y)
1
Toslink
1
USB 2.0
2
Memory card reader
no

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Notes
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