The Live Media Player lets you view nearly every video file format out there right on your television (Including MKV, MOV, AVI, ISO/VOB and much more). You can also use your smartphone or tablet to control your WD TV as a secondary remote. It also has a host of arcade style games that you can play and setting it up is easy as well. It received 3.7/5 stars from over 2,000 Amazon customers.
You may need to pick up a new HDMI cable with the WD TV. Fortunately, we found an excellent deal on a 10ft HDMI cable for only $3.
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Play all your media files – WD TV Live supports a wide variety of the most popular files including MKV, MOV, AVI, ISO/VOB and much more. Get the freedom to enjoy your media in virtually any file format.
Enjoy media from many sources – Stream videos, music, and photos from your USB drive, network drive and any computer on your network. Your media library collects the content from all the drives, so finding your favorite videos, songs or photos is easier than ever.
Get the best entertainment on your TV – Stream thousands of hit movies, view the latest viral videos, catch up on shows, stay connected to your social network and watch highlights from the biggest games of the season. With WD TV Live, you can enjoy the best entertainment on your TV.
Turn your smartphone or tablet into a touch-screen remote – Control your WD TV experience with your smartphone or tablet using the WD TV Remote app. Get one-touch access to your favorite online services and use the keypad for text input when logging into a service or searching for your media.
Your shows on any TV at home, or away – With a Slingbox connected to your set-top box, extend your living room TV around the home or around the world. Watch and control your live or recorded shows with the SlingPlayer; app on your WD TV Live.
Ready, set, stream – So easy to set up, you’ll be up and running in minutes. WD TV Live connects to your high-speed Internet connection wirelessly, no PC required. Or use the Ethernet port to connect to your wired home network.
Stay connected to your social network – Update your status and post photos on Facebook. Access it all on your big screen TV.
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 – Customize buttons for quick and easy access to your favorite music, photos, videos or menu choices. Use the included programmable remote control to make your entertainment choices using our crisp, animated navigation menus.
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.
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.
High-performance, streaming-ready Wi-Fi – Includes the latest wireless technology— extended-range Wireless-N— giving you the speed you need to stream HD.
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.
- Playing a wide variety of file formats including MKV, MP4, XVID, AVI, WMV, ISO/VOB and MOV.
- Enjoying media from USB drives, network drives and any computer on your network.
- Streaming hit movies, trending videos, shows, games and popular online entertainment such as Netflix, YouTube, Pandora and more.
- Wirelessly streaming videos, music and photos to your TV.
- Connecting a Slingbox to stream live TV to any room in the house.
What’s in the box
Media player, Remote control with batteries, Composite AV cable, AC adapter, Quick Install Guide.
Standard or high-definition television with HDMI, or composite video connection. Wireless network needed to enable wireless capability.
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