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WD TV Live Media Player

Code: A02LC

WD TV Live Media Player is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 13.
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  • Play all your media files on your TV
  • Stream hit movies, TV shows, sports, games, and popular Internet entertainment such as Spotify, YouTube, Facebook, and more
  • Enjoy your digital media library in Full-HD 1080p on the biggest screen in the house

Product details

WD TV Live Media Player

• Play all your media files on your TV
• Stream hit movies, TV shows, sports, games, and popular Internet entertainment such as Spotify, YouTube, Facebook, and more
• Enjoy your digital media library in Full-HD 1080p on the biggest screen in the house
• Play a wide variety of file formats including MKV, MP4, XVID, AVI, WMV, and MOV
• Wirelessly streaming videos, music, and photos to your TV
• Play media from USB drives, network drives, and any PC or Mac computer in your home
• High-performance, streaming-ready Wi-Fi™
• Show photos and movies directly from your digital camera or camcorder
• HDMI and composite video output
• Access your files, music and photos from your mobile device using the free WD 2go™ file viewer App
• Shoot it. Share it. Take a photo or video clip with your mobile device and upload it directly to your home network or access your photos and show them off with your smartphone or tablet using the WD Photos™ free photo viewer App
• Turn your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into the remote for your WD TV Media player using the Free WD TV Remote App from the App Store
• Collect without limits -- There’s no limit to the size of your media collection; just add more USB drives for more space

Play your movies, music and photos in virtually any file format, including MKV, MOV, AVI and ISO/VOB. Stream the latest online entertainment from the best online services. Enjoy it all on your TV in brilliant 1080p.

Your media collection belongs on the big screen – Enjoy your movies, vacation slideshows and favorite songs on your TV in virtually any file format. Sit back and enjoy the spectacular picture quality of brilliant 1080p.

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 - 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.

Automatic play - Select your favorite Internet service, song, movie or photo slideshow to automatically play when the device is turned on. Perfect for quick access to your favorite entertainment.

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.

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

Interface: Ethernet, HDMI, Composite A/V, Component video, USB 2.0
Dimensions: 40 x 100 x 125.5 mm
Weight: 303 g
AC input voltage: 100-240 VAC
AC input frequency: 50-60 Hz
Video AVI (Xvid, AVC, MPEG1/2/4)
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)
FLV (h.264)
Photo JPEG
Audio MP3
Dolby Digital
Playlist PLS
Subtitle SRT
MPEG2 MP@HL up to 1920x1080p24, 1920x1080i30 or 1280x720p60 resolution.
MPEG4.2 ASP@L5 up to 1280x720p30 resolution and no support for global motion compensation.
WMV9/VC-1 MP@HL up to 1280x720p60 or 1920x1080p24 resolution. VC-1 AP@L3 up to 1920x1080i30, 1920x1080p24 or 1280x720p60 resolution.
H.264 BP@L3 up to 720x480p30 or 720x576p25 resolution.
H.264 MP@L4.1 and HP@4.1 up to 1920x1080p24, 1920x1080i30, or 1280x720p60 resolution.
An audio receiver is required for multi-channel surround sound digital output.
Compressed RGB JPEG formats only and progressive JPEG up to 2048x2048.
Single layer TIFF files only.
Uncompressed BMP only.
For details, please refer to the user manual.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It features BBC i-player, but the normal feature available off the i-player web page to watch live TV is absent. Installation is very easy and watching programmes from the i-player library good. With a slower connection (1.5meg) it buffer a bit at the start but then goes all the way though without stopping. There is no ITV player. After being installed a couple of days it did an update and more options appeared in the services menus, still no ITV. Some of the services listed are subscription-only and one of these at least required a premium subscription, so if you're buying for this purpose beware. It was relatively easy to connect to my local NAS, play videos and display photos but some videos taken on a phone didn't seem to have sound. Reasonable value for the price.
Date published: 2013-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Player - Worth a Purchase Was a bit slow to work on first operation, but realised that it was indexing my hard drive and getting all the movie/tv series covers (a nice touch) so this can be forgiven. Menus and Huds are really nice and slick, video quality is also top notch. Being able to use my tablet or phone as the remote is a great addition, as are the 2 USB ports. Hard drive compatibility has not been a problem either - both NTFS WD myBook and portable Seagate drive work fine. Has so far played everything I have thrown at it. Didn't get it for the iPlayer or any of those services as already have other bits of kit that will - cannot comment. Looking forward to getting a NAS hard drive (eventually) but have streamed stuff from my computer over Wi-Fi and so far, so good. Only niggles I have are that it turns on automatically with the socket and reverts back to 720p resolution after being switched off at the wall. This should be resolved with an update, which do seem to be quite frequent - not disconcerting as at least WD are giving it good support! Would give 4.5 if I could but it's not completely perfect
Date published: 2013-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The 'WD TV Live' is a 'Media Streamer' that I think is a quite handy device for music, movies, videos, and photos except it does seem to be a bit slow while loading but once it has loaded you have many options available. The 'WD TV Live' itself has great potential to be a great add-on to a TV and if it updated with some updates could be an alternative to spending a big amount of money on a 'Smart TV' with it's many 'Online Services' such as Netflix, Deezer, Facebook, Accu-whether and many more. As well as the option of connecting a Multi-Media device such as a Camera or a Memory Stick and show your family some photos, videos or some music. Currently, I use my 'WD TV Live' to watch movies with my subscription to 'Netflix' and listening to music I have stored on my 'Memory Stick' with my brand new home theater system and the results are 'High Quality', one use I recently used was the option to Stream music from my PC this is what 'WD' like to call 'Ready, Set, Stream' and has become very useful.
Date published: 2013-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does what it says on box.needs a bit of time setting up. Mine kept on crashing with a 3tb hard drive.changed to a 2tb and worked perfect.plays all files and sbs 3d, a good bit of kit just spend some time with it when it comes out the box its worth it in the long run.also plays flac files .a big plus for that.
Date published: 2013-06-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK but has issues On the positive side, the device is reasonably easy to set up the first time and gives good sound quality (I've purchased it purely for streaming audio from a NAS drive to the HiFi). Supports a fairly wide range of audio formats. Negatives: it is painfully slow moving up and down menus. It crashes frequently and has to be repowered up. Some of the menu items are obscure and the handbook is not helpful. The firmware is heavily locked down in this version, so don't think of installing wdlxtv to improve the functionality - it won't work. No wired network connection. Not bad for the price I guess.
Date published: 2014-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Improved WD TV Live The WD TV Live has developed some new features that make the product even better. Some of these updates improve performance, some improve apps and some add apps. I'm afraid I am going to have to disagree with Chris.
Date published: 2013-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for personal video streaming I use this product to stream photos and mp4/m4v files from my NAS drive. It works a treat, so I have one in the lounge and one in the bedroom. Drm protected files won't play for obvious reasons. It has bbc iplayer, but lacks other catch up tv options. Once these are added ( hopefully will happen) then 5 stars will be awarded
Date published: 2014-06-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Looked promising but failed to deliver. My three main gripes are: 1. There are numerous reports of devices hanging and freezing with no apparant remedy (and pretty ineffectual support by the looks of it). If you don't believe me check out WDs own support website. 2. It won't play my .vob files properly which was why I bought it. 3. It's expensive for what it is. Let the buyer beware!
Date published: 2013-03-10
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Can you sell me a replacement remote control for this WDTV live

Asked by: Neil
On this occasion Maplin do not stock a product that exactly meets your requirements, or indeed anything close enough to offer you as an alternative.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-12-20

Can you provide a replacement remote control for this WDTV Live

Asked by: Neil
On this occasion Maplin do not stock a product that exactly meets your requirements, or indeed anything close enough to offer you as an alternative.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-12-20

Can you please recommend an available product which does the same job as this media player? I.e plays all media types MP4, mkv, avi, srt subtitles etc. 

Asked by: Martin_0311
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-09-19

can I play quick time files through a projector?

Asked by: emma
Unfortunately we no longer stock this item as it has been discontinued from our range.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-07-22

Hi, I'm thinking of buying the WD LIve and using it as a TV receiver in our holiday apartment. We have wifi and an old plasma (not HDMI) so will this work and what channels can I hope to receive please? Thanks

Asked by: RayH
A list of things the item has can be found in the link below http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=1270#Tab2&Tab30
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-03-22

Can you receive itv playback free

Asked by: marcus
I am sorry but the item in question does not support use in your intended application.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-01-08

Is this product new or is it a returned item or refurbished?

Asked by: Ice_machinE
This product is new.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-01-06

My movies are MPEG2s & are held on an external 2TB HDD (NTFS) Seagate. Will this box allow me to play these MPEG2s on a Sony Bravia TV? Can the Ext HDD plug directly into this box without the need for a laptop, & does the box connects to the TV via HDMI?

Asked by: RoyWee
Yes this will work fine in your intended application.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2015-11-23
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A02LC WD TV Live Media Player (1+) £59.99

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