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WD TV Live


Interface:
Ethernet, USB 2.0, HDMI, Composite A/V, Wi-Fi, Optical audio

Play virtually any
file type.
Play your media in virtually any
file format including MKV, AVI, MOV, ISO/VOB and much more on your TV.

Enjoy your media from many sources.
Stream media stored on your USB device, network drive and any computer on your network.

Stream the best entertainment.
Access thousands of hit movies, TV shows, trending videos and chart-topping music for endless entertainment.

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You can turn your smartphone into the ultimate remote control with the WD TV Remote app.
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Play virtually any file.

WD TV Live supports a wide variety of the most popular files including MKV, MP4, XVID, AVI, ISO/VOB and MOV video formats. Get the freedom to enjoy your media now, in virtually any file format.

Enjoy media from many sources.

Stream videos, music, and photos from your USB device, network drive and any PC or Mac® computer in your home. Your media library collects the content from all the drives, so finding the perfect video, song or photo to view 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.

Watch your TV anywhere.

With a Slingbox® connected to your cable set-top box, extend your living room TV around the home or around the world. Watch and control your live or recorded shows on any TV with the SlingPlayer® app on your WD TV Live.

Service availability varies by country/region.

Turn your smartphone or tablet into a touch-screen remote.

Control your WD TV Live experience with the tap of a soft key or the swipe of a finger using the WD TV Remote app for iOS® and Android™. Get one-touch access to your favorite online services and use the gesture pad for easy navigation to your media . It's also great for text input when logging into a service and searching for a movie or video.

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.

High-performance, streaming-ready Wi-Fi®.

Includes the latest wireless technology, extended-range Wireless-N, giving you the speed you need to stream HD.

Stay connected to your social network.

Update your status and post photos on Facebook®. Stay posted on your favorite bloggers and websites. Plus, stream the latest audio and video with timely RSS feeds. 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.

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.

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.

Ultra-compact design.

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

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.

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


A world of entertainment in one simple box.

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Enjoy popular movies, classics, and TV episodes instantly. Review your Netflix recommendations, search for content, and add items to your Netflix instant Queue - no PC is required. Access your Netflix unlimited membership and instantly watch TV episodes and movies on your big screen.*

*Netflix is available in certain countries. Unlimited membership required. More information at www.netflix.com.

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Hulu Plus offers current hit TV shows and award-winning movies anytime in HD . Watch any current season episode of top shows like Modern Family, Glee, 30 Rock and many others, enjoy classic series, or explore acclaimed movies from The Criterion Collection and Miramax. Available on WD TV Live Plus, WD TV Live Hub, gaming consoles, connected TVs, smartphones and tablets for only $7.99/month..*

*Hulu Plus subscription required. Available in the US only.

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Share your status, photos, videos, and your favorite links on Facebook. Find out the latest news from your social network or the world and so much more. Access it all on your big screen TV.

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Free, personalized Internet radio playing only the music you love. Enter your favorite songs or artists, and enjoy stations created just for you. Rate songs as they play, because Pandora caters to your tastes and adapts stations to your feedback on the spot.

*Available in the US only.

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With Spotify, you choose the music. Enjoy on-demand access to millions tracks and albums. Any artist, any album, any genre - available instantly on your WD TV.

*Spotify premium account required. Available in US, UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, France, The Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland and Denmark.

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Stream YouTube and watch your favorite videos from the world's #1 video sharing website on your television.

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VUDU delivers a cinema-like experience at home with the hottest new releases and the largest HD library. There are no subscription fees or late fees, simply pay for what you watch. Choose to rent or own from thousands of titles available in vibrant 1080p with rich Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. Activate your VUDU account on WD TV® Live Hub™ or WD TV® Live™ media player today and receive a free* movie credit.

*New VUDU account required. Terms and conditions apply. For more information visit www.vudu.com.

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HD content from Moviefone, Engadget, Huffington Post and more delivered to your TV with fresh content every day. Only on AOL HD.

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With a Slingbox® connected in your home, the SlingPlayer® app brings your living room TV experience to your WD TV media player, whether it’s around the home or around the world. Watch and control your TV no matter how near or far you are from your Slingbox. With the SlingPlayer app on your WD TV media player, watch your favorite shows on the big screen.

*Compatible with Slingbox Pro-HD, Solo, 350 and 500.

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With over 11,000 titles to choose from, CinemaNow gives you instant access to new release movies the same day they come out on DVD and brings you TV episodes for many popular shows the day after they air.* No subscription required and no need to drive to a kiosk or wait for movies in the mail!

*CinemaNow account required. US only.

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Update your status and follow what’s happening around the world with the people and organizations you care about.

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SiriusXM Internet Radio delivers over 130 channels of the SiriusXM programming you love, including commercial-free music plus sports, talk, news and entertainment.

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Watch the latest theatrical movie trailers and get critics reviews from Rotten Tomatoes™. Preview movies that are opening this week and see what’s hot at the box office. See what’s new on DVD and Blu-ray and the top rentals.

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euronews, Europe’s leading international news channel, is now available on your WD TV media player.

*Not available in Canada.

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The world's largest and best on-line catalog of classic/retro horror, sci-fi films, crime and film noir movies. The first month is free for unlimited access to the creepiest movies available. After that, cancel anytime on-line with no questions or hassles.

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PlayJam is your first choice for the best games on TV. From action and adventure to puzzle and word games, PlayJam has something for everyone. Play to win prizes, play against a friend or just play to climb the leaderboard - PlayJam has a global community of players already....join them!

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The world's largest Internet radio guide with access to over 30,000 free radio stations searchable by location, genre, or format.

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Red Bull TV is your exclusive wingman to the best seats at spectacular sporting and culture experiences worldwide – available 24/7 whenever and wherever you want it.

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WinTV adds live over-the-air digital TV to your WD TV media player. Just plug the WinTV TV tuner into a USB port on your WD TV media player, plug in an antenna and scan for TV channels. Then start watching live digital TV on your TV screen! Record digital TV to the internal drive on the WD TV Live Hub, or to a USB thumb drive on the WD TV media player.

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SHOUTcast Radio is the ultimate directory of online radio stations featuring over 45,000 music, talk, sports, and community radio stations from around the world.

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Explore our extensive knowledge base of movies, TV shows and bios. Browse information, play trailers and easily discover where to watch your favorite programs.

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Picasa is a fast and easy photo sharing service from Google. Sign in to your Picasa account to see all of your favorite photos and albums. You can also view friends’ photos by adding them to the "People I’m Following" feed.

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Dailymotion is about finding new ways to see, share and engage your world through the power of online video. You can find videos about your interests and hobbies, eyewitness accounts of recent news and distant places, and everything else from the strange to the spectacular.

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Listen to thousands of commercial-free Internet radio stations! Live365 has broadcasts from Radio Disney, Santana, David Byrne, Pat Metheny, and Paul Oakenfold, as well as stations created by music lovers just like you!

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Flingo offers consumers free Internet Television from leading studios, TV networks, and video websites.

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Get local and international forecasts, climate trends, and the latest news from the world's weather authority.

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YuppTV with 100+ channels enables Indian expatriate communities to watch Ethnic Indian premium TV channels LIVE and VOD on multiple Internet enabled devices.

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Original Programming, Live and On-Demand from The Wall Street Journal. WSJ Live brings you live news and on-demand video directly from 2,000 reporters across the globe.

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XOS College Sports offers college sports fans multi-sport, multi-conference access to full games and historic documentaries including many of the nation’s top schools and teams. Free access to a large collection of rare content, championship season highlights and select full games past and present. Additional content can be ordered at XOSSports.com.

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WatchMojo produces original video programming on the people, places and things that people are passionate about, covering the Automotive, Business, Education, Fashion, Film, Food, Health, Music, Parenting, Politics & Economy, Space, Sports, Science, Technology, Travel and Video Game categories.

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The Comedy Time Network launched as the comedy channel for Sprint TV and MobiTV in July, 2004 and has since expanded on to all major carrier decks as well as cable/satellite/IP television, broadband video and traditional media. It is a market leader in the production and distribution of short-form comedy programming.

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Skitter TV is an IP TV service made available to consumers through regional service providers (Tier 2 and Tier 3 Telcos). Users can get LIVE HD level quality video streamed directly to their WD TV. EPG guide allows users to see current and future shows available in their region, similar to what a user would get if they subscribed to traditional cable TV.

* Only available in the following US cities: Portland, San Antonio and Austin.

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The great, weird & ugly of classic film and television!

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Watch premium movies & TV.

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Get ready for a total body overhaul with the exciting 24/7, FREE streaming fitness channel. With a vast library of quality fitness workout programs, this engaging on-demand service gives you the most popular workout trends, categories and genres!

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The hottest summer blockbusters, leading martial arts and action films, popular anime, gut-wrenching cult indies, and the newest romantic comedies starring your favorite stars, Asian Crush has got you covered on the best of Asian cinema!

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Catch up with the latest original recipes and up and coming chefs from around the world. Your favorite cooking shows and the latest from the best in the culinary world are accessible on the hottest food app.

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CloudMe.com is a free European sync / storage service that allow you to view, stream and access media in synced folders and camera rolls from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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Everything else is pure fiction.

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TV shows and movies for the whole family to enjoy: Kids, animation, wildlife, nature, and more!

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The best in indie film, delivered right to your door.

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Your source for great independent movies and documentaries.

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Free Anime Channel by Starz.

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The best and most popular K-drama series from the leading Korean broadcaster, MBC.

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Hundreds of classic movies, including campy, westerns, sci-fi, and classic horror. Films such as Tarzan the Fearless, Attack of the Giant Leeches, Night of the Living Dead, and many more.

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Hundreds of classic TV shows for free, including Dragnet, The Lone Ranger, The Lucy Show, The Beverly Hillbillies, Sherlock Holmes, and more!

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With the Toon Goggles - On-Demand Entertainment for Kids channel, anyone can enjoy kid-safe and parent-friendly cartoons anytime, anywhere.

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Watch the best independent films for FREE!

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SnagFilms offers a broad collection of great independent movies on demand, for free – films that entertain and inform, engage and inspire, and satisfy every taste.

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The SEC Digital Network offers college sports fans access to the largest library of multi-sport full games and original programming from the most dominant and exciting collegiate sports conference. Watch FREE daily programming including SEC Today, Countdown to Kickoff, Game Day Central, and weekly coaches teleconferences, and select full games. Additional content can be ordered at SECOnDemand.com.

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Turn your smartphone into the ultimate remote control.

Take control of your WD TV or WD TV Live experience with the tap of a soft key or the swipe of a finger. Whether it’s your personal media or Internet entertainment and games, the WD TV Remote app allows you to control it all with one-touch from your smartphone.

Search for hit movies and TV show episodes using your smartphone keyboard for multi-lingual text input. Use the gesture pad for quick and easy navigation to your personal media and Internet entertainment. Hosting game night? Enjoy multiplayer games with friends and family using multiple mobile devices connected to your network.

Languages Supported: English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Russian, Portuguese.

WD TV Remote app may not work with all online services. For more information, please go to the WD Support site and refer to knowledge base article 8688.

Minimum Requirements:

  • iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad running iOS 6.0 or higher
  • Android phone or tablet running 4.0 or higher
  • WD TV, WD TV Live Hub media center, WD TV Live or WD TV Play media player
  • WD TV Live Plus with v.1.06.42 or higher firmware
  • WD TV Live HD Media Player with v1.06.43 or higher firmware
  • Wireless access to your WD TV media player on your network (Your media player may be connected to your network via Ethernet port or wirelessly)


Windows 8 Play To and WD TV media players make it easy to stream your favorite movies, music, videos and photos stored on your PC to any TV in your house. Don't limit your media experience to a small computer screen. With the Windows 8 Play To feature and WD TV media players, you can enjoy your media library on the biggest screen in your house.

Plug it in.

Connect your WD TV Live or WD TV Live Hub to any TV in your home.

Connect to your home network.

Once connected to your TV, connect your WD TV media player to your home network. Connect wirelessly with your WD TV Live or connect your WD TV Live Hub using the Ethernet port.

Play to your TV.

On your Windows 8 PC or Tablet
Select the music, video or photo that you want to stream to your TV. While the media file is playing, tap the Devices Charm on the right of the screen and select the WD TV media player that you would like to stream to.

From your Windows 8 Desktop
Select the media file(s) you want to stream to your TV. Right-click the selected file(s), point to Play To and select the WD TV media player that you would like to stream to. In the Play To dialog box, use the playback controls to play, pause or stop the media stream, and to change to the next or previous item in the list.

For more information about using Play To in Windows 8, click here.

Requirements:

You need a WD TV Live with firmware 1.12.14 or later
or a WD TV Live Hub with firmware 3.08.14 or later.

 



 Model #InterfaceCapacityVideo Format 
WDBHG70000NBKEthernet, USB 2.0, HDMI, Composite A/V, Wi-Fi, Optical audioN/ANTSC
WDBGXT0000NBKEthernet, USB 2.0, HDMI, Composite A/V, Wi-Fi, Optical audioN/APAL

 

File Formats Supported
Video - 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, WMV9, FLV (h.264)
Photo - JPEG, GIF, TIF/TIFF, BMP, PNG
Audio - MP3, WAV/PCM/LPCM, WMA, AAC, FLAC, MKA, AIF/AIFF, OGG, Dolby Digital, DTS
Playlist - PLS, M3U, WPL
Subtitle - SRT, ASS, SSA, SUB, SMI

Note:
  • 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.
File Formats Not Supported
Does not support protected premium content such as movies or music from the iTunes Store, Movielink, Amazon Unbox, and Vongo

Languages Supported

User Interface:

  • English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese , Portuguese (Brazil), Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Turkish, Hebrew, Arabic, Polish, Czech, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian,Hungarian

Subtitle:
  • English, Dutch, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Arabic, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Greek, Hebrew, Turkish, Czech, Slovakian, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Hindi (India), Malay/Bahasa (Indonesia), Central European language

Multilingual Input:
  • English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Dutch, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Hungarian

Kit Contents

  • Streaming media player
  • Remote control with batteries
  • Composite AV cable
  • AC adapter
  • Quick Install Guide

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