Western Digital WD TV Live Plus - HD Media Player

Western Digital WD TV Live Plus

The Western Digital WD TV Live Plus is an HD media player that can provide a solution for those out there who don't want to create a Home Theater PC or just dont have the technical knowledge or space to do so.  Media Players of this type make the process a breeze to stream or play your media on your big screen in 1080p HD quality.

The WDTV Live Plus is an extremely popular product, not only for the price but the attractive simple interface. The Media player that will work with any standard or Hi-Def TV sets. Just connect it and you will have a streaming media entertainment center at home.

Connectivity for these players is pretty standard:
On the back you will find, A power plug, USB 2.0 port, HDMI, Optical audio, ethernet port, composite A/V and component. This is standard for many of the media players. You will also find another USB port on the side of the device. Both USB ports can be used simultaneously for hard drives, usb memory etc. You can also purchase a separate wireless adapter if you don’t like ethernet.

WDTV LIVE Plus also has an HDMI out for HDTV. It can stream Amazon Video, Netflix, Hulu Plus, and sports broadcasts from Major League Baseball and National Hockey League. You can also use it as a radio unit. It can tune in to most internet radios and also streams on-demand content from Radio, MP3tunes, Pandora and MOG.

At this price, such a tool is invaluable especially for those of us who have ridiculous amounts of digital media that will always look better on your big-screen.
They are perfect for anyone who wants an easy setup.

  1. Plug it in to your TV
  2. Add it to your home network. Whether your home is wireless or wired(Onscreen walkthrough)
  3. Press Play. Choose your entertainment, and control it with the handy remote. 
So if you're looking to achieve any of the following goals:
  • Full-HD video playback and navigation
  • Accessing your Netflix unlimited membership on your TV
  • Streaming network, Internet, and premium media
  • Playing a variety file formats
This is what you need for an easy answer.

Heres the components that come in the box: 
  • HD Media Player
  • Compact remote with batteries
  • Composite AV cable 
  • Component AV cable
  • AC adapter
  • Quick Install Guide.
Unfortunately, an HDMI is not included in most products of this type for some reason I've been unable to figure out so you will have to buy one.You can check out HDMI as well as other cables here

Understand, if you want wireless streaming off your network, you will need an add-on that you can just plug into one of the usb ports.  Here's one below.

Beyond that, this product is very self explanatory and as I said, the menu is very simple to navigate.  This product is so small and powerful it will meet your needs.  If you're looking for another option ?(A better option in my opinion)  Check out the ROKU XD here