WD updates video streamer for Netflix, iPlayer
Fresh firmware brings IPTV services aboard
Western Digital has updated its WD TV Live set-top box firmware to support not only BBC iPlayer but also Netflix.
Netflix kicked off its UK video streaming service yesterday. The jury is still out on whether it offers a better option than the likes of Amazon's Lovefilm and Tesco's Blinkbox.
However, there can be few Brits who don't relish the idea of watching iPlayer on a TV, especially when relatively few sets have the service already built in. Some tellies from Sony and Samsung do, for instance.
The WD TV Live is already available and costs £120. The fresh firmware will be posted imminently. ®
itv player 4 od et al..
I have a Samsung tv, a Samsung BR player, and a Pop Box all with iPlayer and YouTube ect, the question is why don't they support ITVplayer, Channel 4 or 5 OD.
Forget 3d TVs, an idiot proof IP TV media player box for £100 or just built into the TV for a small premium that can actually access the services already available on the internet, must be a no brainer.
On another note, its been 12 years since Napster showed that you could deliver content via the internet cheaply, and these days on demand. Why haven't content providers figured out that they can completely by pass the middle men like Sky and sell directly to your customer.
AV out ?
I see it has AV out. Can I use that to connect it to my old (non HDMI) telly ?
Couldnt come at a better time!
Was about to spend £200 to replace my ac ryan hd mini with a new acer revo for an htpc (with xbmc and iplayer, and an android remote), but now I can save £120 quid, and numerous hours installing and configuring. Sweet!