Amazon.com states there are 90,000 movies and TV shows etc. available now for streaming and download/purchase online. I have never taken advantage of their service for anything but music so the video stream is new to me. I didn’t bother to count their offerings.
I am a Prime member so I got a message telling me that I now can stream these for free. It’s too bad the WD can’t do it directly.
Streaming is the future, for sure, and media servers like WD are likely to be a bit player in the entertainment world, in comparison. It is not easy to use the WD to its fullest potential. That’s why we need a forum like this so that those of us who want to can tweak and adjust and download and patch to make our media play on this box.
Most people do not want to bother with something like WD Live. A huge market will be won by the manufacturer or service that makes the largest amount of media available to any and all home devices in the simplest fashion. Even though I can make it work, and enjoy it, its limitations are frustrating. I would rather just load or select and watch, instead of converting and fiddling and patching.
So, streaming services are essential to those who are technophobic (most people), and attractive even to those of us who are technophilic. I hope that WD can expand its streaming services. If not, this box will be obsolete in just a few years.