I made the post below in Jan 2011 - i keep checking each new patch level and can confirm that there have been no changes in the status. Deezer functionality is so restricted that the WD box still sits unused waiting for the next patch.
I thought perhaps that it was due to Deezer API issues as was suggested… or that perhaps the navigation was too complex for a simple interface.
However, I just bought a Logitec Squeezebox radio and the Deezer functionality on this is perfect.
Everything points to a poor WD job.
I made some further tests and post the following for anybody looking to use this device for Deezer. Unfortunately the current functionality is very restricted - if i had known this before-hand I would not have bought the device.
Device patch level 1.04.17_v
sign on using Deezer account
access to Playlists
access to Radios
access to Charts
albums in your Deezer favourites are not shown
any folders in your favourites are not shown
most crucially, the ability to identify and play an album is missing
example: You can search for the band Arcade Fire. When you choose the band you are shown a list of songs by the band - sorted in Deezer popularity.
Unlike the normal Deezer application, you cannot select the artist or album - you can only play the tracks in popularity order.
- search by album is not working. The results are the same as using the “All” option.
example: Search for the album Funeral. You are shown a list of tracks with Funeral in the title - again sorted by Deezer popularity - regardless of the
album title. e.g. the second track identified is Electric Funeral by Black Sabbath from the album Paranoid…
Hoping these issues are fixed in the next patch…