Yep, same here, I nearly bought 2 for family members yesterday, saying they did 'everything', now I'll be buying none. The family members, unlike me, don't need the USB playback anywhere near as much as they'd like to try Netflix, and so will be buying the $45 Chromecast instead of the $139 WDTV Media Player.
If they sold Roku 3 boxes here in Australia, the WDTV sales would be in serious danger after this latest release removes Netflix. As is stands though, if you want a device that plays USB content AND streams from Netflix etc., we're out of luck. There is now nothing that is sold here that can do both.. Just as Netflix FINALLY launches in Australia.. WD or Netflix, or both, someone has clearly dropeed the ball on this one..
The hardware obviously isn't an issue on the WDTV 'Media Player'/'Live'/'Live Streaming'. I'd like to know, for sure not heresay, what the actual reason they dropped Netflix is, and if we can get it back!?
I understand these are meant to be 'user to user' forums, and our disappointment probably goes unnoticed here, is there anywhere that we can actually make our voice actually heard about this issue? Thanks!