Netflix on WD TV Live


#1

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

I need NETFLIX on my WD TV Live.  Being able to stream Netflix movies would really improve the WD TV Live.


#2

caben wrote:

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

I need NETFLIX on my WD TV Live.  Being able to stream Netflix movies would really improve the WD TV Live.

Its in the idea section. You can vote on it.

http://community.wdc.com/t5/WD-TV-Live-Ideas/NETFLIX-streaming-support/idi-p/143

Status: In Review

Thanks for everyone’s feedback. We are looking into this. We’ll let you know once we have the good news.


#3

Until (or IF) it makes it into the WDTV Firmware (which I would consider doubtful; there’s a lot of code required to do this) you can consider using PlayOn.   The WDTV works fine with PlayOn, and PlayOn works fine with NetFlix streaming.


#4

FYI:

That may not be the case. There is one thread here that says PlayOn is broken with the newest firmware.


#5

PlayOn works without problems on the newest firmware, and I stream NetFlix all the time.


#6

me too.  With the new firmware, actually all playon stuff works 10x better than it did before… and netflix.  


#7

How many different services does one want to pay for to get Netflix streams?  I guess if cost is not an option, then maybe this get the job done. For most of us, money is an object.  Playon is not free and in fact one of the most expensive streaming managers/services out there.  The WD Live is a great box for the money and a reasonable player but it’s not even a virtual DVD player and it does not replace Cable or TV.  Consider too that the Netflix library of streams is not their new releases but the same one that contains the movies you can watch free on your PC with an internet connection–most of us have that.  If your are into the newer releases-netflix streaming is not the right gig.  

I had much rather see a virtual DVD player upgrade–then you have something that is truly worth a lot more.   


#8

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