Wdtv live and play


#1

Hello all ,I have what I hope is an easy question , i have a wdtv live with a usb hard drive attached to it this is then attached to my network I can find this on my pc , but cannot find it with my wdtv play ?? Is this possible or should I swap devices and have th hdd on the play ??? Or do I need two wdtv live units ???


#2

WDTV Play does not support Network Shares

It only supports Media Servers aka. Media Shares aka. DLNA

WDTV Live supports Network Shares and Media Shares, but, has no built-in Media Server eg. Twonky, Plex

Your only solution is to attach your USB hard drive to you PC and setup a Media Server on your PC then both WDTV’s will see the PC Media Server and files.


#3

Great thanks for the reply ! So wouldn’t work even if I had 2 x wdtv live instead of the play :scream:??
:+1:


#4

no, 2 wdtv lives should work via SMB(Samba) file sharing

go into the wdtv live Network Settings > Enable File Sharing

(my original solution was based on what you currently have)