How to Use WD TV Live to Stream Media Over the Internet


Western Digital's WD TV Live multimedia player device brings digital media content to your television set. The device also has networking capabilities for streaming media files from a computer or flash drive to a TV set connected to your local network. You can also use the WD TV Live to stream content to your TV directly from the Web.

  • Plug one end of the AV cable into the TV and the other end into the WD TV Live. Plug the Live's power cable into a wall outlet. Turn on the WD TV Live.

  • Connect thw Ethernet cable to the back of your network router and to the back of your WD TV Live box. This connects the WD TV Live to the Internet. For wireless connections, skip this step.

  • Plug the WD TV Live USB wireless adapter into the USB input on the left side of the device. This adapter allows the device to recognize and connect to wireless networks.

  • Select Settings and Network Settings from the WD TV Live main menu. Use the arrow buttons on the remote to highlight and select Settings followed by Network Setup. Choose Automatic for wired connections to have the WD TV Live automatically to add itself to your home Internet connection. Select Wireless and Auto Search for wireless connections. Select the name of your wireless connection and, if prompted, enter your network password.

  • Highlight and select Finish, and then return to the main menu.

  • Select the icon from the menu that represents the type of Internet streaming content you want to access; for example, YouTube.

Tips & Warnings

  • The WD TV Live comes with component audio and video cables for high definition TVs and composite cables for standard definition TVs.
  • The WD TV Live provides support for online music streaming services like Live365 and Pandora and online video streaming services YouTube and Flickr. All of the services available on your WD TV Live require sign-up for a free user account before you can use them.

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