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4.0 out of 5 stars Very easy to use, but a limited selection of applications., 28 Jun. 2013
This review is from: WD TV Play Media Player (Accessory)
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Functionally, this does what it is supposed to do, looks fine, and is small enough to hide away. It is straightforward to setup, comes with a mobile phone sized charger and batteries for the remote.

In use, it can be a little slow at times to react; not frustratingly so, but it isn't as fast as a normal computer.

In terms of streaming movies over a network, it picked up all the movies available on my network with very little setup or hassle and had no problems with file type compatibility. However, when actually watching movies over the network it seemed to be unusually slow to start.

Be aware that there is no way of installing additional applications, and there is no browser so you won't be able to use a service unless there is a bundled application. For me that means no access to Plex or Lovefilm.

The applications installed at time of writing were:

Movies:
Acetrax (which has now closed); Sling Player; iPlayer; Snagfilms; Flixter; Viewster; Netflix; YuppTV.

Web Video:
Comedy time; launchpad; Watch mojo; vimeo; aol.HD; YouTube; Dailymotion.

Music:
Spotify; Deezer; Shoutcast Radio; Live 3GS; Tunein radio.

Pictures:
Picasa; Flikr

Sports & Games:
Funspot; Redbull TV; XOS college sports; SEC digital Network.

Social & News:
Facebook; Accuweather; Newsfeed; Tweet by WDTV.
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