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Setup instructions for WD TV Live:
SlingPlayer is easy to set up on your WD TV Live HD Media Player. UKTVSAT will preload and activate your SlingPlayer with your unique Slingbox.com account after purchase. Your Sky HD Bundle subscription can then be accessed through your SlingPlayer app on any compatible device in which you have installed SlingPlayer.
Your WD TV Live HD Media Player SlingPlayer app comes preloaded with your Sky Bundle unique access data, and configured to your WD TV Live HD Media Player Serial Number and Mac Address (shown on the bottom label of your device). The advantage with the WD TV Live HD Media Player is that you don't need to install SlingPlayer on other devices, because they can be accessed with the WD TV Live HD Media Player and WD TV Live remote control from your iPhone or Smartphone. The SlingPlayer User Interface appears on your TV screen when you log in. You can navigate your User settings and Sky+ Virtual Remote using your TV remote control, or with your iPhone / Smartphone via the WD TV Live Remote app.
SlingPlayer on WD TV Live HD Media Player gets you perfect HD TV quality for much less money than similar products:
No need to invest $299.99 in a Slingbox 500. Just configure your WD TV Live HD Media Player, check that you have the latest up to date firmware and enjoy fast, reliable, crystal-clear HD streaming to your HDTV in up to 1080p with SlingPlayer via your network.
After you hook up your WD TV® Live media player, simply go to the Live TV tab.
Find and select the SlingPlayer icon.
Log into your Sling account.
For other TV provider subscriptions,
After testing and comparing the most popular streaming devices on the market, the WD TV Live HD Media Player came out on top for quality HD picture streaming to HDTV. It's also the best price you'll ever pay for such a handly, multi-purpose device (just €79, plus shipping). It even turns your iPhone or Smartphone into a remote control.
The WD TV Live HD Media Player is a streaming media player device used to stream audio and video content to your TV. No need for a Smart TV. It connects to your A/V receiver or HDTV via a single HDMI cable and/or through your home network Ethernet or Wi-Fi. It gives you fast and flexible access to get your favourite content directly on your HDTV through a variety of online applications (like SlingPlayer, YouTube, etc.) that come preloaded in a User Interface, without cables and fuss.
The WD TV Live HD Media Player is a high quality streaming media player. Paired with an antenna for receiving TV programming, it is a great purchase for people interested in getting rid of cable/satellite TV.
Though you may be required to pay for subscription services, like Sky TV, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video or Hulu Plus (US only), your costs are based on chosen content and will likely be much cheaper than your average cable monthly bill, the cost of a satellite dish and installation expenses.
SlingPlayer is now integrated in WD TV Live media players by Western Digital. With WD TV Live you can easily extend your total living room HDTV excitement to a second TV in your home, or anywhere else you have one. The WD remote control app enables you to change channels and navigate your programme guide or watch and schedule recordings on your DVR – all from your big screen TV. Enjoy your big screen TV viewing pleasure in crystal-clear HD on a TV in your ski resort condo, beach house or college dorm room.
Cutting the cord - Consider Alternative Ways to Watch TV
Besides using premium cable or satellite TV services, there are other ways of accessing great TV content with the WD TV Live HD Media Player. "Cutting the cord" is a term that means you substitute the use of premium cable or satellite TV services with streaming video services, like Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus and Netflix, etc., and access video content through a combination of antenna and a WD TV Live HD Media Player.
Get an HD Antenna
A simple antenna plugged into the back of your TV set can provide you with a wide variety of TV entertainment. Many local broadcasters and TV channels send free digital signals, which can be picked up by most modern TV’s equipped with a digital receiver. Although reception depends on your geographical location, a high-definition (HD) antenna set-up in a populated area can pick up a wide range of HD stations without monthly contracts or bills. Before buying an antenna, be sure to check out the manufacturer’s web site to see what channels are available in your area.
Optimise Your Internet Set-Up
In addition to free television programming access through an antenna, the WD TV Live HD Media Player streams online video content through services like Amazon Instant Video and Netflix. For the required access, an Internet connection through a dual-band high-performance router designed for optimal video playback is highly recommended. To get faster speed, an Ethernet cable connected to one of the LAN ports on a router will provide faster speed than using Wi-Fi. The TP-LINK TL-WR841N Wireless N300 Home Router, 300Mpbs, IP QoS, WPS Button is great for this.
Select your Streaming Hardware
If you’ve purchased a television in recent years, there is a good chance you may already have access to a connected user interface that offers streaming video services. The WD TV Live HD Media Player includes SlingPlayer. Many streaming video apps are also available in gaming consoles like the XBox One and PlayStation 4 as well as select smart Blu-ray players.
Consider a DVR and/or Place-shifting Solution
DVR (a.k.a Digital Video Recorders): Beyond setting up all the televisions in your home with a WD TV Live HD Media Player, it’s also a good idea to invest in a DVR solution to record all of the free content that's picked up by your antenna, as well as subscription based content.
Place-shifting Solution: Place-shifting devices such as the WD TV Live HD Media Player enables you to watch and control live TV from your home TV from virtually anywhere, at any time (on your PC, Mac, Laptop, Tablet, iPhone or Smartphone). You can also hook it up to SD or HD sources, including DVRs and Set-Top Boxes. The WD TV Live HD Media Player is the perfect device for sports fans to never miss out on live sporting events, as also for frequent travelers, military personnel and college students.
Watch What You Want When and Where You Want
Subscription Streaming with the WD TV Live HD Media Player: Subscribing to streaming services allows you to watch the latest, most popular shows and movies over a Wi-Fi connection, all in stunning HD. Subscription services like Sky Store, Amazon Instant Video (AIV), Netflix, and Hulu Plus (US only) offer low budget-fixed monthly subscriptions on TV entertainment with access to unlimited streaming, network television programming, and thousands of exclusive show originals. Choose one or multiple services. For example, subscribing to AIV, Netflix, and Hulu Plus would equal to roughly $23 a month and cost less than the average monthly cable TV bill. Sports fans can optionally pay a bit extra to get season passes to MLB TV, NHL GameCenter and NBA League Pass (if you live in the US or Canada, or have the bucks to fly there).
Pay-As-You-View Rental/Purchase: Besides television programming, Sky Store movies and TV Box Set rentals, you can find premium movies and TV shows for rent or purchase from services like Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, and Google Play. It’s similar to renting/buying a physical DVD movie, but without the extra hassle!