1. mpovolo's Avatar
    Its supposedly Windows 8 certified but in devices it doesn't show as such.

    01-03-2013 11:33 PM
  2. crystal_planet's Avatar
    I've seen a WD app on the store, but apparently that's just for hard drive integration. There's nothing that shows for WD Live. You probably access the device in desktop mode in your network settings, but that's about it.
    01-04-2013 06:06 AM
  3. jaimeastin's Avatar
    You should be able to access it like any other computer, server, NAS, ETC. Make sure you have network Sharing on and open the file explorer. Click on network.

    You should be able to brows to it by putting the address in the address bar in explorer "\\servername" or "\\ipaddress"

    Also if it has a web portal, you can do that as well from IE...

    There should be no app required for such a basic task... Apple has ruin the world to think that you need an app for everything that should be standard...
    01-05-2013 08:43 AM
  4. mpovolo's Avatar
    Thanks, from the desktop etc it works. What I really wished is the Playto function from either the music or videos app worked. The only device it ever sees is xbox, go figure
    01-06-2013 07:04 AM
  5. jaimeastin's Avatar
    Is the wd device you have DLNA compatible?
    01-07-2013 08:02 AM
  6. mpovolo's Avatar
    Yes. Even on the western digital page and microsoft compatability page it is listed as windows 8
    01-07-2013 10:12 PM
  7. Rellik66's Avatar
    I know this is an old post, but I have found an answer!

    First, WD TV Live (plus?) does have DLNA support, but I have found it to be a bit dodgy at times.

    If it doesn't show up, try searching for it in devices setting page.

    Second, unfortunately the WDTVLive isn't "Windows 8 Certified" so "officially" it can't be used with Windows 8 Apps. You can still use the "play to" feature from the desktop though.

    BUT! There is a workaround here that works with both RT and regular windows 8. It involves editing the registry so proceed with extreme caution. (This works with any non-8-certified DLNA device BTW)

    Now here's my brief experience with various apps:

    • Photo app: worked the first time, but I couldn't get it to work on subsequent tries
    • Internet Explorer: Websites must play videos via HTML5. flash does not not work. (the downside to removing the flash whitelist) BTW:You can switch Youtube to HTML5 Here
    • Tunein Radio: Has support, but streaming was tricky
    • Iheartradio: has support, but I couldn't get it to work

    Netflix does NOT have support btw, also it appears that any media that depends on DRM doesn't work either.
    Last edited by Rellik66; 04-18-2013 at 02:06 PM.
    04-18-2013 01:44 PM

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