Free Giveaway: Win A Western Digital WD TV Live Plus Streaming Player

Wdtvlive The drawing is now closed. Congrats to Robert Mirman from Charlotte, NC who won the device. Up for grabs is a Western Digital WD TV Live Plus streaming player that I'm giving away for free. To enter the drawing, all you have to do is leave one comment on this post and make sure you submit the comment with a valid email. The drawing is open to anyone with a mailing address in the U.S. and I will select one winner at random in about two weeks. Good luck!

For a more detailed review of the WD TV Live Plus, Roku, Apple TV and Sony SNP-N100, check out my post entitled: "Device Comparison: Apple TV vs. Roku vs. WD TV Live Plus vs. Sony SMP-N100."

  • Daniel Wu

    thank you Dan.

  • first 🙂

  • Dave Sarraf

    Appreciate the amount of info available here.

  • dan

    Kind of disappointing that I only just discovered your site a week ago. But, I have added you to my Google Reader, right next to my own feeds, and in between a couple Arbitron feeds. Keep feeding my brain.

  • JTS193

    Good one Dan, Thanks!

  • Bill Wischmann

    As always a very well written article on comparing the devices. The market is changing everyday and this helps in making a purchase.

  • Nizam

    I love it.

  • Sam Simon

    Dan Rayburn, arming the world with connected TVs one giveaway at a time.

  • Pete

    Haven’t yet had a chance to check out the WD Live, but have heard good things. Would love to give a whirl.

  • Keep doing what you do, Dan! You are the man with the pulse of the industry!

  • Ryan Leisinger

    Just any comment? It doesn’t have to be witty or anything?

  • SP

    Thank you very much, Dan.

  • Lance

    I’m going to win one of these times.

  • Doug

    Nifty giveaway!

  • I would love to have one thanks Dan.

  • Count me in.

  • Would love it!

  • MJF

    I like to win things.

  • Ari

    A new toy for my TV hmm why not =)

  • Phil

    Can’t wait for some HD streaming with WD box!
    Thanks again Dan! 🙂

  • Tom


  • Rick

    Always good info here-keep it up.

  • I’ll affirm ‘thanks for the prize’ ahead of time!

  • michael Fiumano

    Please please please please please….Long time reader, never a winner. But I am sure there are lots like me 🙂

  • Phyllis

    Thanks for offering great giveaways. I would love to try this streaming device.

  • One


  • CB

    Awesome! 🙂

  • send it my away.

  • vicki samec

    I really enjoy reading about the new devices out there and what kind there is. Thank You for everything you do.

  • Oscar

    Thanks for the comparison, have to replace the ATv 1 gen 🙁 looking foreward to win 😉

  • Teresa

    I’ll take one!

  • Ted


  • Kevin

    I would love to have one. I’m short on funds these days.

  • Steve M

    Hope I win!

  • John Merriman

    Would love one

  • Mark Davies

    Cool giveaway – I am a big fan of your “List Of Vendors In The Content Delivery Ecosystem”, it is a great resource!

  • Jay


  • JWS

    Thanks for keeping up with all the latest!

  • Ron Vaive

    Great article on the different choices for Media boxes.

  • requiem

    Please, I want it so bad…

  • nilana

    this site is awesome and helpful

  • James

    Love the site and the insight it provides. Now pick me!

  • Raj


  • Hiba F


  • Mike

    thanks for all the good info… That sunday ticket tidbit is interesting…didn’t the package cost directv subscribers that much not long ago? Positive developments for football fans!

  • drew

    i would love to win this!

  • It is a valuable device.

  • Jesus


  • alex

    Dan, great articles. found it when searching for my next streaming media device. but i have a question and need advice from you or readers. tring to implement the following setup, and hope someone has an knowledgeble opinion/responce about it.
    what device would you recomend to connect to tv to stream media from win xp box, apple tv or wd live plus? ( or should i wait for apple tv3???). but i also want to use pc for streaming music to airport express (airplay), and be able to control media server on pc (twonky) with ios and android devices and be able to stream video, music to/from mobile devices.
    any help would be GREATLY appreciated, trying to come up with ideas for several ays now.
    sincerely, alex.

  • I love and like it.

  • Dan

    Thanks Dan – Long time follower.

  • Ado

    Wd has best streaming players!!

  • I like the fact that the WD has USB ports (unfortunately not USB 3.0) unfortunately it doesn’t have wireless networking built in – I’m sure for the cost factor. Do you know if using USB wireless is supported?

  • First time reading….good information. Thanks!

  • Plan on being there.

  • Plan on being there in November!!

  • Naicheng Yang

    Very good prize

  • David Lee

    Thanks for the offering, Dan. This would be a nice unit to own.

  • James

    I’m happy to try it! Thanks for this giveaways.

  • Scott

    I’ve heard good things about these. Thanks for all you do.

  • Thomas Hobika

    Dan – I know unrelated to the free giveaway (and yes i’d like one!) but i was very interested in further thoughts on the possible limelight acquisition by level3. Having spent time in the telecom world i appreciate the perspective and would like to know more.

  • dylan irby

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  • Todd

    This is great! I googled to get info on streaming content to my TV’s. As almost everyone else, I am sick of paying way too much for TV channels that I don’t watch. Streaming content is the new a’la carte menu and I am hungry! The Google (because we all know they warrant a “The” leader) led me to your post comparison on WD, Apple TV, Sony, & Roku. I read & re-read the blog, and will now be visiting your site for updated info on all things Streaming!!
    Thanks & Cheers!!

  • Shell

    Lots of great info. Thanks.

  • JT Fowler

    I appreciate the information you provide related to streaming… Thanks!

  • Mondo

    pick me

  • Nate H

    Looks like a great package. Thanks!

  • Sridhar Ranganathan

    Thanks! Looking forward to Streaming Media east 2012

  • Nancy

    My DVD player just died on me, so this would be a great replacement/upgrade!

  • Paul Phoenix

    Free is a very good price!

  • Andrew

    i’m game.

  • Thomas M

    Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Rommel Bajamundi

    Good info and prizes to boot! Thanks Dan!

  • Terry

    This would be a great tech toy.

  • Kumar

    I would love one. Thanks!

  • Michael

    Thanks Dan!

  • Jim B.

    Would like to give it a try myself-Thanks Dan!

  • Philip Miller

    Dan: Thanks for the chance to win a WD Live TV Player. Please do not overwhelm my inbox. Philip

  • Thanx Dan 😉

  • NSM

    I should be so lucky

  • Mike K

    Good luck to all

  • Marty

    WD sounds slick. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Mary T

    I’d love to win! Thanks for the chance!

  • Mary T

    I’d LOVE to try a WD TV Live Plus! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  • THG

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about the WD Live stuff, and have been looking for an opportunity to try one out myself.

  • Lins

    Wow….neat giveaway! Hope to win 😉 Good luck everyone!

  • Gilad

    I always enjoy reading your posts!

  • chris akin

    would be good to win

  • nixon78

    Would like to check out WD’s offering.

  • Igor

    A comment. 🙂
    Seriously, though, I read your blog regularly, and tholugh I do not always agree with you, I find your analysis quite insightful.

  • Tyomad


  • Gabe

    Freebies Yay!

  • Sounds like fun

  • Erik Stromstad

    Thanks for doing the giveaways, keep up the great work on the blog.

  • Christopher Williams

    Count me in

  • Brandon Gramse


  • Always interested in checking new tech out. Thank you for the consideration.

  • jeff

    I want it!

  • Thanks for the useful information; please keep it coming. I can provide a shipping address for this thing anytime…:)

  • Jason

    this looks great!

  • Dennis

    I love free stuff

  • Peter Goldberger

    Would love to have this

  • LS

    bring it

  • Kevin W

    No Way! I won a Western Digital WD TV Live Plus Streaming Player. I would like to thank everyone for your support and I promise I will invite you to my WD TV party.

  • Andy Howard

    Would be a perfect compliment to my WD external hard drive.

  • cg

    Love it! Hope I’m lucky!

  • Dan

    Need something to replace my broken Roku..!

  • Jeff Sweet

    Western Digital, my last choice but free is not a bad option.

  • Susanna


  • Grant Wilkinson

    Not a Roku, but sure would be cool to have. Just found your blog and have bookmarked it.

  • Darren Couch

    This would be wonderful!! Love your Blog!

  • One800dave

    stream, stream, stream… all I want to do is stream, stream, stream with you…

  • Jimmyz

    Pick me pick me!! I have no Streaming TV!

  • Gary Thompson

    Enjoy following the blog. Thanks Dan.

  • Matt

    Enter me please!

  • Dave Winters


  • Warrick Wilson

    More free streaming goodness for all the screens in my house…

  • Ronnie Finchum Jr

    I’m in!

  • Subhrendu Sarkar

    Nice streaming device.

  • Scott Meyers

    Really looking for a valid reason to replace basic cable. Could this be it????

  • Streaming Video is Awesome. Especially on a High Speed Connection like AWI Networks in Southern Utah!

  • Rini

    Very informative, Thanks!

  • spelt joatmon

    finally finished-Free is good and with an extended family around its the only way to play

  • I attended the Streaming Media event few years back. Looking forward to attend the same next year

  • If you were touched by an angel, would you report it?

  • Kate

    Thank you for the comparison article. I understand the market a little better, but I still don’t understand whether there’s a recurring cost, some sort of subscription involved with any of the devices, and if so, whether a subscription is necessary to make it work to access Netflix and other sources of streamed content that I already use on my computer.

  • Keith Taylor

    So beautiful old school… since WD has been the upgrade of choice inside towers for decades, and has been the most reliable source for externals for at least a decade… this absolutely rocks…

  • brian buck

    I’d love to have one of these, too, but none of these devices will EVER go ‘mainstream’ … the capability will have to be ‘built-in’ to TVs … with a bundled multi-touch tablet being used as both the ‘remote’ for the TV and control for access to internet media content. That’s the only solution that will be SIMPLER for the user, instead of being more COMPLEX.

  • brian

    I love streaming devices!

  • Kirk Whisler

    Sounds like a product that could take off once the economy recovers. Thank you

  • dan

    Winning is always good.

  • yes!

  • Rkeidar

    good to Go!

  • Cool

  • The device comparison was interesting, and to the point. This is the device I haven’t yet gotten my hands on.

  • Joel Nelson

    Could really use this. Haven’t had the opportunity to try WD TV Live out yet.

  • larry

    count me in also

  • Gabe

    Thanks for the great info!

  • New to the Western Digital option … have to check this one out!

  • Pradip

    Thanks for another opportunity, Dan!

  • Fernando Romero

    Great giveaway. Thanks.

  • Paul Friedman

    Thanks for the contest.

  • paul friedman

    Thanks for the contest!

  • Gwen Shroyer

    WD all for me!

  • I’m curious how all these new platforms will pan out over the next year.

  • Thomas

    I would like to try this device.

  • Matt Efsic

    Thanks for the chance

  • Good to listen about Western Digital WD TV Live Plus Streaming Player .I would love to use this player

  • Nice blog…

  • Sam P

    I’d love to put this up against a Roku…

  • thanks Dan!

  • John Clark

    I am learning too much here, stop posting such useful information!

  • michael fiumano

    Now this one, I really want….

  • EG


  • Rob Rasberry

    Will you be the next Price is Right Host? Great stuff. Keep it coming.

  • Adam Fenton

    Hope to win! Thanks!

  • Dan, What do you think the chances are that cable companies will be able to convince companies that make smart tv’s, streaming media players, and gaming stations to place an app on them enabling their customers to stream content via those devices? Thanks!

  • why not!

  • GV

    I’m in

  • Tom

    Two things to say. First a reply to Rick Brown. I think that the consumer electronics industry dearly wants to get into the space you are asking about, and the cable companies are actually dragging their heels in support. The initiative is called CableCard, and it could allow TVs, etc. to “stream” the cable channels without a separate set-top box (See cableCARD at Wikipedia for details).
    It seems clear that the cable companies’ business interests are not to support this too quickly, because when their STB is the interface you see, they think they own you. If you were to see a Sony or Philips interface that offered OTT content, then those companies would own you intsead of cable. So, I’d expect that we will all have STBs and something else connected to our TVs for some time to come.
    My second point is that I’d really like to see DVR capability as an option on these streaming boxes. I know that’s not dirt cheap to add storage, and that there is probably a DRM morass to deal with, but consider the opportunity to trickle charge one of these boxes with a HD stream when all you have available is 1.5Mbps DSL. I could really get into having my NetFlix Queue preloaded at a slow speed overnight, and available in beautiful uninterrupted HD the next day. Even better would be if I could then disconnect the streaming box and use it in the Minivan and hotel room to show the recorded content.

  • John

    The First 300 comments are true Spartans!

  • Thomas M

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  • JTS193

    Great giveaways, Dan – Thanks!

  • Thomas

    what can I say, the price is right!!!

  • Jim Boyd

    who would’nt want to win one?

  • D. Garofalo

    Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  • Tara*

    I’ve been looking at the WD Streaming Player for a while now. It’d be sweet to get one for free!

  • dave

    Looks great! Got my fingers crossed.

  • Darshak Gosalka

    Would like to learn more about this product.

  • Irfan M

    Sounds great, thanks

  • James

    give me one

  • Rob

    Very nice!

  • Shane

    Thank you Dan! Keep ’em coming!

  • Mark Hines

    Sign me up!

  • Harold

    Would love to have this

  • Bob

    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • sandra williams

    you guys always show the best “toys”

  • Sundance Apolinario

    Streaming is in…

  • Steve W

    Long time reader and gadget lover!

  • Mike D.

    would love a new WD product…

  • really want this!

  • Bill Harris

    having fun, fun, fun, ’til her daddy took her TV away.

  • Russ Gallagher

    Sounds like a great product

  • Brian Milner

    I want one!

  • Phil

    Thanks for your hard work! 🙂

  • Chris

    Great giveaway.

  • Sridhar Ranganathan

    I will take it! 🙂

  • Todd Edwards

    Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Vince C

    I would like to have one thanks.

  • Time to give one of these things another shot.

  • Looking to upgrade the mancave…and this would be a great addition Dan.

  • love it thanks!

  • Mark

    Love the blog – thanks for the give aways!

  • Jeremy

    Thanks for holding the drawing, Dan!

  • Melanie Soich

    Love this device.

  • Annette

    Love playing at the chance to win. This would go perfect in my Dream Theater Setup LOL.

  • I would love to win this device. I have been looking at these lately.

  • Sandra Hurt

    Would love to win this!

  • Wileypo46

    With all boxes with many of the same features, it is hard to decide.

  • Robert Madore

    I would love this!!! Thanks for the chance

  • Jesse

    Thanks a lot for the prizes!