WD TV Live: 1.01.17 firmware update now available


After last month’s firmware debacle (if you missed it, than disregard that and be glad), news of the latest official firmware update – 1.01.17 – for the WD TV Live is music to WD TV Live owners’ ears.

According to the official release notes (PDF), the 1.01.17 update:

Improves the reliability of the WD TV Live firmware upgrade manager by incorporating a more robust method of upgrading firmware over the internet.

In other words, 1.01.17 fixes the problem exposed by the now defunct 1.01.12 firmware update which bricked many owners’ devices. FYI – I had no trouble downloading and installing the current update via Wi-Fi (as should be the case).

Still no Netflix or Hulu…or any other new features for that matter, but at least WD has fixed a nearly catastrophic problem before all hell broke loose. Good luck and happy updating!