GoFlex TV review

Although the GoFlex TV doesn’t have a built-in hard drive for storing files it does include an integrated docking bay in the front for inserting one of Seagate’s portable GoFlex drives.

That’s a neat idea, as it allows you to turn the GoFlex TV into a standalone media player if you want to, or you can simply stream files to it from a Mac on your network. It also has two USB ports that will allow you to connect a hard disk or memory stick from any other manufacturer as well.

The GoFlex TV was able to play all our music and video files without any problems. However, its browsing interface is a bit clumsy and frustrating.

Like the Iomega ScreenPlay DX HD, its album and artist browsing modes annoyingly list tracks in alphabetical order, rather than following the track numbers on the original album. If you want to view tracks in the correct order you have to take the time to organise your music into folders, and browse each folder individually.

The GoFlex TV boasts a dock for installing an internal hard drive

OUR VERDICT

The GoFlex TV is a neat little streamer but the interface needs a bit of spit and polish before we could really recommend it.

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