Major Nelson says DLNA streaming is coming to the Xbox One… eventually

According to Microsoft’s director of programming for Xbox Live, Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, Microsoft is still looking into adding DLNA support to the recently released Xbox One. Unfortunately the feature doesn't have a solid release date yet.

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GraveLord1355d ago

Xbox One doesn't have it either? I thought PS4 was the only one without it.

Bring on the firmware updates.

FACTUAL evidence1355d ago

I bought a X1 and was shocked at some of the features striped. No voice messaging was one of them....I was tooo shocked. I can go on but people will bubble me down for saying the truth. I was also suprised you can't view achievements offline just like ps4 trophies.

ForgottenProphecy1355d ago

I did notice the trophy thing. I think it's bullcrap I can't view my hard earned trophies when my internet is acting up

Necro_5591355d ago

You cant view your trophies offline with the PS4. Once you set up a PSN account, you can no longer see your trophies without a network connection.

Blaze9291355d ago

the irony in both systems not supporting something so basic offline as trophies/achievements - i swear, both were originally going to go with that DRM route. It just doesn't make sense otherwise.

SITH1355d ago

Well if you paid attention to the fact that microsoft had to overhaul the xbox one OS after the backlash from the DRM polcies announced at E3, then you would know that multiple features were put on hold to meet launch day. They are all inevitably coming.

Jvaughn6611355d ago

Lol that explains why I couldn't figure out how to voice message. Hopefully it will be updated soon.

TheXgamerLive1355d ago

No voice messaging, mines fine day one. Not sure there.

pat_11_51354d ago

Those features will get added eventually.

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bolbgt1355d ago

I was sad when I found that out but on the bright side it supports some other type of DLNA though, I forgot the term. It's like Apple Air Play except not proprietary. On Windows 7+ (or Windows Phones), without installing anything, you can right click a compatible video file and click 'Play To' which pushes the video onto the TV. You don't have the perks of DLNA servers but it has its own benefits and it's better than nothing.

cell9891355d ago

well yeah of course only with Windows products

KingDadXVI1355d ago

@Factual I won't down vote you down as you are correct. I knew this when I bought mine for the kids and myself before Christmas as it has been out for months that it would not support pulling DLNA only pushing it at launch.

@bolbgt Basically the way it works now is that you can push a file from a device to the Xbox One using an intermediary app but you cannot go on the Xbox One at the moment and from the UI or an app in the UI pull a file from your connected device.

I am a little suspicious of the comment:

“So we certainly would like to bring that back, but we’re going to try to figure it out. It’s always a balance of time and resources when you’re building something like this… We want to make sure we’re doing it the right way and that it’s something that’s going to be the most appealing for everyone,” said Hryb.

Now obviously he is not a programmer for the Xbox One but it is running on the Windows 8 Kernel and there are lots of DLNA streaming apps out there that are available for Windows8/8.1 so it should not be an issue unless they have to do something on the firmware side.

I personally use Plex Media Server on my HTPC and its accompanying Plex app which I have installed on my Samsung 55 8000 series. I just select Plex on my TV in Smart Hub and it shows me all 2200 plus movies I have on there and allows me to control it with the TV remote.

I know that the developers of Plex are more than willing to put out an app for the Xbox One as they have one already for Windows 8 so it would be easy to port over.

Either MS is looking to develop their own media server solution which makes little sense after they dumped Media Center/Extender, they truly need to do a firmware update to allow this functionality through either WiFi or Ethernet cable, or they are waiting for the fusion of their new app store which is going to cover Windows Phone/Windows 8/Xbox One.

Not sure which but it is one of the key things that I want to see done soon along with the completely integrated One Guide for Canada. Once I have those two items in place I will never have to use a remote to watch TV or stream media again.

Come on MS this is a very simple fix that does not require much thought so get this shit out.

Bigpappy1355d ago

You can do that with your win 8 music to X1, but I have not tried any vid's. Need to test that out.

showtimefolks1355d ago

eventually is the key word here for both ms and sony, let's be honest here. People who will be buying the ps4 and xbox one in fall 2014 will be getting a much more complete system and more content offerings and more services

just like when you buy a huge FPS at launch(yeh looking at you BF4)only to end up as being beta testers so players who buy it later will get a much better experience


whether we like it or not both systems are only useful if you have psn/xbox live, issue with MS was all that you must connect to the net every 24hours or no used games

there is a way to do always online with few exceptions but in MS's case they wanted everything done their way and it back fired and might have cost them self the USA market where they had such a strong share hold with xbox360

GadgetGooch1355d ago (Edited 1355d ago )

DLNA already works on XO, You can already stream any media you want to the XO using skifta on your PC, smartphone or tablet...been able to do it since day one...doing it right now as a matter of fact.....why don't people know this? Plus I find doing it this way much easier, you can control the media through ur phone, pause, play, rewind....Being able to actively look at my media through XO isn't a problem for me at all and anyone who stays up to date on tech shouldn't have a problem either really....

Kayant1355d ago

why don't people know this? Because it's not a native feature but a workaround. You can also use Plex in a similar way on PS4.

beerzombie1355d ago

That's how I do it and it works great and its free

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mhunterjr1355d ago

It's possible to stream media from the PC to the xb1 right now.... It's just a lot more tedious than before.

On the 360, you could explore your shared folder right from the device. On the xb1 you have to go to your PC, right click the file, and select. 'Play To' the. Choose your xb1...

Definitely a major step back, but the functionality is there... I can't believe they call it at all-in-one device, but haven't gotten this ironed out

JohnnyTower1355d ago

So Sony kills it at CES and this is all the Xbox camp has to say? There be some scrambling at the MS HQ now.

Queasy1355d ago

MS wasn't at CES at all so that's pretty much a non-issue.

JohnnyTower1355d ago

Yes I know MS wasnt there. All I was saying is that this is huge for Sony. And Im sure that Microsoft probably wasnt prepared for this reveal. Sony beating Microsoft to the utilization of the cloud is huge IMO. I own and love my Xbox One, but Sony definitely piqued my interest to say the least. Microsoft may follow suit or have a plan in action, but all eyes are on Sony at the moment.

Queasy1355d ago

The Playstation Now reveal wasn't anything new so I doubt they caught Microsoft unaware. It's been known (except for the branding) since Sony purchased Gaikai in 2012. They even mentioned they were bringing it to the PS4 in 2014 during E3 last summer. So yeah, nice announcement but pretty much a known factor.

Just FYI, Microsoft demoed game streaming in-house last September with Halo 4 being streamed to a Windows Phone so this is something they've been working on a while as well.

Jvaughn6611355d ago

Isn't playstation now kind of like DRM? You need to be connected "obviously" and games are licensed not owned. Xbox one's DRM had some flaws: Always online and Region Locked, but that was easily changed. Xbox was trying to set up a system of game licensing like steam so games would be cheaper. I think we may have missed out, but who knows. Xbox will probably come up with something like PSNOW soon hopefully.

ThatCanadianGuy5141355d ago

Why do you assume they wanted to match steam prices?

Look what they did with GFWL, barely any support, no deals and full retail price for old games, until they canned the service leaving all the GFWL customers in limbo.MS are the worst.

pat_11_51354d ago

This interview was done way before CES (about two weeks). Definitely don't consider it a response to PlayStation Now.

BattleTorn1355d ago (Edited 1355d ago )

Who cares? (not I)

I hate the Windows Media Centre streaming, namely cause it basically only supports M-peg4.

4logpc1355d ago

I think you were using media center all wrong.

KingDadXVI1355d ago

So don't use Windows Media Centre. I don't as I did not like it either although it did support more than Mpeg4.

I use Plex which is a breeze and has apps for nearly every device out there. It auto loads all the metadata for your media files i.e. posters, descriptions, ratings, actors, directors etc. I have over 2200 1080p surround sound movies that I stream all my devices at home or abroad from my HTPC and it works like a charm. There is a small learning curve when you first set it up but after that it is smooth sailing. They even have the app for Windows 8 so it should be easy to port over to the Xbox One.

rainslacker1354d ago

I really like PS3 Media Server. Despite the name it's not an official Sony product, but runs off Java. It's pretty fluid, easy to use, and lots of transcoding options that display right on the DLNA device.

It's been a while since I tried WMC, but it seemed overly complicated. I like just being able to add shared folders and not having to fuss with anything.

There may be better media servers out there, but for the past 3 years I've never had a reason to search one out.

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