Add DLNA functionality

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  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 17,528 ✭✭✭
    edited 7 December 2016, 8:40AM
    Joe2 said:

    Apparently the PS4 is getting/ has got a media player:

    http://www.engadget.com/2015/06/15/ps...


    Great if Youview could do an all round media player

    Edit - here's a more in depth article about what the media player is capable of :
    http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/...

    Matt, I did.

    Apple TVs certainly don't do it, and those of the others that do require paid-for, often side-loaded, apps, and exhibit various restrictions in what you can do or use.

    But please at least give me a reference to DLNA on Apple TV (without jailbreaking it, of course) and prove me wrong,
    ‘Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful’ Wm Morris
  • MattManMattMan Member Posts: 277
    edited 22 June 2016, 4:23PM
    Joe2 said:

    Apparently the PS4 is getting/ has got a media player:

    http://www.engadget.com/2015/06/15/ps...


    Great if Youview could do an all round media player

    Edit - here's a more in depth article about what the media player is capable of :
    http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/...

    Roy, If you have a ipad you could try this http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/tablets/8059/how-to-connect-your-apple-tv-to-a-dlna-server . I do not have a ipad or Apple TV let me know if you get it to work.
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 17,528 ✭✭✭
    edited 7 December 2016, 8:40AM
    Joe2 said:

    Apparently the PS4 is getting/ has got a media player:

    http://www.engadget.com/2015/06/15/ps...


    Great if Youview could do an all round media player

    Edit - here's a more in depth article about what the media player is capable of :
    http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/...

    Er, yes. By the same token, I can turn my Apple TV into a powerful web browser, or an email client, or indeed, have it doing pretty much anything an iPad can do.

    Oops, that is because it is the iPad doing it :-)

    But this is really like the difference between having NowTV on the iPad, and casting it to the AppleTV with AirPlay, and having NowTV directly on the AppleTV.

    Saying that the AppleTV supports NowTV is true, because there is that App on the AppleTV; if there wasn't, saying it supported it because you could cast it from an iPad wouldn't really be true.

    And this is the same as in the DLNA example you quote :-(
    ‘Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful’ Wm Morris
  • Ian WilliamsIan Williams Member Posts: 4
    edited 6 March 2017, 10:48PM
    Bring on the DNLA, it's about time that all of these set top boxes incorporated the protocol. One of my TV's supports in natively, the other doesn't and this is where I have my youview box.....Please get this up and running asap.
  • stormystormy Member Posts: 1,026 ✭✭
    edited 1 December 2016, 9:24AM

    Bring on the DNLA, it's about time that all of these set top boxes incorporated the protocol. One of my TV's supports in natively, the other doesn't and this is where I have my youview box.....Please get this up and running asap.

    Doubt its ever going to happen Ian.
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 17,528 ✭✭✭
    edited 7 December 2016, 8:40AM

    Bring on the DNLA, it's about time that all of these set top boxes incorporated the protocol. One of my TV's supports in natively, the other doesn't and this is where I have my youview box.....Please get this up and running asap.

    Me too. Apart from the technical issues where supporting this is light-years outside YouView's comfort zone, and nothing they have even got the hooks there for, there is a doctrinaire reason why YouView are never going to let uncurated content ever sully their platform.

    I mean, think of the shame if it 'just ran' without stopping to buffer helplessly at 25% .

    Or the negative customer feedback if it did .

    Give YouView a chance of being shot in the head, or shot in the chest, or not shot at all, what do you think they are going to choose? (He says, bowdlerising his example quite significantly).
    ‘Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful’ Wm Morris
  • stormystormy Member Posts: 1,026 ✭✭
    edited 1 December 2016, 9:24AM

    Bring on the DNLA, it's about time that all of these set top boxes incorporated the protocol. One of my TV's supports in natively, the other doesn't and this is where I have my youview box.....Please get this up and running asap.

    To be honest, when you look at it very few of the feature enhancements that have ever been suggested have seen the light of day. Youview obviously had their own plan and stuck to it, which is a pity as some of the suggestions make sense. :)

    On the flip side I had some failed recordings last night so had to revert to using the Freesat Freetime box to shadow the Youview box (again!) and its just not as user friendly or intuitive as the Youview box (The Freetime box is very reliable though), the search feature while is good in that its not full of premium content (because refreshingly there isn't any) is just clunky compared to Youview. :)
  • Christopher Elford BowdenChristopher Elford Bowden Member Posts: 1
    edited 22 February 2017, 3:15AM
    DLNA is very much needed now and would be hugely appreciated by so very many end users such as me . Please make this happen YouView.
  • Peter CoppingPeter Copping Member Posts: 56
    edited 22 February 2017, 3:14AM

    DLNA is very much needed now and would be hugely appreciated by so very many end users such as me . Please make this happen YouView.

    2017 NOW AND STILL NO DNLA ON YOUVIEW!!!!!!!!
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