DLNA?? ... will it happen?

OscarOscar Posts: 2Member
Hello folks!
I am a relatively new user of a BT Youview+ box (DTR 2100) and just wondering if there are any plans to add a DLNA server app (Media Server?) to the 'Players & Apps' section?
At the moment I'm using a Sumvision Cyclone Micro 4 player (which is a bit of a pain to use frankly!) so a built-in one would be a great addition I reckon!
Any news on this one? ... Happy new year all !!

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  • RoyRoy Posts: 15,198Member ✭✭✭
    edited 3 January 2019, 10:47PM
    Number 35 in Keith’s consolidated wishlist.

    Here’s the reference.

    Look on the date, ye hopefuls, and despair  :'(

    But in fairness to YouView, they go to great lengths not to have the YouView box acting as a server, thus to avoid the myriad perils of black hats looking for servers to subvert and exploit.

    Which is why YouView boxes wake up in the middle of the night and poll YouView’s servers for new software releases, instead of waiting passively for them to arrive, in which case they would have to be acting as a server.
    Where do all those characters that you type in search boxes and which never appear go to?
  • TomWTomW Posts: 496Member ✭✭
    edited 4 January 2019, 2:42PM
    Oscar said:
    Hello folks!
    I am a relatively new user of a BT Youview+ box (DTR 2100) and just wondering if there are any plans to add a DLNA server app (Media Server?) to the 'Players & Apps' section?
    At the moment I'm using a Sumvision Cyclone Micro 4 player (which is a bit of a pain to use frankly!) so a built-in one would be a great addition I reckon!
    Any news on this one? ... Happy new year all !!

    Hi Oscar,

    I think we can now say with near certainty that YouView will never add DLNA functionality. YouView is a plug-and-play mass market box. DLNA is just too advanced and niche for YouView’s target market. It also treads on the toes of their shareholders and partners i.e., someone with DLNA may be less inclined to pay for subscription services.  Even if DLNA were something that YouView wanted to deliver (and I feel quite sure that it’s not) it’s pretty clear from the glacial pace of development that YouView’s dev team will have an almost endless list developments and bug fixes to work through before they ever get around to something like DLNA.

    My advice would be to look for an alternative DLNA box or a new TV with built-in DLNA. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but at least in this scenario you get to choose the box or TV that is best suited to your needs.

     


  • OscarOscar Posts: 2Member
    Thanks Roy and TomW for your replies so far! ... looks like a non-runner then!
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