Better integrated DLNA Support
It's troublesome to "play to" media files from my PC. A full DLNA menu support system would be most helpful!
[Mod Edit: This idea has been merged with similar ideas posted by Jdee, chillzATL, Ancient Weapon, and Dragon Skyblaze. AW also suggested controlling said media content through the One Guide. Thanks everyone!]
Please add a Video Streaming Application to the Xbox One. This was something that has been available on the Xbox 360, and yet the Xbox One lacks it. As many others, i would like the ability to easily connect to my PC and stream my video content to my console.
On the 360 you can stream your own music from a computer using Media Player or Media Center. The Xbox One should be able to do that.
Hdmi pass thru and dnla if you have a nas ,pc or any dnla device on the network it can be played on xb1.
Dnla support so any dnla compatible device can be use with xb1 and hdmi pass thru
When Xbox One was announced it was all about all on one entertainment system, but lets face it, it kinda lacks allot of basic media center features.
Number One: Allow me to "pull" DLNA content from my network, I have several media servers running to allow me to access my movie library in many ways, but for me to watch any of it on the xbox one I have to have another device send that content to the xbox one. thats just not ideal.
The media server I use the most is plex, mainly because it allows me to access my media anywhere, and it transcodes. Integrate that, and give it a better UI because for the most part their UI is pretty horrific, but their technology is nice.
Number Two: allow me to search my network for non dlna media. years ago I took my entire dvd collection and ripped it to a nas and put the dvds away, again, for the xbox one to access this media, it has to be feed by another device.
and unrelated to media center, please give us the rest of the store, I have a windows phone, a Surface RT, and 4 computers on 8.1, so many great apps on their for the xbox one.. please give us access to them.
DLNA support has to be added to the XBox One. This is supposed to be the ultimate entertainment device. In a world where most people stream movies, this is a huge element that is missing. I bought the XBox One for its multimedia capabilities more so then the games. The 360 had it, yet it was removed from the XBox One. I know people who are holding off on purchasing a Gen 4 console to wait to see who comes out with DLNA first, Microsoft or Sony.
Great job on adding 3d Blu Rays. Once you add DLNA functionality, the XBox One will be the ultimate entertainment system. Until then it falls short and I will continue to be disappointing with it due to this feature missing.
Full DLNA support pleasefor Xbox one. I specifically keep the Xbox360 for streaming and would like to upgrade to a second xbox one.
It would be really awsome to access all my network media servers and shared folders from the Xbox Video app instead of pushing the content from the devices using the Xbox One as a simple DLNA receiver.
Please add DLNA Support - there's absolutely no reason why a prominent feature from the Xbox 360/Playstation 3 generation hasn't been migrated to this new generation. This would allow us to utilize the Xbox One as a media hub - which kind of goes with the whole "One" theme Microsoft was going for.
I believe that the Xbox one should do something along the lines of being able to stream any multimedia file we want from any device in our household, laptop, phone, etc. Kinda like chromecast but instead of just being able to stream the internet be able to stream homemade videos, music, pictures, computer games onto our TV through our Xbox wirelessly.
die Xbox one Brauch defenetiv eine Funktion um direkt von der Xbox one aus, Musik / Videos über zb AVM Media Server der Fritz Box abzurufen und diese abzuspielen. Nicht über die PLAY TO Funktion. Die Xbox brauch auch die unterstützung Musik im Hintergrund laufen zu lassen OHNE diese Angedockt zu haben :)
Please allow full media support with storage and a Plex like media app player that can organize and play any type of personal media files from the console, external hard drive or nas device. This is a must for this console!
Some items I would like to see implemented:
-DLNA support. Need to be able to stream my content from my computer
-Support for content over USB. Sometimes my network isn't up to snuff so need to locally stream the content
-better sleep/inactivity timer management (Xbox is basically on all night, I fall asleep to netflix)
-faster way to navigate throughout the system with controller
-I wish achievements didn't go into a separate app. the 360 iteration was nice.
-wishful thinking... backward compatibility would be nice
And that's it. System is a great console. Excited for E3
Currently, there is no good way to play content on a local network server. Some content can be played from OneDrive, but that is less than ideal. A nice Plex or DLNA client would be welcome.
Being that the 'intent' appears to be that the Xbox team wants us to see all our sources of video (Movies & TV Shows) converging into one spot (The One Guide), we should also see our Media server's offerings here as well 'in all their Meta-Data glory'!
The Xbox should use the One Guide to scan/view into DLNA servers (Reading Meta-Data) and know what content is available and it should lead to being able to play the movies/TV Shows via the Xbox Video app and to being able to browse/search through that content in the Video app.
So if, for example I'm watching a movie like Ang Lee's 'The Hulk' on TV, and I go to view its information and see where else I might be able to watch the movie, the One Guide should know the movie is present on my home media server(s) (if such is the case), offering it as an option to play.
There should be no need to navigate into the servers, the Xbox One Guide should simply already be in the server(s) seamlessly accessing all video data being broadcasted from the device(s)
DLNA servers, such as Plex or PlayOn should also show up as Channels in the One Guide. This being that the OneGuide would have the ability to Scan DLNA servers we would see the DLNA channels as Plex with its icon and/or PlayOn, likewise showing up with its icon [IMG]
Clicking on the servers would bring you to a screen showing you what's playing, perhaps borrowing from the server's New Releases/Recently added data.
Something like this:
The One should be so capable of seeing and presenting this DLNA Servers and there Metadata that it is seen as an evolution to what the 360 did with its DLNA support.
The 360 can obviously see DLNA Meta Data but cannot present it completely.
I believe the One should be that device which is capable of presenting that Meta Data completely. This includes cover/poster art, complete Movie/TV information, again, presented in similar manner to what we currently see with VUDU, Xbox Video, Amazon and others...
The Xbox One should be so capable of scanning local DLNA servers, that Bing searches will even peer into the information they broadcast and include what it finds in search results. Similar to how Windows 8.1's Smart Search includes all items on a PC with items found on the net via Bing.
So if we say something like "Xbox Bing - "Big Trouble" and the server(s) contain Movies or TV Shows with the words 'Big' and/or 'Trouble' or even the combination of the two 'Big Trouble', then the search results should include those along with anything it finds on Live services as well.
Please add Native DLNA Audio Streaming
You can't call it the Xbox ONE when it can't do a basic function that $50 media streamers can do, ie, stream media from external sources. Play To is cumbersome and unreliable.
Quite simply, I would like to be able to access the music and videos on my PC, without having to even touch my PC.
Just like with the x360, I can set it to shuffle all my music in the background and never have to go near my computer.
The "Play to" feature is really a bummer in comparison to the way the Previous Generation handled this feature.
Provide DLNA support for Xbox One. It is a mystery to me, given the "entertainment system" selling points, that DLNA is not supported. I would love to be able to stream music and video from my local network, and specifically connect to my Plex server.
I know PlayTo is in there, but we really need a way to 'pull' media to the Xbox from our network.
Please bring back some form of built in video player capable of accessing and playing content over a network. There is an idea already about NAS streaming, but I want something that is broader, as I use my desktop to store my video content, and am still forced to use my 360 for its built in system video player. Add an app like this to the Xbox One please.
I would like more than just playTO on the xbox one. We should have the ability to navigate the media libraries of other DLNA devices on our network similar to the xbox 360
@gindybreadman10: Agreed. The DLNA server of the X1 is very unstable. When using Play To on Windows to push a video to the box, it crashes quite often. Also, the DLNA client to use with Universal Media Server or other DLNA servers on PC is only started when running the MediaPlayer app.
Microsoft should partner with Plex to use its metadata for all movies stored on NAS. Also they should put all of the digital movies owned with other services like Ultraviolet, Vudu, Amazon, YouTube. And allow us to pin a shortcut called my movies or whatever to the dash. so we can browse our entire digital collection via the Plex UI from the dashboard. Do the same for Music. Just set it up by putting in the user/pass for all the services you use and have them all in one app.
XB1 does not at all see my Qnap NAS and yet any other DLNA compliant device on my network does. Come on Microsoft, this is simply sad that you cannot provide better DLNA support. You claim that this is "completed" yet there are still several DLNA features you failed to implement to make the XBox the true "media hub" you claim it to be. I'm sorry but having my PC on to "Play to Xbox" completely defeats the purpose of having a DLNA compliant NAS that one manufacturer chooses to ignore. Fix this.
How do we not have this feature yet? The XBOX One is suppose to be the media gateway!
This feature is rubbish, I'm still using PS3\Universal media server to play my files but even then the xbox dlna doesn't see it every time! :-( Guess we'll see in the next update lol
Atreides Spawn commented
Jonah Lee commented
THIS IS NOT COMPLETED!
For this to be like the full DLNA of the Xbox 360, it needs be integrated into the system and run in the background so you can play music through any game instead of game music. Not having to snap an app and take up screen space to play music!
Still issues with mkv. No preview while scrolling. Somewhat flakey when it does play. Needs more work but an improvement so far
I completely agree, the UI is terrible. I have about 2000 albums and it's a nightmare to navigate.
How is this marked 'completed'??!! The media player app won't load my entire library, and what little I can get it to load is unnavigable... Just endless scrolling. Did they even test this on a large music library? Was this just designed to handle 20 ripped CDs?
Cant play mkv from usb and still have the mediaplayer preview app in store available
I do can play my videos... But i cant see my subtitles (.srt files)...
InitialD Driver commented
Why cant it snap i see no issue if the 360 could play music and games together why the XBOne cannot? Please add a snap feature to the system media player app.
AeternumVale 89 commented
.mkv files cannot be played still...(post-October update)
after update, can't play mkv via dlna~! but can play mkv via usb
after update cant play mkv/
Vertices II commented
I appear to have lost "Play To" functionality, presumably as part of the switch to the media player app. Please get this back working with Win8, it's a great feature.
i tried the media player app through USB and i noticed when i fast forward in a video it didn´t create screenshots like on the 360 system video player so i know when to stop fast forward in the video
Please make it happen when it releases with DLNA
We need Plex!
Make the media player snapable or to play music in th background