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!]
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
DLNA support is coming soon! Read about the new Media Player app here: http://news.xbox.com/2014/08/gamescom-new-xbox-one-features-video
Truly Skill commented
Would love the ability to change audio tracks and turns subtitles on and off.
2 updates later and still waiting.
Hooray, I have had my Xbox One for 4 hours and already found it miserable to access my media I had so beautifully set up on my 360. Good to hear they are fixing this poor oversight.
Plex man...PLEX !
Great that it's finally coming but we REALLY need to be able to Unsnap Xbox Music and have it still play. That feature has over 11,000 votes
special K421 commented
Yeah being able to play some tunes in the background without having to snap an app that obscures 1/3 of the screen while you game would be amazing! People just want to play their games(full screen) and be able to listen to their own music at the same time.
And yes, like someone already said, SMB would be even better.
Great to see that this is coming :) Will it work in the background (not snapped) too?
Jonah Lee commented
If this is only snappable and not in background it is no help. We want DLNA support like the 360 that lets us play the music during our games. This needs to built into the system to play music all the time!
Raymond Magee commented
Does anyone else find it ironic that Sony, the first and main corporation to work on DNLA didn't use it in their latest console.
A work around is you can go to your Laptop and in Windows Media Player, select "Play To" option. It's not ideal or as fully featured as the 360, but hopefully it can hold you over until they add this.
Don't forget to allow it to play 3d videos with subtitles and DTS audio, as it's already supported by the system.
Jedi McNugget commented
Will it play 3D video files too?
Wicked Flies commented
yeeeessss! DLNA is coming to xbox one!............. Craaaaap! Now I need to save up and decide where to buy one! XD
D a N z i G 069 commented
Now that DLNA is in the works, can you also look into the Plex App to be in the works @ the same time as the DLNA so they will be out together, it's like having peanut butter & jelly on a sandwich, they just go together side by side!!
I'm glad that this is being pushed through!
should also enable SMB support so we can stream our media straight from a network share to reduce overheads on storage devices
A media player app is a step in the right direction, but why not just allow the xbox video and music apps to access our locally stored media files just like their windows counterparts are able to. Remember the whole many devices, one screen concept. I really wish you guys would just follow through with that. I have windows phone, surface RT, Windows 8 desktop and laptop, Xbox 360 & Xbox One and I thoroughly enjoy them, but this fractured experience needs to be ironed out. You guys have the know how, make it happen, please!
Don't forget subtitles support. A nice photo app would be also somewhat appreciated. Especially an up that can read geotags and all that.
the media player preview works great. but theres room for improvement let its play audio files in the background like on the 360. all we wanna do is game and listen to some tunes. don't try to make it a snap app we just want the music video files will always be watched in big screen