The lights are on
Microsoft just confirmed that the Xbox One is DLNA compatible, which will make it a handy media hub for your house.
The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a non-profit trade organization that aims to set a standard for devices to share stuff like photos, video, music, etc. between one another. We reached out to a Microsoft spokesperson and they had this to say, “Xbox One is DLNA compatible and we are working to get certified.” Hopefully we'll learn more details as we get closer to launch.
Earlier this week, Sony released a FAQ talking about how the PS4's DLNA compatibility has not been enabled, but we hope Sony follows suit. President of Worldwide Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment, Shuhei Yoshida has been vocal on twitter about how the company wants to listen to it's fans desires, so if people want a DLNA compatible PS4 then now is probably the time to speak up.
Our TakeI don't use my current consoles as a media hub, but that could because it was never easy to set up. If DLNA's standards make it easier to share images, songs, and videos from my phone, laptop, and tablet with my TV through my consoles then I image I'll be media sharing a lot more in the coming years. I'm a share bear.
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Thats cool maybe ill get my wife to show me how to use it.
With the size of next gen harddrives and the size of the games theres no room on my console to waste as a media server. I couldn't care less if ps4 never is capable.
More compatibility!!! Score for the Xbox One! Now the good news is shining through.
man just give me my damn concsole's.