New DLNA Interoperability Guidelines Will Turn Your TV Set-top Box into a Home Server

DLNA has announced that new interoperability guidelines, created in conjunction with global cable, satellite and telecommunications service providers, will allow TV set-top boxes to stream premium movies and TV shows to DLNA certified consumer electronic devices like your connected televisions, game consoles, Blu-ray disc players, tablets, and smartphones. The new technology will leverage DTCP-IP protected [...]

PLEX Media Server for Linux Now Available for Ubuntu, Slackware, and ReadyNAS

PLEX Media Server for Linux Download PageOh, my. PLEX has just become the Linux community's' new best friend. The devs at PLEX have just announced the availability of its PLEX Media Server for NETGEAR's popular ReadyNAS network storage server that will allow it to stream media to PLEX clients around the home — be it a tablet like your iPad or [...]

Seagate Launches the GoFlex Satellite Mobile Storage and Wireless Media Server

Seagate GoFlex Satellite In-car PhotoI'm not sure what to make of the $199 GoFlex Satellite... but if you're looking for a USB 3.0 hard drive that can double as a wireless media server for your mobile devices or computers — up to 3 in total — via Wi-Fi, then this drive is for you. Engadget posted a walkthrough of the [...]

PLEX for Roku Now Available via Private Channel

PLEX for Roku Displaying the Movie: 28 Days LaterHate the fact that Roku is not DLNA/UPnP compatible out of the box? Well, we do too. Luckily for everyone, PLEX, the biggest competitor to Boxee and the favorite media center solution for many Mac enthusiasts, has just announced that PLEX is now available to Roku users via its private channel selection. Essentially, you launch [...]

1remote iOS App for Kaleidescape Movie Servers Now Available

1remote for KaleidescapeDid you put down your hard earned cash to purchase a high-end Kaleidescape DVD / Blu-ray movie server? Well, you'll be happy to learn that a third-party developer has just released a new iPhone and iPad app called 1remote that will allow you to navigate through your movie collection like all the cool kids are doing [...]

Samsung’s Smart TV Remote for Android Gets Live TV Streaming

Samsung Live TV Streaming Remote App DemoSure, having a TV remote app on your smartphone or tablet is neat, but what about one that can stream live TV? Well, that's exactly what Samsung is introducing. The company believes users will be interested in watching the same program or a different channel on their tablet or smartphone. However, the most likely use [...]

Iomega Launches the Web Browser-enabled ScreenPlay DX HD Media Player / Server and the Drive-less ScreenPlay TV Link DX HD Media Player

Iomega ScreenPlay DX HD Media PlayerThis is interesting. Iomega has just revamped their ScreenPlay Media Player lineup, but, oddly, the company is also planning on selling a similar Boxee powered device called the Iomega TV with Boxee in the coming months. Both models offer internal storage of up to 2TB, access to the Internet, and nearly identical specs [comparison chart [...]

Xtreamer Prodigy Turns Up the Heat on the Media Streamer Competition

Xtreamer Prodigy Front View RenderingXtreamer is announcing their latest media streamer, the Xtreamer Prodigy, which can also double as a home and remote server courtesy of its NFS and DDnS functionality. The new Xtreamer Prodigy makes use of Realtek's 1185 chipset, which allows the device to support full 1080p HD video with 7.1 channel DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby [...]