Twonky Gets Personal with Recent Releases

twonky_android_appIn a recent spate of product releases, PacketVideo have extended the Twonky range to bring cutomized media content to its users in what they say is a natural method of discovery. What does that mean? Well the beta release of myTwonky, the Twonky Video app and the Twonky Music app allows access to your existing [...]

DLNA Looks to Increase Consumer Awareness and Extends Reach with Wi-Fi Direct

dlna_and_wifi_alliance_logosIt's been a busy few weeks over at the DLNA. First they release a set of videos aimed at educating the mass market by demonstrating how easy it is for consumers to connect and enjoy their digital content regardless of manufacturer. They cover the scenarios that most normal people (and by normal I don't mean geeks [...]

DLNA Certified HDTVs Are on Their Way to Becoming Mainstream – Q1 2011 Brings 1,000 More Certified Models

DLNA Television Certifications Q1 2011DLNA has got a lot to celebrate. The consortium now boast 4,000 DLNA certified HDTVs, 1,000 of which were just added in the early part of this year. For those unfamiliar, DLNA certification on your CE devices means you'll be able to stream music, photo, and video content to and from other DLNA certified devices [...]

Mobile Hotspot Devices Are Starting to Add DLNA Media Server Functionality

AT&T MiFi 2372Looks like the need for media server duties are extending outside of the home with all our portable gadgets. As such, Novatel Wireless has decided to add DLNA server capabilities to its popular MiFi 2372 device, which includes a microSDHC slot for up to 32GB of storage. Yes, that's small compared to your typical home [...]

Sony’s New Cone-shaped HomeShare Network Speaker Lets You Beam Music to It via DLNA

Sony SANS300 HomeShare Network SpeakerLast night I was looking for a wireless speaker that lets you beam music to it like the new crop of AirPlay compatible speakers, but with DLNA. I've seen demos of this using Windows Media Player's "Play To" functionality, but haven't actually seen any DLNA wireless speaker products on the market — Internet radio boomboxes [...]

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 [...]

doubleTwist Player Update Brings AirPlay and DLNA Media Streaming Support

doubleTwist PlayerLiving in an iTunes world, but for some reason own an Android smartphone? Well, doubleTwist has just made their doubleTwist Player AirPlay and DLNA compatible. According to the app's Android Market page, users can stream music, videos, and photos to an Apple TV or music and videos to a DLNA receiver device like your Smart [...]

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 [...]