So much time is spent by users on streaming downloaded content from PC to the Playstation 3 or Xbox 360, whether it’s through Tversity, Plex or Windows Media Centre. This has almost become the one regular use of the consoles.
But unfortunately, neither of the new game systems, the Xbox One and the Playstation 4 supports DLNA content streaming.
Well, this is about to change, Microsoft’s director of programming for Xbox Live, Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb said “Microsoft is still looking to add DLNA support to recently released Xbox One”. He also said “use of DLNA streaming wasn’t widespread with the Xbox360.” But we know it is an important feature that has to be supported.
Major Nelson stated:
You know we’re looking to see what the right thing is. We noticed that some people were using that with Xbox 360. To be honest with you not a lot of folks were. There were certainly some enthusiasts using it on a regular basis but that wasn’t something that a lot of folks were doing.
So we certainly would like to bring that back, but we’re going to try to figure it out. It’s always a balance of time and resources when you’re building something like this… We want to make sure we’re doing it the right way and that it’s something that’s going to be the most appealing for everyone.
People still play games on their Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, but a lot of television and movie related entertainment now comes from sources like Netflix and CinemaNow.
If Microsoft really wants the Xbox One to be one device for all the needs, DLNA support is essential. Although there is still no official release date for the feature.