Cord Cutters: Plex adds DLNA support

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Media center startup Plex is adding support for DLNA-compliant devices to its software, making it possible to stream videos directly to a Sony PS3, a WD TV device or a connected TV. Check out our exclusive preview of this new feature, slated to launch in the next few weeks, in the latest episode of Cord Cutters:

Show notes for this episode:

  • Plex is media center software that offers access to both local and online media. It can be downloaded for free on the Plex website.
  • DLNA stands for “Digital Living Network Alliance” and is basically a way to move media around your home network. The DLNA standard is supported by Sony’s PS3 and WD TV devices as well as numerous connected TVs from manufacturers like LG, Panasonic, Toshiba and others. The DLNA alliance website has a detailed database with all the supported devices.
  • Plex’s server software with DLNA support is slated to be released within the next few weeks. Check their Twitter feed for updates.

Are you a Plex user? Or are you using a different DLNA server? Please share your thoughts in the comments, get in touch with us on Twitter (@cordcutters) or email us at cordcutters@gigaom.com.

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