DLNA stands for DIGITAL LIVING NETWORK ALLIANCE. Is a consortium of consumer electronics, mobile phone and computer manufacturers. The goal is to create a set of solutions to personal computers, consumer appliances, mobile devices including wireless network and wired network interconnection, fully realize the digital life of consumers.

The DLNA protocol is a screencast protocol that allows mobile phones, computers, and various electrical appliances to communicate with each other through wireless or wired networks, making content sharing possible. DLNA is file based, media files may have a variety of encoding formats, the player side must be able to handle so many encoding formats. DLNA doesn’t create technology, it forms a solution, a code that everyone can follow. Therefore, the selection of various technologies and protocols are currently widely used technologies and protocols.

DLNA — Digital Living Network Alliance as an old standard, there is still a need for its existence, because these unambitious vendors led by SONY have neither updated DLNA nor launched other similar standards! Sit back and watch AirPlay eat into that big market.

Devices that support DLNA SONY currently sells TVS with RJ45 interface (cable port), and almost all TVS that support most TVS that SamSung/LG currently sells (because I don’t know about them, I can’t guarantee the low-end ones. Currently, I personally use the Samsung one I bought three years ago. Netgear, Cisco, and Asus have 500RMB+ routers with DLNA Server native firmware. Because do not understand, so low-end can not be guaranteed. Other big factories like Baffulo/Belkin/D-Link should also have, but not guaranteed) Other routers can also support DLNA Server as long as they can brush DDWRT/Tomato/OpenWRT.