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Xbox One is DLNA Compatible

Nov 4 2013, 9:33am CST | by , in News | Gaming

Xbox One is DLNA Compatible

Microsoft's next-gen Xbox One gaming console will be DLNA compatible and it can play CDs and MP3s. But Sony's PS4 is not DLNA compatible.

Microsoft's Xbox One takes an edge on Sony's PS4 just few days ahead of launch. Sony has announced last week that PS4 will not have DLNA support. Hence PS4 cannot work as home multi-media streaming device which is present in its predecessor PS3. PS4 will not be able also to play MP3s or CDs.

But Microsoft has confirmed in a statement that Xbox One will have DLNA compatibility. A Microsoft spokesperson said, "Xbox One supports audio CD playback. Xbox One is DLNA compatible and we are working to get certified. For MP3s, Xbox One is a PlayTo receiver, so you can stream content from PlayTo supported devices like Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and many Windows Phones. Xbox Music will also deliver unlimited ad-free music through an Xbox Music Pass subscription."

Xbox One users can listen live music directly on their device but PS4 users have to use Sony's Music Unlimited service to listen music. The lack of DLNA support in PS4 is a major difference between both gaming consoles. It can effect PS4 sales too as the fans are not really happy. However, PlayStation's Head of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida tweeted: "Thanks for the feedback to the lack of MP3 and DLNA support at the launch of PS4. I'll share with the PS4 Dev team for future consideration."

So there is hope that PS4 can get DNLA support in near future.

Source: Mirror

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