That’s right… Device Playback is now being turned on for thousands of your favorite devices. To date, we’ve focused on adding devices that you’re using in the real world to watch content on your TV and mobile screens. As a result, we started with iOS, Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PSP, and then moved on to Android, Blackberry, and Apple TV (yes, we launched these features years ago, unlike some other very tiny clients that are just getting around to it now ). Today, we’re continuing this crusade to unleash your content on your mobile and TV screens by adding all DLNA-supported devices (including many of your favorite Connected TVs), a few additional Android devices, and more.
New Devices: Connected TVs, Android, and More
What’s DLNA, you ask? Many of the TVs, Blu-ray players, game consoles, and other devices you’ve bought in the past few years likely included the above logo on the device or box.
Thousands upon thousands of devices from 245 of the top global electronics brands you know and love now include support for DLNA, including Connected TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, Sharp, Panasonic, and Philips. In addition, set-top boxes, PCs, and game consoles often include support for DLNA. With this release, most DLNA-supported devices should now show up in your Vuze Sidebar (assuming they’re connected to the same home network as Vuze) making it possible to stream directly from Vuze to the DLNA device of your choice. Once you spot your device name under Device Playback in the Sidebar, simply drag-and-drop.
We’ve also added support for Samsung Galaxy S II, Sony Ericsson Xperia, Netgear NeoTV, and Iomega ScreenPlay.
Faster, More Stable
And finally, a Vuze release wouldn’t be complete without updating the underlying code to make Vuze faster, more responsive, and more stable (with the benefits coming primarily from an SWT update in this release, for the geeks among us who care what’s under the hood).
Download Vuze 4.7 and give it a try.
As always, let us know what you think!