Top 10 DLNA Streaming Apps for Android

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DLNA streaming is gaining more popularity among smart phone users these days. The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is an organization that establishes a set of standards that will guide on the proper use of DLNA devices when sharing various forms of media files such as music, images and videos. Using a DLNA streaming application on your android will give you the ability to communicate and connect with other DLNA certified devices.

Here are some of the best DLNA apps for android based mobile devices. Here I have listed top 10 DLNA apps for now and will keep on updating the list in future.

Best DLNA Streaming Apps For Android

1. Skifta for Android

Skifta for Android is a DLNA Certified(R) software app that combines media shifting with DLNA/UPnP and lets you play your digital music, photos and videos on connected devices anywhere – no wires, no downloading. Control digital media on your phone, from the Internet, or remotely from home, and stream it over WiFi to your TV, PS3 or stereo.

Skifta is a completely free android application.

2. Media House UPnP/ DLNA Browser

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Available both in free and pro version, Media House UPnP/ DLNA Browser can stream videos, photos, movies and other media on your PC, NAS as well as any other devices compatible with UPnP/ DLNA. This DLNA app for android is capable of automatically scanning your home network over Ethernet or Wifi to identify PC, NAS or any other device running UPnP/DLNA media server. Shows capabilities of the scanned servers by dividing them into two categories, one from which you can serve content i.e. called Play From and others to which you can play that content i.e. called Play To. Use MediaHouse as a browser, player or controller.

3. Flipps

Flipps (formerly known as iMediaShare) lets you access over 100 channels of great entertainment beyond the standard TV guide right on your phone’s touchscreen interface. Choose from hit movies, music videos, comedy, news and sports highlights. Then tap your phone to instantly zap a show to your connected TV and enjoy.
You can even adjust TV volume and playback straight from your mobile device. Plus, switch from watching on a TV to a mobile device without interrupting playback. Best of all, you don’t need a dongle, cable or set-top box. It also helps you to play your personal media file and stream them.

4. ArkMC DLNA UPnP Media Centre

This Android DLNA app is available in both free and pro version. The free version is known as ArkMC LITE DLNA UPnP Media Centre. Its really very easy to use because of it’s straightforward menu. The most advanced UPnP/DLNA* app available to play movies, videos, music or photos on your HD TV. Stream wireless any video, with a single tap. Use us and you immediately will find out why this is a high-end solution! Have fun with your friends and family and enjoy your media on any screen.

5. Air Play Free

The ONLY one Android app can Access and stream your Android SD card’s photo, music and video over WiFi to your DLNA certified devices – include Big Screen Andorid TV, XBox 360, DLNA TVs, DLNA Blu-ray players, WDTV Live, PS3, XMBC, it can even stream to Windows 7 Media Player.

6. Pixel Media Server – DMS

Pixel Media Server is UPNP/DLNA compatible Digital Media Server on Android Platform (SmartPhone, Tablet, STB/TV). It shares digital media contents, such as Images (JPEG/PNG), songs (MP3, WAVE, FLAC etc.), videos (AVI, MP4, 3GP, MPEG, MPG, MKV, FLV, TS, MOV etc.) from your Android Device (SmartPhone/Tablet/Set-Top-Box) and make those contents available on wired/wireless network for other UPNP/DLNA compliant/certified devices, such as SmartTV, BlueRayPlayer, XBOX, Play Station, Android TV/STB/Player and many more devices.

Pixel Media Server (Pixel DMS) can be discovered from home network using Digital Media Controller (DMC) or Digital Media Player (DMP). Using DMC or DMP, user can browse all media contents which are shared on Pixel Media Server from your Android Smart Phone/ Tablet and media contents can play back to “dlna-compliant” Render or Player, such as TV etc.

7. DLNA Server

Use your android device as media server with the DLNA Server. Set the DLNA Server to start when you get connected to a specified WIFI network and start enjoying all the media from your device on the television or other DLNA enabled device! Specify what folder should be public for DLNA clients and more!

8. Servers Ultimate

Servers Ultimate comes in free as well as pro version. You can run a CVS, DC Hub, DHCP, DLNA, DNS, DDNS, eDonkey, Email (POP3 / SMTP), FTP Proxy, FTP, FTPS, FTPES, Flash Policy, Git, Gopher, HTTP Snoop, ICAP, IRC Bot, IRC, ISCSI, Icecast, LPD, Load Balancer, MQTT, Memcached, MongoDB, MySQL, NFS, NTP, NZB Client, Napster, PHP and Lighttpd, PXE, Port Forwarder, Proxy, RTMP, Remote Control, Rsync, SIP, SMB/CIFS, SMPP, SMS, Socks, SFTP, SSH, Server Monitor, Stomp, Styx, Syslog, TFTP, Telnet, Time, Torrent Client, Torrent Tracker, Trigger, Unison, UPnP Port Mapper, VNC, VPN, Wake On Lan, Web, WebDAV, WebSocket, X11 and/or XMPP server!

Start a server easily on the ‘Simple’ tab or go advanced and add users, allowed IP’s and more! Multiple servers can be run at the same time! No root needed, exceptions mentioned below. Unfortunately the free version is just a trial version and you have to buy the pro version after a 7 day trial.

9. AnDLNA

Allows you to browse and view/play photos, music and videos from you DLNA Server. This application is not affliated with or certified by the Digital Living Network Alliance.

10. SharkMoteFree

SharkMote is a UPnP™ */DLNA remote control. It allows you to play your media stored on your media server on your UPnP™ */DLNA capable devices. You can also use the SharkMote as a UPnP™ */DLNA client to stream media from your media server to your android phone. This is a free limited version.

You can also read: Best DLNA Streaming Apps For iPhone

Guru

+Ayodhyanath Guru holds a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering and has worked with various prestigious clients in the IT industry and presently working as a Software Engineer. He is a part time blogger and presently authors the Jafaloo.Com blog. Being a tech enthusiast Guru likes to surf the web and blogs about interesting technical topics like How-To guides, freewares, Tutorials, Software, Gadgets, web applications etc. Apart from blogging he likes coding in Java/J2EE and PHP.

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