Xbox One gets DNLA support next month

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Microsoft has been sending out monthly Xbox One updates like clockwork since the console’s launch, and it’s something that has to be admired. Every month Xbox One owners can rest assured that some new feature is on its way, and October is no different. In fact, October is bringing a feature that really should’ve been there from the start.

Next month, the Xbox One update will finally bring MKV and DNLA support to a console that was touted as a media device from the get go. That means that the Xbox One can now play MKV files from a USB or home server, as well as play nice with any media server you have set up at home.

The update will also bring improvements to the console’s Snap function, which so far has been more of a pain than anything else. Snap can now be controlled in-game using the Home button on the Xbox One controller, opening up a small menu to snap apps to the side of the screen or close them entirely.

This certainly beats the most efficient method right now, which involves shouting at Kinect and hoping for something to happen while you get your ass handed to you in Titanfa…I mean Call of Duty.

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You can check out all the other finer changes here, or watch the handy preview below. This will be the first major update we receive locally, with the Xbox One finally reaching local shores later this month. The PlayStation 4, by contrast, still can;t play MP3’s.

Last Updated: September 9, 2014

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff’s a bastard.

  • Sk3tz0

    Mkv wats that? I’ve seen that name before.. oh yes i use it on my PC. sorry still dont need an Xbone πŸ˜› but kudu’s to all who do need one.. Quick Question.. Seeing that the Xbox is releaseing this month.. what would the download size to catch up on all the patch updates be.??

    • Sgt. M

      Its a high quality-low size file. I think its called a Matroska file. Usually see it with Anime downloads.

    • Spaffy

      About the size of the HDD. 180?

  • Pieter Kruger

    Been enjoying this, also got my 2TB external set up so no need to delete and re install games!! The consoles we receive should only be 1 or 2 updates at most behind surely, so that wouldn’t be a bother!

    • Hammersteyn

      How much did the 2TB set you back?

      • Pieter Kruger

        R1000 a while back!

        • Hammersteyn


          • DrKiller

            Not really… The 3TBs were R999 a while back πŸ™‚ THATS a bargain!

  • Kromas of City17

    Just a small question. Mkv’s is a wrapper so what codecs will it support? Most likely just the standard h264 or older DivX formats. What about XviD? And while we are talking old what about ogg files? Will it support multiple audio codecs within the wrapper as well as unlinked wrapped subtitles?

    Hmm … considering media player can’t play half the old stuff I own without 3rd party codec support I am going to guess that this won’t either.

    Don’t ever try to call yourself a media player Xbone cause thats like calling SABC quality tv entertainment.

    • Pieter Kruger

      The supported file types for the Media Player app are:
      3GP audio
      3GP video
      animated GIF
      AVI DivX
      DV AVI
      AVI uncompressed
      AVI Xvid
      H.264 AVCHD
      MPEG-2 MPEG-2 HD
      MPEG-2 TS
      H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
      MPEG-4 SP
      WMA Lossless
      WMA Pro
      WMA Voice
      WMV HD

      • Hammersteyn

        Is that all πŸ˜›

        • Admiral Chief Assassin

          Also plays your mom?

          (am I doing the codfanboi thing correct?)

          • Hammersteyn


        • Pieter Kruger

          “Animated GIF” that’s all you need!! ????

          • Hammersteyn


      • Kromas of City17

        Almost 30% of all used codecs. That is impressive.

        Okay Xbone may call itself a media player now.

        Still won’t buy one though but at least they did well on Codec support.

        • Pieter Kruger

          Please don’t, if you buy one I’m selling mine…..????

          • Kromas of City17

            You don’t have to worry. I hardly ever buy an inferior product unless I am really really drunk. πŸ˜›

          • Pieter Kruger

            Phew, can just imagine playing online constantly hearing you trying to count pixels during a boss fight! “102, 103, 104 Aaargh he moved again!…1, 2, 3….”????

          • Kromas of City17

            Yeaqh I know but it is only because I can count pixels at 30FPS 720p. My PC is too fast for me to even attempt that even if I force it at 60FPS HD.

            Even that sesami street count vampire guy would have trouble. πŸ™‚

    • Admiral Chief Assassin

      Bwahahahahaha SABC quality tv entertainment BWHAHAHAHAHA

      • Kromas of City17

        I heard at one stage they had McGuyver on so …. they got that going for them.

        • Admiral Chief Assassin


    • Sk3tz0

      SABC is Quality Tv.. remember Suburban Bliss πŸ˜› and Noot vir Noot

      • Kromas of City17

        “was” …. fixed it for you.

        and by was I mean when they called them the SAUK with quility shows like spiderman (english dub on radio 2000) and Goeie more Suid Afrika (the Body Beats girls made me feel a tingle in my special place).

        Also Riaan Cruywagen.

        Nuff said. πŸ™‚

        • Sk3tz0


      • Admiral Chief Assassin

        Epic show!

  • Guest

    oooooooooh nou moet sony hul gatjies roer!

  • Mabenito

    I think everyone should start investing in audio components or something similar, with DNLA support.

    • Kromas of City17

      Smartphone,wifi,2.1 DTS speakers and media streaming server. Done and done. I can party wherever I want to.

      Now with Steam in-home streaming support.

      • Mabenito

        My point exactly…! Unlimited “upvotes” to you my friend.

  • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

    Microsoft be like:

    “In b4 Sony!!!!”

  • DrKiller

    Please Xbone… Plz don’t screw this up with libraries and shit like on Xbox 360!

  • Francois Knoetze

    Just got a 47″ LG LED WEBOS TV…it plays all of this and more o.O

    ok sorry I couldn’t help myself…

  • Aufrenchy

    So can we snap the music to the background yet? Or are we forced to listen to it apart from our current game?

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