FAQ  •  Register  •  Login

Smart TV app

<<

rugbyrene

Serviio newbie

Posts: 3

Joined: Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:28 am

Post Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:36 am

Smart TV app

Hi,

I'd like to request a Smart TV app that gives the same or similar user experience to PLEX.

Regards,

R
<<

atc98092

User avatar

DLNA master

Posts: 2264

Joined: Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:22 pm

Location: Washington (the state) - temporary assignment to Washington DC

Post Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:40 pm

Re: Smart TV app

While that would be a wonderful addition, I doubt it will ever happen. Serviio is developed by a single person, and I doubt he has the resources to create such an app. That would require access to a wide variety of TVs to develop on, and there's really no way to pay for something like that. Even Plex has had to move away from charging for their apps, and the costs have to be recouped somehow. Plex does it with the Plex Pass, but that requires a significant investment by the company for their support servers, bandwidth, etc.

Since virtually every smart TV supports DLNA playback, building to that standard is the most cost effective for the small developer. Especially since the vast majority of online streaming devices (Blu Ray players, Roku, Nvidia Shield, etc.) also support DLNA in some fashion.
Dan

Panasonic ST30 Plasma, Samsung JU7100 4K TV, Sony BDP-S3500, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Roku 2 XS, 4, Ultra and Stick, Yamaha RX-V679 AVR.
Primary server: Intel i5-6400, 8 gig ram, Windows 10 Pro, 18 TB hard drive space | Test server Windows 7 Home Premium, AMD Phenom II X4 965, 8 gig ram

Enable debug logging Identify video file contents

Return to Feature requests

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by ST Software for PTF.