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#1  February 12, 2016 - 4:33pm
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Any plan of having Infuse cast directly to TV sets (like LG TVs) like other apps such as Plex, iPlayTO, ArkMC, TV Assist and more?
It would be nice to be able to cast directly on my LG Smart TV without resorting to buy an Apple TV.

  February 13, 2016 - 1:49pm
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I totally agree! I do not see any reason to buy any additional hardware (Apple TV or Chromecast) while almost all Smart TV are UPNP compatible! I hope that developers answer this topic.

  February 14, 2016 - 11:41am
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  weeenca wrote:

I totally agree! I do not see any reason to buy any additional hardware (Apple TV or Chromecast) while almost all Smart TV are UPNP compatible! I hope that developers answer this topic.

I am not sure I understand this? If a TV is UPNP then it should already be able to play from a UPNP/DLNA server without involving inFuse at all. What am I missing?.

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  February 14, 2016 - 12:14pm
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Yes, these TVs are able to play videos using DLNA server such as Plex. But from time to time the only place where my films are stored is my Infuse Pro app and I am not able to play these films on my UPNP compatible TVs (I mean to stream these films from Infuse Pro app directly to UPNP compatible TV without any aditional hardware or software). And that's what I want.

One of competitors Player (it's name starts with "n") is able to play films stored in this player using UPNP, not only Chromecast... And I think it is great function and it is also function that Infuse app lacks. I hope I have made it more clear, have not I?

  February 14, 2016 - 2:55pm
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Many times while at the hotel or a friend's house for instance I had access to a smart TV but no PC. Each time my only options were iPlayTo , TV Assistband ArkMC.

If it was possible to cast from Infuse directly to my TV set I would pay for the app in heartbeat.

  February 14, 2016 - 3:19pm
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  mozbius wrote:

Many times while at the hotel or a friend's house for instance I had access to a smart TV but no PC. Each time my only options were iPlayTo , TV Assistband ArkMC.

If it was possible to cast from Infuse directly to my TV set I would pay for the app in heartbeat.

Ok, now I see what you are asking, but it not being described correctly. You do not cast from inFuse in such a configuration. Instead inFuse becomes a UPNP server and is passive. The TV would then 'pull' the video from the inFuse UPNP server.

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  February 14, 2016 - 10:23pm
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Ok perhaps I didn't use the proper terms... What I see with the other apps is that I can play the videos on the device or I can click on an icon on the idevice and all of a sudden the TV displays the movie without having to do anything on the TV. It works that same way as with Window "PlayTo" feature.

  February 14, 2016 - 11:36pm
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  mozbius wrote:

Ok perhaps I didn't use the proper terms... What I see with the other apps is that I can play the videos on the device or I can click on an icon on the idevice and all of a sudden the TV displays the movie without having to do anything on the TV. It works that same way as with Window "PlayTo" feature.

That's exactly what I mean as well.

  February 15, 2016 - 2:14am
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  mozbius wrote:

Ok perhaps I didn't use the proper terms... What I see with the other apps is that I can play the videos on the device or I can click on an icon on the idevice and all of a sudden the TV displays the movie without having to do anything on the TV. It works that same way as with Window "PlayTo" feature.

I suspect this is being done using Miracast (which most current LG TV's seem to support) and not UPNP that was mentioned earlier. It would work like that.

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  February 15, 2016 - 2:38am
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No, it definitely does not have to be done using Miracast because my TV does not support it and I am able to do what was described by mozbius (using another app).

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I suspect this is being done using Miracast (which most current LG TV's seem to support) and not UPNP that was mentioned earlier. It would work like that.

  February 15, 2016 - 4:50am
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  weeenca wrote:

No, it definitely does not have to be done using Miracast because my TV does not support it and I am able to do what was described by mozbius (using another app).

well it has to be something similar because simple UPNP does not support pushing the video to the TV. What model of TV - maybe perusing the spec will give a clue as to what feature is being used to achieve this.

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  February 15, 2016 - 5:19am
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I have LG 42LW650s and SAMSUNG UE22ES5410.

Maybe it is not UPNP, it may be DLNA but the fact is that the only thing that is necessary to stream content from iPhone or iPad to Smart TV is both devices to be connected to the same wifi network and app that is able to stream content to that smart TV without any aditional hardware (apps such as ArkMc or nPlayer). I am sorry for my English, I am not native English speaker.

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well it has to be something similar because simple UPNP does not support pushing the video to the TV. What model of TV - maybe perusing the spec will give a clue as to what feature is being used to achieve this.

  February 16, 2016 - 12:11am
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I have a LG 55UB8500 and as described by others my iPhone needs to be on the same network as the TV for this to work.

  November 26, 2016 - 4:29pm
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Just bought an LG 65UH6150 4K Smart TV with WebOS 3.0 and would like to stream media from a network (SFTP) directly to the TV.

We love Infuse PRO 4 but wondering if in my current trial of Infuse PRO 5 I can stream directly to the TV from the network (SFTP)?

I imagine I can get it to work by using Google ChromeCast (Ultra) as the TV has WebOS 3.0 it natively supports 90% of what I need.

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  November 26, 2016 - 7:46pm
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From the look of it th Smart TV need to DLNA compatible.

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  November 27, 2016 - 8:04am
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My TV is a DNLA certified Smart TV...
http://www.consumerreports.org/products/lcd-le...

How do I get Infuse PRO 4 or 5 to stream to it from iOS? Right now all I can do is AirPlay through Apple TV.

Appreciate it if anyone who can help.

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  November 27, 2016 - 8:23pm
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My TV is a DNLA certified Smart TV...
http://www.consumerreports.org/products/lcd-le...

How do I get Infuse PRO 4 or 5 to stream to it from iOS? Right now all I can do is AirPlay through Apple TV.

Appreciate it if anyone who can help.

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Right now it is impossible. Infuse only supports playback to TV through Chromecast or Apple TV. So you actually need to purchase one of those modules. Somehow it appears that Firecore is not fully aware of the DLNA standard which allows the exact same functionality as Apple TV & Chromcast for playback straight to TV (as in competitive software namely nPlayer, iPlayTo, ArkMC Pro, TVAssist which routinely become free every now and then!).

  April 21, 2017 - 6:02am
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I couldn't find out what exact technologies/libraries mentioned in this thread apps used, but there's an opensource library that allows casting media to most TVs and other devices, not requiring Chromecast or Apple TV.

http://www.svlconnectsdk.com
https://github.com/ConnectSDK
http://www.theverge.com/apps/2014/4/17/5624048...
https://gigaom.com/2014/04/17/lg-releases-open...

http://www.dial-multiscreen.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discovery_and_La...

Devs, could you please please please look into this?

  April 21, 2017 - 5:21pm
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Please DEV have this feature implemented and finally really release INFUSE from the shackles of having to buy a Chrome Cast or Apple TV.

  August 17, 2017 - 2:01am
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I used an appletv to make my old tv smart. Infuse purchased, fantastic app. But now bought a new LG smart tv and sold my appletv.
The only thing I miss is infuse. a infuse app would be really great.

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  August 27, 2017 - 8:16pm
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Agree. Would love to have an Infuse app for my Samsung UHD KS8000. Firecore, please make this happen!!

  August 28, 2017 - 1:40am
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Wouldn’t this require to develop an app for each tv brand? I know nothing about smart tv (I only use an Apple TV) but arent there a different OS for each manufacturer?

  August 28, 2017 - 2:35am
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Wouldn’t this require to develop an app for each tv brand? I know nothing about smart tv (I only use an Apple TV) but arent there a different OS for each manufacturer?

No. It is a feature of DLNA. If your SmartTV supports DLNA it most likely can act like a AppleTV or Chromecast. Very well known apps support that type of casting such as Plex / iPlayTo / ArkMC and several others. Give their demo a try to see what I am talking about.

  November 14, 2018 - 1:28pm
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Sorry for bumping this thread but I am looking forward so much to this feature!

  February 27, 2019 - 11:28am
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Hi DEVs

I was wondering if this feature will be released in next updates or even in Infuse 6

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  February 27, 2019 - 9:57pm
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Please make it happen and I will buy a life long license.

  March 1, 2019 - 9:47pm
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  DrZoidberg wrote:

Wouldn’t this require to develop an app for each tv brand? I know nothing about smart tv (I only use an Apple TV) but arent there a different OS for each manufacturer?

It's way worse than that...

Never mind trying to deal with what software version the tv is using ( latest android tv, last years, several years ago as the tv manufacturer can't be bothered/ intersted in supplying updates...) you have the issue of what mediocre processor and shonky media player each Tv manufacturer decided to bung in their tv just so they could claim it to be 'smart'.

I've the lovely Sony A8f OLED tv and even this, from the top of the range, has very weak processingpower for their smart tv functions, check out some reviews and read about slow menu respons etc... I briefly tried it, and quickly ditched it for my Apple Tv4k ( plus you can turn off all and any wifi to your tv... there are some highly dubious settings/messages about tracking/advertising deep in the Sony setup menus...)

And all these problems would come back and be laid at Firecore's door to be dealt with, when it's due to inadequate hardware/software of the tv with virtually non-exisitent tv oem support ( whereas Apple tv etc cana and does receive updates and fixes).

  March 1, 2019 - 11:23pm
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Try the ArkMCPro app or iPlayTo with your Sony TV and let me know how you feel after. Those apps work GREAT with my 6 years old LG Smart TV only down side is that those apps don’t show metadata (movie posters, synopsis and so on) like Infuse.

  March 5, 2019 - 3:25am
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Once this feature is done, Infuse will be one of the best Apps ever !!!

Please guys, let this stuff works.

  March 13, 2019 - 7:10am
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Are there any news about this feature? It would much welcomed if Infuse could cast directly to TV's, using DLNA for example.

  March 13, 2019 - 9:23am
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  PTDennis wrote:

Are there any news about this feature? It would much welcomed if Infuse could cast directly to TV's, using DLNA for example.

You can see all of the new features that are in the development hopper currently here https://firecore.com/forum/topic/13575

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