Streaming downloaded content from my PC to the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, whether through Plex, Tversity or Windows Media Centre, has become one of my primary uses for the consoles. Unfortunately neither brand new video game system, the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One, supports DLNA content streaming right now.
According to Microsoft’s director of programming for Xbox Live, Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, Microsoft is still looking into adding DLNA support to the recently-released Xbox One. Unfortunately, the feature doesn’t have a solid release date yet because, according to Hryb, use of DLNA streaming wasn't widespread with the Xbox 360
“You know we’re looking to see what the right thing is. We noticed that some people were using that with Xbox 360. To be honest with you, not a lot of folks were. There were certainly some enthusiasts using it on a regular basis but that wasn't something that a lot of folks were doing,” Hryb said.
“So we certainly would like to bring that back, but we’re going to try to figure it out. It’s always a balance of time and resources when you’re building something like this … We want to make sure we’re doing it the right way and that it’s something that’s going to be the most appealing for everyone,” Hryb said.
Sony has also said they have plans to eventually bring DLNA content streaming support to the PlayStation 4. It is currently possible to stream content from your PC to the Xbox One through a rather complicated method outlined here, but the functionality isn’t the same as what the Xbox 360 was capable of. Another quick fix is plugging your Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 into the Xbox One’s HDMI-in port, allowing you to access the console through the Xbox One (expect a significant amount of controller input lag though).
Hryb explained that Microsoft is committed to improving the Xbox One, particularly its operating system and that the Xbox One’s OneGuide premium features will come to Canada at some point in the future. (Source