1. RichardClark's Avatar
    Thanks to htowngtr in another thread, I found out that the PS3 can act as a DLNA client. Since the ThunderBolt can act as a DLNA server, you can connect the two to play ThunderBolt media on any TV connected to a PS3.

    The online PlayStation3 user manual has detailed instructions on how to do this, so I thought I'd post them here for easy reference. Once the ThunderBolt launches, I'll come back and update this thread with the steps you need to take on the ThunderBolt's side to enable this feature.

    PS3™ | Media Server Connection
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    02-12-2011 05:16 AM
  2. ProfessorTripp's Avatar
    Thanks to htowngtr in another thread, I found out that the PS3 can act as a DLNA client. Since the ThunderBolt can act as a DLNA server, you can connect the two to play ThunderBolt media on any TV connected to a PS3.

    The online PlayStation3 user manual has detailed instructions on how to do this, so I thought I'd post them here for easy reference. Once the ThunderBolt launches, I'll come back and update this thread with the steps you need to take on the ThunderBolt's side to enable this feature.

    PS3 | Media Server Connection
    The PS3 actually works pretty well with media sharing. I've been using it to stream media from my PC for a few years.

    Unless there is some new technology in the TB that I'm not aware of, you will need to have your PS3 and your TB connected to your home network (i.e. WiFi via a wireless router); when the media server software is running on the TB you will be able to browse and view the media stored on your TB through the PS3.

    As mentioned previously, many newer TVs have DLNA functionality built in so that you can do the same directly through the TV.
    02-12-2011 08:23 AM
  3. qzic's Avatar
    The Xbox 360 can also act as a DLNA client, so the instructions here could be made more generic to cover both consoles.
    02-12-2011 10:13 AM
  4. biff6789's Avatar
    I only wish that DLNA did more than just share movies, pics, and music over the stream. Imagine browsing the web, using the Skype functionality, or playing Angry Birds on the big screen via your phone.

    Imagine it
    02-12-2011 10:23 AM
  5. htowngator's Avatar
    Yep

    A lot of people forget that the PS3 was one of the first DLNA devices available to most people.
    02-12-2011 11:19 AM
  6. htowngator's Avatar
    The PS3 actually works pretty well with media sharing. I've been using it to stream media from my PC for a few years.

    Unless there is some new technology in the TB that I'm not aware of, you will need to have your PS3 and your TB connected to your home network (i.e. WiFi via a wireless router); when the media server software is running on the TB you will be able to browse and view the media stored on your TB through the PS3.

    As mentioned previously, many newer TVs have DLNA functionality built in so that you can do the same directly through the TV.
    PS3 also has BT so I'm not sure if that would make any difference, but more than likely you have to be on the same wifi network.
    02-12-2011 11:20 AM
  7. ProfessorTripp's Avatar
    PS3 also has BT so I'm not sure if that would make any difference, but more than likely you have to be on the same wifi network.
    The PS3 only uses BT for accessories, not for data transmission.
    02-12-2011 11:40 AM
  8. ionide's Avatar
    Any updates since the TB launched?
    03-19-2011 12:20 AM
  9. empinball's Avatar
    I only wish that DLNA did more than just share movies, pics, and music over the stream. Imagine browsing the web, using the Skype functionality, or playing Angry Birds on the big screen via your phone.

    Imagine it
    I was wanting to do the same last night via Xbox.

    Haven't had a chance to try yet, but this looks like it has all the info needed to set up streaming for Xbox, PS3 and Wii
    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/streaming
    03-19-2011 10:23 AM
  10. project.in.process's Avatar
    most of what i'm seeing requires a computer + 360/ps3 & tv

    if that's the case--this sucks b/c my computer is slow/old as hell and i'm not about to install something like TVersity and 20 other programs for sharing.

    am i missing something stupidly simple?

    Thunderbolt and a ps3 with wifi network, connected to a tv...this sounds like it should be all i need for DLNA. am i wrong?
    03-19-2011 10:49 AM
  11. sammyboy405's Avatar
    Ive gotta be missing something here because I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get pictures to my tv via the DLNA.. I have a Thunderbolt and a PS3 / 360 Cant find it on either.
    03-20-2011 01:18 AM
  12. augusto's Avatar
    I don't think you can. The TB would have to act as a DLNA server, I haven't found an option for it to do that, all is does is act as a DLNA client. The PS3 also has a DLNA client, it doesn't have a server.

    I get this to work because my TV has a DLNA server, but I'm curious to see if people get this to work with a PS3 without requiring another machine in between.
    03-20-2011 09:21 AM
  13. StillgotanEris's Avatar
    03-20-2011 09:43 AM
  14. ShawnMeds23's Avatar
    You should be able to share the TB picture and video folders on the network. Once you those folders are shared with the network. You will be able to view/play them on the PS3. I have a WD TV Live Media Server. Same basic deal. I just don't get my phone until tomorrow.
    03-20-2011 09:55 AM
  15. shellguy05's Avatar
    Bump---

    I'd really like to know if someone got their TB hooked up to the PS3. I have been trying and I can't get it done. Neither will find one another. It sucks.
    03-20-2011 10:44 PM
  16. bliedel's Avatar
    Good news: I downloaded the free version of IMediaShare and was able to hook up to my ps3 without issues. Just choose something to share and then follow the instructions on screen.

    Bad news: Videos recorded by the thunderbolt are .3gp format, which is unrecognized by the ps3, so no showing home movies over DLNA through a PS3.

    Blah..
    03-20-2011 11:18 PM
  17. finanandroid's Avatar
    here you go guys Download from Market free apk called Twonky*then follow set up from your Tunderbolt direct to your PS3/TV
    03-22-2011 11:10 AM
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