List of UPnP AV media servers and clients

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This is a list of UPnP AV media servers and client application or hard appliances.

UPnP AV media servers[edit]



  • Asset UPnP (DLNA compatible) from Illustrate. An audio specific UPnP/DLNA server for Windows, QNAP, macOS and Linux. Features music library, album art, audio WAVE/LPCM transcoding from a huge range of audio codecs, ReplayGain, support for streaming audio in many formats including lossless Flac, Wav, MP3 and playlists. Companion products "dBpoweramp CD Ripper" for CD ripping and "dBpoweramp Music Converter" for converting digital music formats can be used in compiling a digital music library.
  • Allonis myServer, a multi-faceted media player/organizer with a DLNA/UPnP server, controller, and renderer, including conversion. Runs on Microsoft Windows. Supports most all HTML5 devices as remote controls.
  • FreeMi UPnP Media Server, very simple server, historically used to stream to the STB Freebox, based on .net/mono.
  • JRiver Media Center, a multi-faceted media player/organizer with a DLNA/UPnP server, controller, and renderer, including conversion. Supports Microsoft Windows, macOS and Linux.
  • PonoMusic World. Based on the JRiver Media Center software, includes similar features along with a store for purchasing HD audio tracks.
  • LimboMedia, a free cross platform home- and UPnP/DLNA mediaserver with android app and WebM transcoding for browser playback (build with java and Ffmpeg).
  • MinimServer, a Java-based small and simple uPnP music server. Supports Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, and various NAS devices.
  • Plex, a cross-platform and closed source software media player and entertainment hub for digital media, available for macOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux, as well as mobile clients for iOS (including Apple TV (2nd generation) onwards), Android, Windows Phone, and many devices such as Xbox. Supports on-the-fly transcoding of video and music.
  • PS3 Media Server, a free cross platform Java based UPnP DLNA server especially good for AVC and other current HD media codecs with on-the-fly transcoding.
  • Serviio, is available with a free and a pro license. It can stream media files (music, video or images) to renderer devices (e.g. a TV set, Blu-ray player, games console or mobile phone) on a local area network.
  • TVMOBiLi, a cross platform, high performance UPnP/DLNA Media Server for Windows, macOS and Linux.
  • TwonkyMedia server, a cross-platform multimedia server and entertainment hub for digital media, available for Android, Apple TV, iOS, Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, Windows Phone, and Xbox 360.
  • Universal Media Server, a free (open source) DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server for Windows, OSX and Linux (originally based on the PS3 Media Server). It is able to stream videos, audio and images to any DLNA-capable device. It contains more features than most paid UPnP/DLNA Media Servers. It streams to many devices including TVs (Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, LG, Philips and more.), PS3, Xbox(One/360), smartphones, Blu-ray players and more.
  • UPPlay is a QT-based DLNA control point that runs under most Linux versions and Window 7-10. Extremely simple and fully functional at the same time, it's a very light alternative to other complete packages if you just need to control independent servers and renderers.
  • vGet Cast, a simple, cross platform (Chrome App) DLNA server and controller for single, local video files.
  • Vuze, an open-source Java-based BitTorrent client which contains MediaServer plugin.
  • Kodi (previously XBMC), a cross platform open source software media-player/media center for Android, Apple TV, Linux, macOS and Windows.


  • Slick UPnP A minimal and intuitive open-source Android UPNP client app that can play video/audio. (It is not DMS)
  • BubbleUPNP Android UPNP/DLNA Server, Controller and Renderer
  • Toaster Cast Android UPNP/DLNA Server, Controller and Renderer
  • vGet, Android App that can play videos embedded in websites on DLNA Renderers.
  • Media Cast UPnP, Android UPNP Client App that can play videos/Audio.
  • Media Server Pro is a DLNA Server that allows individual file selections for sharing.
  • Pixel Media Server, Android UPNP/DLNA Media Server. Supports all popular Video and Audio files. It also support external subtitle file (SRT)

Complete Systems[edit]

  • FreeNAS, a free NAS operating system. Based on FreeBSD and works on x86-based computers. (FreeNAS UPnP server code is from the Portable Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) SDK project)


  • GeeXboX, an open source lightweight media center for Linux that supports DLNA through uShare (uShare development is currently discontinued)
  • Mediatomb, an open source DLNA server for Linux.
  • Moode, an music-centric DLNA server for Linux running on Raspberry Pi.
  • MythTV, an open-source HTPC and PVR software for Linux, with a built-in UPnP AV MediaServer.
  • ReadyMedia (formerly known as MiniDLNA) is a simple media server software, with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP-AV clients. It is developed by a NETGEAR employee for the ReadyNAS product line.
  • Rygel, an open-source media server, part of the GNOME Live! project
  • VortexBox is a free, open source (GPL v3), quick-install ISO that turns your unused computer into an easy-to-use music server/jukebox
  • Upplay is a Qt-based UPnP audio Control Point

Microsoft Windows[edit]

  • Stream What You Hear, a Windows application that streams the sound of your computer (i.e.: “what you hear”) to UPnP/DLNA device such as TVs, amps, network receivers, game consoles, etc...
  • TVersity Media Server, a Windows application that streams multimedia content from a personal computer to UPnP, DLNA and mobile devices devices (Chromecast is also supported). It was the first media server to offer real-time transcoding (back in 2005).
  • TVersity Screen Server, a Windows application that mirrors the screen of a personal computer to UPnP, DLNA and mobile devices devices.
  • DVBViewer, a Windows application, mainly for TV/Radio recording/playback, but with the ability to stream live TV/radio as well as multimedia files via UPNP/DLNA.
  • DivX, a Windows application, mainly for video encoding into DivX format, but has the ability to stream multimedia files via DLNA.
  • foobar2000, a freeware audio player for Windows. Highly customizable, audio only. Download of dlna-extension from the developers's webpage necessary.
  • Home Media Center, a free and open source media server compatible with DLNA. Includes web interface for streaming content to web browser (Android, iOS, …), subtitles integration and Windows desktop streaming. This server is easy to use.
  • KooRaRoo Media, a commercial DLNA media server and organizer for Windows. Includes on-the-fly transcoding, per-file and per-folder parental controls, powerful organizing features with dynamic playlists, Internet radio streaming, "Play To" functionality and remote device control, burned-in and external subtitles, extensive format support including RAW photo formats. Streams all files to all devices.
  • MediaMonkey, a free media player/tagger/editor with an UPnP/DLNA client and server for Microsoft Windows
  • Mezzmo, a commercial software package. Mezzmo streams music, movies, photos and subtitles to the UPnP and DLNA-enabled devices. It automatically finds and organizes music, movies and photos, imports multimedia files from iPad, iPhone, iPod, Audio CDs, iTunes, Windows Media Player and WinAmp. DLNA server supports all popular media file formats with real time transcoding to meet the device specifications.
  • PlayOn, a commercial UPnP/DLNA media server for Windows, includes a transcoder for streaming web video.
  • TVble, a cloud connected (Rotten tomatoes/TMDB etc.), Torrent streaming, DLNA enabled media server. Allows single file or playlist downloads.
  • Wild Media Server, a media server for Windows, Linux, macOS, individual device settings, transcoding, external and internal subtitles, restricted device access to folders, uploading files, Internet-Radio, Internet-Television, Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB), DMR-control and "Play To", Music (Visualization), Photo (Slideshow), support for 3D-subtitles, support for music fingerprints, support for BitTorrent files.
  • Windows Media Connect from Microsoft, a free UPnP AV MediaServer and control point (server and client) for Microsoft Windows
    • WMC version 2.0 can be installed for usage with Windows Media Player 10 for Windows XP
    • WMC version 3.0 can be installed for usage with Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP
    • WMC version 4.0 comes pre-installed on Windows Vista with its Windows Media Player 11
    • WMC can also refer to Windows Media Center. From the Windows Media Center entry in Wikipedia: In May 2015, Microsoft announced that Windows Media Center would be discontinued on Windows 10, and that it would be uninstalled when upgrading; but stated that those upgrading from a version of Windows that included the Media Center application would receive the paid Windows DVD Player app to maintain DVD playback functionality, the main purpose for Media Center's use. This is stated on a Windows 10 FAQ page.[1]


  • FireStream, by Cyaneous, Inc., a commercial UPnP/DLNA media server for macOS with advanced transcoding capabilities, per-device profiles and native Mac media organization.


  • ASUS DSL-N55U ADSL Modem Router, supports USB drive media sharing. (Dual Band WIFI, 10/100/1000 Mbit/s)
  • AVM FRITZ!Box, the newer revisions of these residential gateway devices come with a UPnP/DLNA compliant media server
  • Billion 7800xxx series modem-routers come with a built in uPnP/DLNA compliant media server
  • Buffalo WBMR-HP-G300H ADSL2+ Modem Router, supports USB drive media sharing, possible to install Open-/DD-WRT. Fast NAS sharing too. (Dual Band WIFI, 10/100/1000 Mbit's)
  • D-Link DNS-323 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure.
  • D-Link DNS-325 Share Centre]2-Bay Network Attached Storage Enclosure.
  • Linksys WRT610N gigabit Wifi-N router supports UPnP with a USB hard drive, as a Storage feature
  • Naim HDX ripping UPnP server and player
  • Naim UnitiServe ripping UPnP server
  • NETGEAR ReadyNAS Includes ReadyDLNA (branded version of miniDLNA) on all ReadyNAS products and some routers as the ReadyShare USB feature.
  • SFR Neuf Cegetel NeufBox 5 (Gigabit LAN) and NeufBox 4 (10/100 Mbit/s with firmware 2.0.8) and USB drive key.
  • All technicolor DSL/GPON Gateways from the TG712 upwards have an embedded DLNA certified Server (sharing content of a USB attached HDD).
  • All Synology NAS are DLNA mediaserver and contain a webbased DLNA player which is also available as App for Android or iOS.

See also[edit]

List of NAS manufacturers – there are many uncatalogued NAS devices with UPNP.

UPnP AV clients[edit]

See also Digital Living Network Alliance#DLNA-certified software.

A UPnP client, also called a control point, functions as a digital audio/video remote control. Control points automatically detect UPnP servers on the network to browse content directories and request the transfer or streaming of media. A UPnP media renderer performs the actual audio or video rendering. Control points and media renderers most commonly run on separate devices, the control point being for example a tablet, and the renderer a television or a networked audio computer connected to an audio receiver. Some control points integrate a media renderer and may function as a complete music playing application.

UPnP control points and player software[edit]


  • Banshee, an open source (MIT) media player with UPnP-client support since version 2.4
  • Kinsky is an open source UPnP control point for iPod/iPhone, iPad, Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and PocketPC.
  • Plex, a cross-platform and open source (GPL) software media player and a closed source media server and entertainment hub, available for macOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux, as well as mobile clients for iOS (including Apple TV (2nd generation) onwards), Android, and Windows Phone. The desktop version of the media player is free while the mobile version is chargeable.
  • PlugPlayer is a cross-platform UPnP client, Media Renderer, Media Server and control point available for iPod/iPhone, iPad, Android, Google TV and macOS. In addition to UPnP servers, PlugPlayer can also utilize some cloud-based media services such as MP3tunes and CloudUPnP.
  • VLC media player, a free, open-source and cross-platform media player that has a built-in UPnP-client. (For Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS & Android.)
  • Kodi (previously XBMC), a cross platform open source software media-player/media center for Apple TV, Linux, macOS, Windows, Android and the custom XBMCbuntu.


  • BubbleUPnP is a DLNA Server, Controller and Renderer.
  • Bs.player is a free UPnP renderer/player.
  • Flipps (formerly iMediaShare) is a free DLNA compliant Digital Media Controller, Server and Renderer.
  • Gizmoot is a free UPnP AV Control Point and Renderer.
  • MediaSteersman is a free UPnP control point for Android tablets with included UPnP renderer and server functionality
  • Mezzmo is a UPNP/DLNA server, renderer and controller. There is a free trial version and a paid licensed version.
  • Na Remote for UPNP/DLNA Android UPNP/DLNA controller
  • Network Audio Remote is a free DLNA Controller.
  • Onkyo Remote is a free UPnP renderer/player/server/controller
  • Pixel Media Server is a free DLNA compliant Digital Media Server on Android platform. Has external subtitles support.
  • Pixel Media Controller is a free DLNA compliant Digital Media Controller on Android platform to control DLNA certified/compliant Digital Media Server, Digital Media Render and Digital Media Printer on Android. Can browse contents from the Media Server and playback media at a DLNA certified TV or renderer devices, and print at DLNA certified Printer.
  • Skifta (discontinued) - a DLNA Certified software app.
  • Toaster Cast Android UPNP/DLNA Server, Controller and Renderer
  • UPnP-AV Control Point is a free UPnP control point and renderer.
  • UPnPlay is a free UPnP renderer/player.
  • UPnP Monkey is a multi-room control point and DLNA media server which offers the opportunity to stream media from a smartphone or a network hard drive to a media player.
  • VidOn Player is a free DLNA compliant Digital Media Controller, Server and Renderer.
  • YAACC is an open source UPNP/DLNA server, renderer and controller.
  • ZappoTV is a free DLNA compliant Digital Media Controller, Server and Renderer.
  • Archos Video Player has DLNA rendering/player capabilities
  • DroidUPnP is an open source DLNA controller
  • MediaMonkey for Android is a UPnP Renderer and Controller


All devices running the BlackBerry 10 operating system include native UPnP Media Server capabilities.


  • AllShare TV - DLNA/UPnP Media Server for iOS with features to push and control media using iOS
  • Infuse DLNA/UPnP streaming client for iPhone and iPad.
  • nPlayer DLNA/UPnP Client for iPhone/iPad.
  • VidOn Player (HD) DLNA/UPnP Client for iPhone/iPad.
  • AirPlayer DLNA/UPnP Client for iPhone/iPad.
  • media:connect DLNA server, controller and renderer
  • PlayerXtreme is a media playback and organizing solution.
  • 8player & Lite
  • GoodPlayer
  • Flipps (HD), formerly iMediaShare & iMediaShare Lite
  • ZappoTV (HD) DLNA/UPnP Client for iPhone/iPad.
  • AcePlayer - player with downloading & background play features
  • Creation 5 - UPnP control point app and client supporting both audio and video from a variety of sources.


  • BRisa UPnP Framework, a free and open-source UPnP framework that allows the development of UPnP devices, as well as provides three implementation reference of UPnP applications: the BRisa Media server, the BRisa Media Renderer and the BRisa Control Point.
  • djmount, free software to mount as a Linux filesystem the media content of compatible UPnP AV devices.
  • Gnome Videos (Totem), a free and open-source Media Player part of the GNOME desktop, via the grilo plugin.
  • upmpdcli, a free and open-source UPnP media renderer front end to MPD, the Music Player Daemon
  • upplay, a free and open-source basic UPnP audio control point for the Unix Desktop, based on Qt.
  • GUpnp-tools supplies a free and open-source GUI control point for AV devices, gupnp-av-cp.
  • GMediaRender, a UPnP™ media renderer for POSIX®-compliant systems, such as GNU/Linux® or UNIX®. It implements the server component that provides UPnP controllers a means to render media content (audio, video and images) from a UPnP media server.
  • GMRender-Resurrect, resource efficient UPnP/DLNA renderer, optimal for Raspberry Pi, CuBox or a general MediaServer. Fork of GMediaRenderer.[2]
  • Rhythmbox is an audio player with built-in UPnP/DLNA support, and can act as a UPnP client.

Microsoft Windows[edit]

  • foobar2000, an audio player, supports UPnP via a plugin.
  • WinDVD, is a commercial DVD-Video and video-files playback software for Windows.
  • Nero MediaHome, a commercial software package containing both a UPnP client and server supporting music and video playback.
  • MediaMonkey, free media player/tagger/editor with an UPnP/DLNA client and server.
  • JRiver Media Center, a media player/organizer with a DLNA/UPnP server, controller, and renderer, including conversion.
  • Wild Media Server, a media player/server with DLNA/UPnP capabilities.



Windows Phone[edit]


UPnP player/client hardware[edit]

  • PlayStation 3 Sony games console from home screen
  • PlayStation Vita Sony handheld games console from home screen
  • Sony TVs, DVD/Blu-ray Player, Google TV Box and Network Media Players with DLNA certification
  • Samsung smart TV
  • Panasonic Smart Viera TV
  • Philips [4] 4000,[5] 5000,[6] 6000,[7] 7000,[8] 8000 and [9] 9000 LCD-LED series with DLNA interface
  • Xbox One Microsoft games console with DLNA certification (After October 2014 Update)
  • Xtreamer Digital Media Players

UPnP control point hardware[edit]

UPnP media render hardware[edit]

See also[edit]


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