Twonky App Streams Web Media from Tablet to Player

Apple has AirPlay, but the rest of the world has DLNA. The folks behind one of the more popular DLNA media servers, TwonkyServer, also have a neat little product called TwonkyBeam. TwonkyBeam is an add-on for Internet Explorer and Firefox that allows you to stream web video, audio and images from the browser directly to DLNA players on the network. Now TwonkyBeam is available as an app for mobile devices. You can send individual bits of content or create playlists that will continue to stream while you browse. Unfortunately, as is increasingly true of mobile devices and apps, the TwonkyBeam app does not support Flash content.

PacketVideo have released Twonky Beam Browser app that enables you to beam videos from an iPad or Android tablet to any connected device in your home network. With the app you can control videoplayback and volume and add videos to a queue for streaming.



  • I don’t mean to come off as a

    I don’t mean to come off as a jerk, but it’s “DLNA” – not DNLA.  I appreciate all that you guys do.  Keep up the great work!

    • Thanks for pointing it out. I

      Thanks for pointing it out. I don’t know why, but that is one of those acronyms that always gives me fits, although usually I will get right at least once and realize my goof. The other acronym that always gets me: HDCP –> HDPC? What?

      • No worries. I was in the

        No worries. I was in the military for 8 years working in IT. You talk about being overwhelmed with acronyms! I’ve fouled up my fair shair over the years.  Good article nonetheless.

      • I can never keep DLNA right

        I can never keep DLNA right the first time either 🙂