Even in the mobile space, sharing multi-media and content is becoming a trend that simply cannot be ignored. More and more users are expecting to video chat, watch streaming TV and having Netflix at their fingertips, wherever there is a 3G or 4G data connection. Novatel Wireless, which is a company best known for their mobile hotspot products, understands the demands, and their MiFi DLNA server has just received certification for sharing of digital media across a variety of platforms.
That means that the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA
) has approved the MiFi 2372 mobile hotspot for use in streaming media, with the MiFi DLNA Server residing on the device itself. It runs, of course, the MiFi OS as an application to provide simple, hassle-free media sharing. The MiFi DLNA Server enables users to browse, play and share movies, music and photos anywhere, anytime, on any DLNA-compatible device. Users can access their media stored on a microSDHC card inserted in the MiFi device, stream to their screen of choice, and enjoy.
This obviously will not work on MiFi devices that do not have such a card slot on them, but most of the newer models are outfitted with a memory card slot. The MiFi DLNA Server enables seamless access to digital content on DLNA-compatible DVD and Blu-ray players, game consoles, televisions, tablets, mobile devices, computers, audio video systems, digital frames, home theater devices and more, and makes it easy to share both user-generated and syndicated digital content without complicated configuration and without having to copy, move and synch media files on multiple devices.
We're hoping to hear that this support will be delivered to Novatel's future stable of MiFis as well, but nothing has been mentioned to that effect just yet.