The Rad PlayStation App provides support for streaming videos from a local network device leveraging the UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) protocol. There are several technologies that support the running of a UPnP server. For the sake of brevity, this page will link to help pages for the known supported servers on how to enable UPnP.
Note: If your server gives the option to enable DLNA or has it enabled by default, then your videos will already be able to be streamed to your PlayStation.
Plex does not enable DLNA support by default. Thus, videos will not be able to be streamed right away. For instructions on how to enable DLNA, check here.
Instructions for enabling DLNA/UPnP can be seen here.
Windows Media Server
Windows supports DLNA/UPnP servers as part of the OS. All that is required is to enable media streaming, see this walkthrough for more information.
Serviio supports DLNA/UPnP by default and can be found here.
Universal Media Server
Universal Media Server supports DLNA/UPnP by default and can be found here.
Accessing From Your PlayStation
Once DLNA/UPnP is enabled and your server is running, your content should be viewable within the library section of the application under the UPnP section. Currently, streaming media from a local server requires a Rad Premium account. For more information on upgrading to premium, please head here.
To ensure proper playback and to be able to support as many videos as possible, we recommend following our encoding guidelines found here: Media Encoding Guidelines
- Videos are susceptible to buffering issues over WiFi, we recommend hard-wiring your PlayStation and your UPnP server to the same network for optimal playback.