Samsung: From AllShare to SmartView: Media Streaming Made Easy

Samsung AllShare (also known as AllShare Play) was one of the first application platforms that offered the possibility to play media from any computer or other devices on the television from the smartphone or digital camera. AllShare was an add-on feature available on select Smart TVs from Samsung, record players Blu-ray, yeshome theater systems, Galaxy S mobile phones, Galaxy Tab tablets, laptops and certain digital cameras and camcorders. It allowed other devices, such as televisions, computers, and mobile devices, to access and share photos, videos, and even music with each other streamed over any Internet connection.

AllShare worked with all devices connected to your internet router. When he was on the road, he could use AllShare with his mobile device over the Internet.


The DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) is the technology organization that created the standards for connected devices and streaming media throughout the home. AllShare was an extension of DLNA connectivity. All devices using the AllShare platform were DLNA certified in at least one category, and some in multiple categories.

Let’s see the benefits that each product obtains from its different certifications DLNA and how DLNA hace the products AllShare work together.

Samsung Smart TVs

Samsung included AllShare in its smart TVs through two capabilities.

  • Digital Media Player (DMP): Smart TVs could play media content from computers, NAS drives, and other media servers on the home network. You could access media content by accessing the TV’s Media Share or AllShare menu, and then selecting the media server and the photo, movie, or music file you wanted to play.
  • Digital Media Renderer (DMR): The TV appeared in the menu of a digital media controller as a device that played the media you sent to it. In the AllShare ecosystem, the TV could be controlled by Galaxy S or Galaxy Tab phones, or by a camera or camcorder.

To play compatible media on a Samsung TV, you would select a video or music file or a playlist, and then choose the smart TV as the player. The music or movie would automatically start playing on the TV once loaded. To run a slideshow slideshow on the television, several photos were chosen and selected the TV to show them.

Galaxy S phones, Galaxy Tab, Wi-Fi enabled digital cameras and digital camcorders

Samsung AllShare also worked with select smartphones Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab tablets, toyes as with some other smartphones and tablets that used the Android operating system.

AllShare functionality came preloaded in mobile products Samsung, what made the products Samsung galaxy in the heart of AllShare. With its multiple certifications dlna -Mobile Digital Media certification Controller in particular – could move digital media from one device to another. They could play media from computers and servers multimedia on their screens or send photos, movies and music to Samsung TVs and other players multimediadigital (network players/streamers and other DLNA certified products on your network). Users could also download and save wireless other movies, music and photos on their phones. And, in addition, you can load your videos and images in a drive NAS supported.

The different DLNA certifications allow a large number of functionalities:

Mobile Digital Media Server (MDMS): With a Galaxy S phone, you could take photos and videos, create voice recordings, download music, and save it all to your phone or digital camcorder. Digital media server certification ensured that the phone would appear as a source (media server) in the menu of an AllShare TV, Blu-ray Disc player, or laptop. From that menu, the desired photo, video or recording was selected from the list of media saved on the phone.

Mobile Digital Media Controller (MDMC): The phone’s AllShare app allowed you to choose to Play a file from another server to another player through my phone. Then you could choose the source of the media, its destination (DMR), and play it. The phone played the driver, displaying your media lists, then sending it to where you wanted it to play.

Mobile digital media player (MDMP): The AllShare app allowed you to choose media saved on your computer or media servers, and play it on your phone.

Mobile digital media renderer (MDMR): Your phone has been recognized as a renderer on other digital media controller devices, allowing an AllShare-enabled driver to send files for you to view or listen to on your phone.

Mobile digital media uploader and downloader: When playing media from a media server on the network, the file could be uploaded and saved to a Galaxy S phone. This option allowed the file to be accessed even if you left home. In this way, you could take your music and saved photos, as well as save a movie if you wanted to finish watching it after leaving home.

samsung laptops

Samsung AllShare also worked with laptops Samsung And some others. Windows 7 and Windows Media Player 12sare compatible with dlna with software that can act as a server, player, controller or renderer. In addition, Samsung added its software AllShare, “Easy Content Share”to make it easier for other AllShare devices to find the content multimedia of your laptop.

Windows 7 and Windows Media Player could be used to share multimedia content, but first you had to set the shared folders to public or shared so that other computers and devices could find them.

Digital Media Server (DMS) Support: Media files stored in your shared or public folders could be viewed and were accessible by players, controllers, and renderers on your home network. You could easily play any of your media files stored on your TV, Blu-ray Disc player, Galaxy Tab or Galaxy S phone.

Digital Media Player (DMP) Compatibility: With Windows Media Player 11 and 12, AllShare automatically discovered and listed media files on other digital media servers on your home network so you could play them, as long as the files were compatible with playback.

Digital Media Controller (DMC) supportNote: Windows 7 had a Play To feature. You could right-click on a media file and choose Play To. A list of available media players appeared. Next, you selected the digital media renderer—the TV, laptop, Galaxy Tab, or Galaxy S phone—that you wanted to play the file on.

Digital Media Renderer (DMR) support: Windows 7 computers configured for file sharing would appear as digital media renderers on a digital media controller device or on another computer running version 11 or 12 of Windows Media Player. From your smartphone, digital camera or camcorder, you could choose a media file and play it on your laptop.

What happened to Samsung AllShare?

Using DLNA as a starting point, Samsung AllShare toExpanded the reach of shared digital media content across multiple home theater devices, PCs and mobiles. Samsung has pulled AllShare, however, and has merged its features into “smarter” platforms; the first was samsunglink, followed by SmartView.

Based on DLNA, AllShare and Link, Samsung SmartView it is an app-centric platform that encompasses everything Samsung AllShare and Link did. The difference is that it does it with more speed, a more user-friendly interface and other improvements,

SmartView also allows users to control and manage all settings and content access features of a Samsung Smart TV using a compatible smartphone.

Samsung SmartView is compatible with the following devices, including many that were also compatible with AllShare and Samsung Link. Just download and install the new SmartView app and follow the setup instructions for your devices.

Samsung AllShare
Samsung AllShare

Samsung Smart TV Model Series

  • 2011: LED/LCD, D7000 and above; plasma, D8000 and higher
  • 2012: LED/LCD, ES7500 and above; plasma, E8000 and above
  • 2013: LED/LCD, F4500 and above (except F9000 and above); plasma, F5500 and higher
  • 2014: LED/LCD, H4500/5500 and above (except H6003/103/153/201/203)
  • 2015: LED/LCD, J4500, J5500 and higher (except J6203)
  • 2016: K4300, K5300, and higher
  • SmartView is also compatible with most Samsung Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc players via SmartView-enabled TVs
  • 2017 to present: All Samsung Smart TVs

Mobile (includes Samsung Galaxy and other brand devices)

  • Android OS 4.1 and higher
  • iOS 7.0 and higher

Desktop and laptop computers

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (supports 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems)
  • CPUs: Intel Pentium 1.8GHz and higher processor (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz or higher)
  • RAM: at least 2GB
  • VGA: 1024 x 768, 32-bit or higher

The final result

If you have a smarttv, disc player blu-ray, tolder Samsung mobile phone or computer that has AllShare or samsunglink, it may or may not still work. However, if you don’t, in many cases you can install Samsung SmartView and not just get back what you lovede AllShare or Linkbut expand your options with remote control and other enhancements.

The SmartView app is available through Samsung Apps for TVs, Google Play app stores, and iTunes for mobile devices (apps Galaxy for Samsung smartphones) and through Microsoft for PC.

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