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DLNA will work with Wi-Fi Direct to stream media without a network

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DLNA will allow direct media streaming between devices by incorporating Wi-Fi Direct into it's interoperability guidelines.

DLNA Wi-Fi Direct
DLNA Wi-Fi Direct

Soon, you won't need a router for DLNA streaming — the Digital Living Network Alliance has added Wi-Fi Direct to its interoperability guidelines, allowing two wireless devices to connect directly to each other and stream music and movies between them. As an added bonus, only one of them has to adopt the latest standards because older gadgets treat a Wi-Fi Direct connection as a regular wireless network, which already works just fine for DLNA streaming. Although many devices can already stream directly using AirPlay or Bluetooth, it's nice to have options.