DLNA devices not shown in "Cast media to device"

Confirmed Issue #11633738 • Assigned to Chi O.


Strahil K.
Apr 12, 2017
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Since the Creators Update DLNA devices do not show in the Cast media to device menu. Clicking Find other kind of devices just takes me to Settings/Bluetooth & other devices, where my DLNA device is listed as connected.
Casting from Windows Media Player(Cast to Device) works.
Edit: I tried another machine with Miracast support and my TV did show up, but when connected I got the desktop extended on the TV. So it wasn’t using it like DLNA device like before the Creators Update. I like this new feature but it would be great to also have the old behavior since it was quite handy for my older non Miracast enabled devices.


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  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

    Changed Assigned To to “Venkat K.”

  • Changed Steps to Reproduce

  • Same issue. Updated to Creators update, lost ability cast to device from Edge browser. Until update everything vas functioning perfectly. Have to use Chromecast from Chrome until issue is fixed.

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Eric B.”

  • Same issue. After receiving Creators Update, Media casting thru Microsoft Edge is no longer functioning. My DLNA devices appear connected in settings, however, Edge doesn’t recognize any DLNA devices which worked perfectly prior to the update. I use the EDGE feature to provide multimedia instruction to Middle school students enrolled in afterschool programs. Please provide a solution ASAP. Thank you.

  • Same problem here, after creator update and a clean install.

  • I have the same problem. After the Windows 10 Creators update, the Cast media to device does not work on the microsoft edge browser. The TV connected to the network does not appear

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To from “Eric B.” to “Chi O.”

    Changed Status to “Confirmed”

  • Same here! I have gone back to anniversary update But sooner or later will have to update again. just an answer would be nice, is it a bug or done by design. This was a great feature!!

  • Same here… on 3 machines. This feature was the ONLY thing that made me consider changing from Chrome to Edge. Now it`s gone…so is Edge for me…

  • Same problem. My favorite feature of Edge browser is broken.

  • Same Issue, please fix.

  • Cast to Device feature does not show DLNA devices but tries to find mirro devices…bad

  • cast to Devise DLNA, lütfen eski haline getirin ve çalışsın , güncelleme sonrası TV yi görmüyor.

  • Same problem, after update from ISO.

  • My DLNA device ((Xbox One ???) shows up in Windows 10 Creators update in Settings | Devices, but is not found when attempting to use Edge’s ‘Cast media to device’ feature. I also discovered that the Xbox One is not a DLNA certified device.

  • Same issue after Win10 creators update.
    Cant select DLNA devices from Edge browser anymore to cat to…

  • Same issue. After Creators update. My dnla connected TV appears in Devices but does not appear Edge-cast to media.

  • Same issue. After Creators update. My dlna connected TV appears in Devices but does not appear Edge-cast to media.

  • In the Creators update selecting “Cast media to device” from Edge now opens a “CONNECT” action centre style side bar which only includes wireless display and audio devices.  My wired DLNA devices are no longer listed

  • Is “Chi O.” going to do something about it? Or is the solution to keeping on passing the Assigned status to the next MS employee ?

  • Agree with last post Chi O is the apprentice, makes the tea as well!!

  • That’s the whole problem; if you want to get things done, you need coffee !!

  • I had the same problem even before the Creators Update: Casting from Edge to DLNA devices did not work, while it was fine with Windows Media Player with any picture, audio or video file

  • Use Chrome and vget cast ! still works fine.

  • I don’t want to use any products of Google

  • Thought ‘Development’ meant moving forward, NOT Backwards!!

  • I got the same problem, all of the sudden, after some update i wasn’t aware of i noticed ‘Cast media to device’ from Edge no longer works.
    The ‘cast to’ from File Explorer still works

  • Same to me. It was a nice feature to have the coolest in the whole win 10 experience. Hope you guys find fix.

  • Add me to the list! Everything was fine before Creators Update. Casting from Media Player is a little flaky, but eventually works, however cannot cast at all now from Edge to Panasonic DVR connected via ethernet.

  • same problem however I am trying to cast to my xbox from edge. no good. I can however cast actual files. however, I am unable to connect to my Xbox One and cast current playing media on my display. I was able to do this before the update.

  • Same issue here - cast to device is not finding my hardwired SmartTV, although it is shown in DEVICES as connected. Until Creator’s Update it was working (well, not perfect - but working)

  • Same issue, No DLNA support for Edge is like removing features instead of adding new features to compete with other browsers…

  • Is there any progress on this issue? I have rolled back Creators Update on the advice of Microsoft help desk but do not want to upgrade again until this issue is fixed!

  • please get back dlna streaming

  • Does the entry above:
    “Chi O. ‎Apr‎ ‎21‎, ‎2017
    Changed Status to “Confirmed””
    mean that Microsoft has accepted there is a problem? Has anyone at Microsoft got access to DLNA tv, as the problem is so easy to verify??

  • Same question. Does ‘Confirmed’ mean that you have verified the bug and are working on a fix?

    This was the one thing I used in Edge ALL the time. Because I slid out of the Insider program for a while after Creator’s came down, I can not fall back to 1603 unless I clean install.

  • I went as far as the future fall update from the insider hub and this feature still was not working. Having gone back to 1607 by clean install I have not been offered the creators update yet so can only assume that it is still not ready for older devices.

  • Same problem. Windows Media Player works ok with dlna but edge keeps searching and finds nothing!

  • Count me to ! Have to move to Google Chrome to get back that casting ability.

  • Yeah- it works on Google Chrome with Vget, but NOT when I use VPN (It used to work fine with Edge even with the VPN fired up)

  • Still broken in Windows 10 Build 16215… Will this ever be fixed. My only reason for Edge. I held out hope, but soon I will just sell the Xbox and hook up a chromecast.

    How can it take you so long to fix a feature that worked all the way to Creator’s? Come on son.

  • Absolutly incredible in this day and age that one cannot stream to a DNLA device. We could do that with the previous version of Windows. Microsoft, let’s go and get on with the program. This is a basic functionality

  • Something definitely went wrong. None of DLNA devices working after creator updates. Only those with version 1607 computers are able to use the Edge to cast media to screen.

  • Same problem with me on my Samsung TV 32c6000 DLNA device! Before creators update all was fine and Microsoft Edge function cast to device work and discovered my TV. After the creators update Microsoft edge browser can not discover my TV!!! Now I need to use media server to connect my laptop to my tv!!! Please fix Microsoft edge browser to work like before the creators update!

  • Exact same problem. Now all it does is endless attempts to find miracast devices (without success, as my desktop PC doesn’t even have wireless capabilities). I miss the days when I could just cast videos in Edge to my DLNA-compatible TV.

  • Two Computers both Windows 10 and Cast to Device worked from Edge. After Creators Update neither worked from Edge. One worked from File Explorer.

  • Same problem, very frustrating. I did confirm that Chrome vget cast works - just past url into supplied Google box. Looks like MS wants us to buy new TVs instead. Not likely…

  • same thing after CUpdate no longer do I have dlna showing in “Cast to media” only Miramar.
    Get this back asap please !!!

  • As above, exactly the same, considering, for me, its a Microsoft Xbox One that is the DNLA device that I used to regularly use Windows 10 Edge’s 'Cast to device 'feature to stream web content to my TV from various devices both wired and wireless, its major step backwards. If this is a bug, please fix, if its a removal of functionality, please update the Xbox to be detected by the new cast to feature in Edge… Even after many cumulative updates it is not resolved, nor in many Insider fast ring builds… I have to keep a VMware image sat in a ‘pre-creators release build’ just so I can carry on using this feature.

  • Same issue for me, and actually this was an awesome feature that sold me into using windows 10 on all my devices, and my family’s devices, even the phones. So, please, make it work again…

  • There is still no respond for that PROBLEM by Microsoft? I don’t meat those “bots” in MS forums…

  • I have Microsoft’s Xbox One and Windows 10 but i’m using dlna app from android to connect my Xbox. Shame on you Microsoft. Bring back dlna!

  • Same issue sending to Panasonic DMR220. Come on MS, bring it back and let us know the status.

  • same issue with my samsung TV. used to work flawlessly before the update, now it doesn’t. come on MS, pls fix this issue.

  • I solved the problem by just using my Apple iPad with the Lightning Adapter to connect to my TV. After the Creators Up-date if the next major up-date is as bad, I’m going to solve Microsoft’s problems with an iMac.

  • LG 42LV375S-ZC worked as a DLNA render in 1607 but does not show up in Add Device in Windows 10 1703

  • Xbox One S is NOT listed in Edge, but IS listed in Film & TV app. I’d like to see this fixed in a cumulative but suspect we won’t see a fix until the Creators Fall Update.

  • Is this problem solved?
    Films & TV app works as before the CU but Edge doesn’t. Basically, Cast Media to Device option now makes the TV (or the DLNA display you want to cast to), a secondary display to WIndows, rather than casting just the media that Edge is showing to the display, as before that CU

  • Miracast is a piece of unnecessary shit. Return the DLNA cast in the EDGE!

  • Re: wayne r. 's comments on Jun 16, 2017

    I was among the odd 20% or so who still didn’t want to use Chrome. This issue did it for me. No more Edge, Chrome it is. Waited for too long an it doesn’t seem MS is giving a f**k about user frustration.

  • @Sam L., You mean that you can cast to a DLNA device from Chrome? How?
    Note: I hope you don’t mean casting to YouTube!

  • Re: George P.

    Did you read wayne r.’s comments he left on Jun 16, 2017?

    (Turned out it didn’t work for me though…)

  • Having waited to be offered creators update through the normal update procedure it was installed this morning, Cast to device from edge is still not a working feature of build 15063.483

  • That was my last run with Edge. Microsoft, as I like you, I offer some advice. If you want any chance in the new browser game, make a Webkit Edge, make it cross platform, and have it totally decoupled from the OS. You should have kept IE around until Edge was at feature parity with Chrome, but you HAVE to be on mobile too. Suck it up and use Webkit. I officially gave up on Edge when you broke THE ONE thing I used it for, which I have many comments in this thread about… Cast to Device.

  • Re Chi O. ‎Apr‎ ‎21‎, ‎2017
    Changed Status to “Confirmed””— Come on Chi O. I had a tortoise that worked quicker than this!!! We are not asking for anything new!! just a reinstatement of a facility used by many. Hope this is not the future of ‘Development’ What will we lose in the Creators ‘FAIL’ update due Oct/Nov 2017??

  • Oh, guess it’s not just me. I just started using this feature the other day, it was pretty nifty for a lot of web videos. I used to use Firefox extensions to download the videos and then use Windows Media Player streaming to cast them to DLNA devices, then I found that Edge would let me skip the download part. Until I updated with the Creator’s update today! WTF!

  • I used the cast from edge to follow my online university degree videos, now what ? Have i to cancel my education Microsoft ?

    DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, this is pointless, give us an easy rollback or something until you fix it.

  • Yeah! Come on Microsoft! Otherwise, this guy is going to have to cancel his education! Brilliant.

  • It was the only good thing about Edge. So fix it please!!!

  • This sucks! I only liked using EDGE for 1 reason, the CAST TO feature! Now it is gone because of this CREATORS UPDATE screw up! Please fix this! :-(

  • Please fix it! After Creator Update after clicking on Cast Media To Device My DLNA device does not show up on the list, so I can not stream media! PLEASE FIX!

  • It’s unbelievable that this has been “Confirmed” on April 20th but is still ongoing 3 MONTHS later? If I took this long to fix a problem I’d have been fired long ago.
    WHY no updates?

  • I got sick of looking for an answer to this CONFIRMED problem, so I did the next best thing, A ROLL BACK! Then I DEFERRED any updates till they FIX it! Now my DLNA device shows up and my CAST TO works perfectly as it did before.

  • The only good answer that I’ve found here, in this forum, is this:

    NOTE: Not as easy to use as the Edge used to be, but since this doesn’t work anymore and there is no sign/indication/hint from MS when/if this will ever be fixed, this is the only solution right now…


  • Thanks George P.

    I will give that a shot this evening.

  • I also hope everyone is clicking the ‘Me Too’ button in the top right. If not, the complaints are all on deaf ears.

    IF this bug is only causing a problem for 51 people, I doubt it gets fixed. WE know it is a problem with the Creator’s build, but Microsoft is looking at numbers and every Edge quirk above this one will probably be dealt with first.

    This issue is also spread out over a TON of Windows Insider posts. Since so many people describe the same bug slightly different, none of them are voted up higher than a 1000 people or so.

  • Unbelievable - see:

    It clearly states the following:

    Cast your content
    Simply cast your media to devices that support DLNA or Miracast. Select “More Actions” and then "Cast Media to Device".

    The people at Microsoft obviously don’t talk to each other

  • Bob, it is unbelievable that they can have an article like that up where the instructions are not even available (even in the latest build). I give up on Microsoft.

    For everyone that cars, I went to the latest Insider Build and it is still broken, so it seems like this behavior will remain from Creator’s until whenever enough people try Edge to report this bug, so probably never.

    I’m going to play with the Chrome plugin mentioned above and may just grab a Chromecast and call it a day.

  • Be aware! when you install Chrome it is allowed through the windows 10 firewall at installation, however when you add vget cast and controller they can be blocked with no notification from the system. my own remedy was to return the firewall to its default settings and then re allow chrome into the allowed programs with the apps installed, I only have Chrome above and beyond default so this works for me.

  • Same Issue, please fix in Fall Creators Update

  • Well, I rolled back the CREATORS UPDATE to a previous version of the OS. Then I get a notification to INSTALL available updates, which I did (my mistake) I figured Microsoft surely fixed this ERROR, THEY DIDN’T! No CAST TO feature again! So I rolled back AGAIN (and gave my reason why I was going back as “Because the CREATORS UPDATE WAS SHIT!”)

    This time I ignored the little reminders to UPDATE & SHUTDOWN on the left side bar was annoying the shit out of me.

    So I went on a hunt for a workaround and found the wushowhide.diagcab Windows Update Show Hide tool. and chose to hide the option to install Feature update to Windows 10 version 1703

    Rebooted and no more NAGGING REMINDERS to install their failed build!

    It is working well now the CAS TO feature is back and all good no thanks Microsoft.

    I hope this helps some or all of you.

    Ron Freda

  • same issue after updating to WIN10 ver.1703 (OS build 15063.483)

    why is that happening?! no remedy(

  • Finally got Windows 10 Creators Update today on my nice custom-built PC. Was very happy. But then I discovered this issue. :’( Fix it Microsoft, please!

  • So, I hopped back into Insider, since the Fall update is near final. I will hop back out during the window where the build is 'RTM’…

    Bad news is that this isn’t fixed in the latest build, so I doubt it is any type of a priority. I do hope that they have accomplished their goal of getting Edge to a point where it can be updated separately from the OS. I wouldn’t count on it.

    Edge is still crap compared to Chrome in this build too… The way it is handling web apps and pinning is horrible.

  • Just adding my voice to Microsoft asking for a fix for this please.

  • It is utterly farcical that this is still outstanding in August. It’s blatantly not being working on by anyone at all.

  • I think the only purpose this thread serves is to allow people to vent their anger at this feature being removed rather than giving grief to other microsoft websites. I am moving on.

  • Microsoft fucked everything …fucking bunch of losers …keep removing features every other week… fuck them

  • It would be nice if Microsoft update every issue thread at least once per month with some progress information. It has been assigned to somebody so maybe it should be of that person responsibility. Even “we will not support this feature anymore” is better than saying nothing for months.

  • Same issue and totally agree with Eduard D.!!!

  • My laptop is a’ll messed up since the creators build release. Same DNLA issues. Edge and mail hang and take forever to open. Everything use to work great. No problems at all prior. Many personal settings and configurations taken over and altered. Just amazed this was released.

  • Same problem. There is a reason I kept 4 out of 5 PCs running Windows 7.

  • How unprofessional irresponsible from Microsoft?, looks like they have abandoned their testing team, release half cooked product and let users test for them, how ridiculous ?

  • Microsoft is really screwing up everything. Xbox one s lost the function to snap (PIP) which was a huge plus for me and a major factor in purchasing the fucking piece of shit that it is now and no longer able to cast to device through the WINDOWS FUCKING EDGE browser. What else is next? Go fuck yourselves Microsoft. Why the fuck would you even consider removing these features?

  • Same Issue, please fix in Fall Creators Update

  • 75 Users - DLNA devices not shown in "Cast media to device". Sep 5, 2017
    Microsoft - √√

  • Just adding my voice to Microsoft asking for a fix for this, please.
    I had to go back using Chrome (with an extension) for getting around this issue.

  • Can cast from Windows Media Player to my Marantz M-CR603, but not from Edge - CONNECT fails to show dnla device. Why?

  • Unbelievable… so since Microsoft destroyed this feature in Edge for streaming web directly via Edge in Windows 10 to DLNA devices, including their own Xbox One… (and not fixed even in the newest insider builds for next Fall Creators update), one workaround for me was to use Edge on the Xbox One to access the web media and view it directly, albeit really painful to sign in, select and view full screen with a ‘TV/Media remote’ it was workable… Now Microsoft have broken it on the most recent Xbox One update!! Streaming video in Xbox Edge randomly after 5-10 minutes just drops back to the Xbox One home, no errors, Edge just quits…
    So back to installing Chrome and the VGet extensions which is working flawlessly, which was a pain to get working, but no where near as frustrating as it has now become with Edge on Windows 10 and Xbox One…
    Please Microsoft, publically come clean on your intention or fix these issues!

  • Hi,
    It seems the problem known for 6 months. Nothing has changed. This is an urgent problem of Windows 10 after creators update.Microsoft should change the name “creators corrupt the system update”

  • The creators update is total SHIT!!!

    However there is a WORKAROUND (kinda) if you want to take the many hours to implement it.

    You must DL this “wushowhide.diagcab” and hide the update for “Feature update to Windows 10, version 1703”

    It works for me and I have my “CAST TO DEVICE” (My DLNA) Feature working again.

    My Panasonic VIERA is not the problem and I’ve tried every supposed FIX and WORKAROUND imaginable, trust me this is the ONLY working FIX there is!!!

    I hope this helps,

    Ron Freda
    cyberspyder ‘AT’ gmail.com

  • Same problem here. This was the one and only feature I used in Edge, and now it’s broken. MS, if you want me to use Edge, you need to fix my ability to cast media from Edge to my Xbox One.

    Seriously, how do you break the ability to cast from YOUR SOFTWARE to YOUR HARDWARE?

  • You need to fix this. We’re paying customers. You sold us a product that came with a suite of features listed in your product description. That product no longer functions as it was advertised. Do you want a class action lawsuit? I would advise you restore functionality of DLNA casting as you have now alienated a large chunk of users who used the feature. I would have found other means if I thought it was not part of the operating system.

  • It’s FCU and this issue is still not fixed. FFS MS

  • The solution at this point is only one… use other browsers to cast using Chromecast. Sorry to say it but apparently Microsoft does not interest to fix this… Google view only Chromecast and Microsoft only Miracast and the situation remain frozen… leaving users to change browser… INEVITABLY.

  • Just updated to Autumn (In UK ) Creators Update and still no Cast to DLNA supported in Edge. I guess it must be a company decision not to include it anymore?

  • yes, its still the same in the final Fall update, and still the same in the new Insider build 17017…shame, though video streaming is now working again directly in Edge in the new Xbox One update, though will have to keep Chrome & VGet installed on the W10 client.

  • The last update to 1709 did not solve the problem, the DLNA devices are not visible in the edge. Although they promised that it would be corrected. For whom are we writing all this here?

  • I suggest that everyone who has posted here or fund this page in search for a solution report the issue via the "Feedback Hub". I am just in the process of doing that for every W10 PC in the house.

  • Ohh - and include a link to this page.

  • AcaClone S. - It HAS been reported via the Feedback Hub - THAT’s the reason it’s HERE!!

  • Bob T: Sure it has, but since they have not fixed it it appears they need a few reminders.

  • Seems a common issue, but same occurring for me, has anyone heard whether this has been fixed in the Fall Creators update?

  • Mick m. - please read above comments from Richard B. and Paul W.
    I wonder if Microsoft’s “Edge Team” still exists?
    They’re not very good, are they… or have they just given up?

  • No, still broke in Fall Creator’s.

    Again, I actually used Edge for this. Just buy a Chromecast like I did and leave Edge forever. I have tried over 10 times to like this browser. I’m done.

    Talking here is talking to no one.

  • Anyone know how to set up a ‘private feedback hub’ ? My idea is that Microsoft could log in to it then I could IGNORE THEM !!!

  • Concequently of this issue in addition to issues with updating I have upgraded one PC from W10 to Lubuntu.

  • Microsoft has finally given oficial word for this matter. Not a possitive one :/

    Thanks for providing feedback on Microsoft Edge! We’ve seen feedback that when you choose “cast media to device” from the actions menu, the pane that appears only shows wireless displays, and does not show DLNA devices as expected.

    The cause for this is that the media casting functionality built into Edge has been removed. The closest alternative functionality is that you can show Edge on a wireless display, so we kept the “cast media to device” menu option and caused it to open the system panel for connecting to a wireless display. This panel does not show DLNA devices, by design. Some people are seeing the list of wireless displays and believe that DLNA devices are missing due to a bug, when in fact casting to DLNA from Edge is simply not supported any more. We apologize for any confusion this has caused.

  • Good ole MS just yielded to Google Chrome! !! Use VGET as an add on to chrome and DNLA support is back!!!

  • so MS confirms the functionality is removed ??? either they’re a bunch of idiots or they’re a bunch of morons, BIG bladdy morons.

  • by the way Alan M. thanks for the tip, VGET works flawlessly in Chrome, i am now able to cast succesfully to my samsung TV, much appreciated.

  • MS fuck users again.

  • Excellent. Only Microsoft can afford to remove a feature that has been successfully used by tens of millions of people, and which is supported by hundreds of millions of devices. As if there was nothing. Thanks to everybody, you’re free.

  • I went back to anniversary build in August and then used wushowhide to block kb4013214 privacy reviews without which you will not be offered creators update but still get all the important security updates. I still have cast to device from edge until Microsoft change the goalposts again.

  • The big question is "Why did they remove this feature!?!?!?". Licensing issues? Copyright issues? Why?

    I can somewhat cast from Edge to my Roku, but it sends the entire screen and not just the video, and man does it stutter when playing videos, even when setting the video to full screen (not sure if it’s because the Roku can’t handle it, or Edge is causing the stutter, but it isn’t worth the effort).

  • Dirk B. - I’ve also been wondering whether the reason is just switch from own(Edge specific) implementation to the general one, or politics - streaming providers not being happy that their apps are getting bypassed. If the second, then even if a pluggin is made, MS will nuke it.
    About the stutter - it’s annoying the hell outta me!!! It makes the current casting completely useless for videos - the very reason I open this issue.

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Status from “Confirmed”

    Changed Assigned To to “Eric B.”

  • @Dirk B. Why would somebody remove a good feature? Nobody would do that, only if money are somehow involved. Then it gives sense. Maybe they wanted to increase sales of Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter with this. Who knows.

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To from “Eric B.” to “Chi O.”

    Changed Status to “Confirmed”

  • Try searching streaming on your pc and turn on your media streaming. I think the update defaulted it as turned off. Worked for me.

  • there is no option on my pc where I can turn streaming on…

  • Looks Like “Chi O” and “Eric B” are playing ping-pong with this instead of sorting the problem, Or is this just 'Passing the Buck’!!!

  • I thought I’d found a reason to use edge!

    Oh wait its broken… or maybe removed either way I’m sticking with chrome

  • unbelievable Long List of SO CALLED FAUX PAS(SES) by MS.

    but really, tell me why are you doin so?

    so many good Things in the last years, but now you are on the way to put the greatest lack of “PEOPLE LIKE MS IMAGE” you´ve done in your history. believe it or not, you will see it in the near future what went wrong…

    and then your efforts are for a “"” dustbin “"”

    bad bad bad

    and one tip, go back to Basics and stop the INCONSISTENCE IN OS “WIN 10” otherwise YOUR EFFORT TO MAKE “ONE CORE GREAT!” will fail.

    you are not listening to your customers on so many Basics, and i am with you since more than 25 years…

    believe it or not

    tears comin writing These lines


  • The Thing is that everything is not answered or scriptioned in the right way.

    With eyes on this dlna - no go faux pas:

    A simple " YOU HAVE TO PAY 4 IT NOW , USE OR WIRELESS DISPLAY ADAPTER " or something like that would´ve been 1000 times better in " A REAL DIALOGUE " with your customers.

    best regards

  • wonder does Edge team even know about this conversation here or are they stored some concrete box some far far away place and do not now how they MUST do things in this world?

  • Laurie, I have a strong theory that we only talk to MS bots on this site. Our frustration is probably some part of a deep learning experiment.

  • This was my favorite feature of Edge. So, I’m now using Chrome. Way to go MS! Reported April, Now September. Android phone next too I guess.

  • Same problem. Lost connection to my Harmon-Kardon home theatre system via Edge. Still shows connection on Devices, and Troubleshooter was no help. I suspect this is a DRM issue and MS will not fix it. Be nice if they gave us a heads up.

  • Well, finally succumbed and allowed Creators Update to install. Edge “cast” to my DLNA TV worked fine but that no longer exists. That has now been replaced with the windows “connect” option which probably explains the full desktop cast in a previous post.
    The TV shows up in Settings>Devices>Bluetooth and other Devices but NOT in “Connect” and not in the “connect search” What is the point of having a “found” device that you cannot connect to it???

  • Same problem. Please bring this feature back.

  • Microsoft developer David R wrote at Feedback-Hub:
    “Thanks for providing feedback on Microsoft Edge! We’ve seen feedback that when you choose “cast media to device” from the actions menu, the pane that appears only shows wireless displays, and does not show DLNA devices as expected.
    The cause for this is that the media casting functionality built into Edge has been removed. The closest alternative functionality is that you can show Edge on a wireless display, so we kept the “cast media to device” menu option and caused it to open the system panel for connecting to a wireless display. This panel does not show DLNA devices, by design. Some people are seeing the list of wireless displays and believe that DLNA devices are missing due to a bug, when in fact casting to DLNA from Edge is simply not supported any more. We apologize for any confusion this has caused.”

    Source: https://aka.ms/E0o5s5 (Feedback-Hub germany)

  • Such an answer is just stupid.
    Instead of listening to customers MS is taking decisions that drive them further away.
    So stupid!

  • Wow, Thanks for the Info Dirk F. but if you had waited another 11 days to pass on this info, Then it would have been a WHOLE 8 MONTHS wasted on this issue. Some of us have better things to do rather than try to sort out a bug which turns out to be a secret policy decision. Also an explanation of why this useful feature was sneakily removed would be welcome!!

  • I can cast to my XBox One from Windows File Explorer but casting from MS Edge no longer works.

  • Installed build 14393.1884 today and “cast media to device” stopped working. I have wasted some hours starting and restarting my PC and my TV without success. Reading the comment from Dirk F. fills me with a burning hatred for Microsoft. The functionality “has been removed” ??? What the FUCK?

  • I’m on build 14393.1914 and cast to device from edge is still working, it has only been removed on the fall update and creators update.

  • Does 14393.1914 include Cast to DNLA devices from Edge?

  • Yes I cast to my lg tv from edge just the same as when it was first introduced, Build 14393.1914 is simply the latest version of anniversary update. I did explain earlier in this thread Oct 27th.

  • Thanks for the clarification Mick r. I got it into my head (wrongly) that you were on a newer build than the 1709 release and thought God had decided to put DLNA casting back in!!

  • so unless Microsoft reverse this decision, our only option when using Creators/Fall edition is to use Chrome & VGet extension, though does pose the question that now its no longer embedded in Edge, can it be added as an extension like chrome does? Looking through the MS Store for extensions I don’t see anything as yet, whether MS can release it as an extension, or the writer of VGet convert it for Edge, or someone creates one… that would be a nice Xmas present!

  • I only made the comment because of Derrick E’s post, Cast to device from edge should be working fine on build 14393.1884. He should check his network settings and streaming settings in windows media player.

  • Finally caved in and let creators update install on my PC.
    Edge NO LONGER CASTS embedded videos in a web page . That is a complete misnomer.
    The only option is to “connect” an extended desktop to TV using miracast, move the web page to the extended desktop then use the full screen option to view the video.

    Plus side: the video is much more stable and gives a better resolution than the PC.


    1. The Cast option in Edge is ‘not a cast’ option.
    2. The sound is dedicated to the extended screen so if you view a video news story on the PC the sound is also sent to the extended screen making it impossible to hear.
    3. You can no longer control playback/pause etc. from the handset.
    4. The TV has to have input changed to HDMI when using Microsoft miracast adapter (extra cost @ €50).
    5. Cast a picture or music to the TV and that is all that is needed.

    Please bring back the Original cast option to Edge so my wife can view her programs while I continue to use my PC!

  • I was happy watching YouTube videos on my TV casting them directly from my PC Edge browser. And it took months for me to understand why this feature is not working anymore :)
    Dear Microsoft, please, bring this feature back!!!

  • I have subscribed to a streaming service for a number of sports for several years and used to Cast to my Sony Bravia TV perfectly. Spending several months trying to work out why it wasn’t working any more was incredibly annoying and now, to discover that Microsoft have decided to discontinue this popular feature is ridiculous! …and then to “apologize for any confusion” is simply an insult!

  • I’d mostly given up with looking at Edge casting but was reminded of it today by an updated Edge showing me "What’s new and tips", and cast to DLNA is still listed as a feature!!

  • Yes Richard it’s one of the reasons people on this thread are so angry about the features removal.

  • I think a major part of the problem is that Microsoft themselves have no clue as to what’s going on which is why they’ve invented this story of the feature being missing "by design".
    They initially “Confirmed” that the issue existed, assigned it to several people who obviously didn’t bother doing their jobs and eventually tried to say the missing feature was intentional. All this DESPITE issuing documentation to say “cast to DNLA” IS a feature of Edge. I wonder if Bill Gates knows his once-great innovative company has been left to go down the toilet?

  • I have ben using windows 10 for about a year. I preferred windows 7 but had to move on. The one feature I liked was the Cast to Device for my TV in Edge which now it seems is gone due to the update. And I am told Edge is not as secure as Firefox which had a major update and is much faster. So back to Firefox and honestly loosing interest in Windows as a whole.

  • As previously posted I blocked creators update by hiding kb4013214 all was well until yesterday when I was updated to the latest fall build, I could roll back and then block the feature update but hell why bother I may as well just move to other means.

  • since I update my window 10, cast media to device in Microsoft edge unable to detect unable to detect my DLNA device ( sony bravia smart tv ). Media player work fine… Please HELP ME…

  • Do we know if this issue has been fixed. I have old onkyo receiver which is DLNA compliant I cant cast on to it anymore

  • Same issue. Updated to Creators update, lost ability cast to device from Edge browser, the only reason I use Edge today. I currently use IE for everything else but may have to look at chrome.

  • Hey guys, I posted in the feedback hub "Bring back DLNA casting to Edge". Maybe if we get enough “upvotes” MS might bring it back, or not. But it’s worth a try!

  • Until you bring this feature back… Edge is dead to me!!! The longer I have to wait for a feature I could get on a $100 of hardware from Amazon, the less confidence I have in your existence in the next 10 years.

  • Same here. i miss this feature. No reason for me to use Edge anymore.

  • So, seriously - Apple is facing law suits over removing capabilities of originally sold goods (see i.e. https://www.dpreview.com/news/0653901175/apple-facing-several-lawsuits-over-intentional-iphone-throttling).
    Is Microsoft not doing the same here - removing capabilities of the originally marketed and/or sold goods? So, are some law suits or goods return requests not in place?
    Inspiration for the US subscribers here!

  • Please bring back DLNA casting capability to Edge!

    Microsoft is removing capabilities of the originally marketed goods isn’t it? Bring back DLNA casting capability to Edge soon please

  • I don’t think anyone at Microsoft is looking at these comments.

  • I am also having this issue with finding DLNA devices after installing the Windows 10 Creators Update.

  • Hi everyone - thank you for all of the feedback and for your patience on our response.

    As background, Edge relies on media components in Windows to provide casting. After following up with the Media team, we found that DLNA has been abandoned industry-wide in favor of Miracast. In addition, the Edge DLNA implementation had several issues with the heuristics used to find the video element on the web page to cast (e.g. it may pick an ad instead of the main video that you want to watch), whereas Miracast supports streaming the entire screen so the user can decide what to put into full-screen. 

    We are currently evaluating restoring the DLNA functionality on specific sites like YouTube where the heuristic was known to work
    due to your feedback, but do not currently have a commitment or timeline to share.

  • DLNA is far from abandoned. You probably don’t hear everyone talking about it working because it’s a baseline expectation, like you expect your car to start. I use DLNA pretty much daily, along with many other people I know - and I have yet to see anyone successfully use miracast. And that doesn’t even touch the issue of unreliability of wireless protocols compared to wired. If your media team told you that DLNA should be removed, you should remove your media team.

  • Buy a new device and stuff the actual users who have real working (ie not needing replacing) devices like TV’s etc. seems to be the basis of Microsoft’s reply. Its not only youtube but many of the online and catchup TV sites around the world as well as the likes of Netflix and other movie channels all USEDTO benefit from Edge’s DNLA capability. Or we could all just use Google Chrome and Vget!!!

  • Charles M. please let me understand why there is the need to reduce restoring DLNA functionality on that specific sites that have no issue with heuristic: if for sites that fail with heuristic you cast to DLNA and an ad is forwarded instead the wanted video no one die and at least there is a probability to succeed for some sites more than that few ones belonging to a short list (if you ban sites surely there’s no such success probability at all, the strategy you described sound like a non-sense). I have 3 devices and for all them I’m blocking the creators update for this reason. I also have 2 MS_display_adapter but miracast quality is really bad compared to the real file playing via DLNA (and with a tiny windows tablet I have the miracast coding stutters). Please restore Cast2DLNA as it was, thanks!

  • So, did anyone start that lawsuit yet - MS failing to deliver what has been marketed?
    Only sensible excuse from MS I can think of is that they are working on the ability to select DLNA for output for all media running on the OS - that should have been part of the OS since the birth of DLNA.

  • After the departure of Steve Ballmer from his post in Microsoft the company is more dead than alive! Some years there is no advertising their best smartphones Lumia. The latest models of 2015-2016 (Lumia 950 / 650) are outdated and would need a lot now, but the company refused from advertising and from their production. Stupid two-year experiments with Skype and DLNA only prove the death of the company. Microsoft flew on the clouds to God…

  • Reluctantly installed Chrome for this kind of tasks. It’s crazy that even us, Edge supporters, have to do that.

    Does Microsoft realize they are now in a challenger position when it comes to browsers? They should do more, not less…

  • We can celebrate first birthday of this bug in about two weeks, which is really embarrassing from my point of view. :(

    Someone knows if this issue gets fixed within next mayor update in April?

    Hope dies last.

  • It has been already said that they had to take it down and it’s no longer supported, so don’t know why this is still alive :)

  • Torben, you might have missed some less-publicized news. It looks like homegroup and UPNP is missing from the latest insider updates of windows. I’m betting the Edge team is just trying to delay long enough to make it to general release of that version so they can claim that the support isn’t in windows any more. Apparently this is all part of their push to force people into using their cloud solutions, no matter how poorly they fit the need.

  • Happy birthday dear missing functionality!
    I long since moved away from Microsoft products, step by step… who needs DLNA when you can buy a 20+ meters long HDMI cable?

  • The excuse for dropping this really useful facility seems to be that sometimes only the adverts were displayed, but I would guess if the adverts DIDN’T appear then advertisers would be upset and maybe affect the Microsoft income stream- so maybe that is the real reason!!

  • Installed April Update yesterday, low and behold Edge is still advertising DLNA as a feature. It’s not so bad DLNA is missing (well it is really, as it’s a feature I miss), but saying it is there and not being there must come under some sort of Trade Descriptions Act?

  • Yes Richard, same here. Although I don’t see Microsoft responding to our comments or acting on them I think the only Authority that has the muscle and maybe the will to give them a shove is the EU courts who seem to have great success in sorting out these American Giants!!

  • If I find an mp3 in file explorer I can cast to device, but not from edge. I suspect that is because it is just a wireless speaker with no display. I’d ask to change that requirement because it’d be nice to listen to music videos.

  • Looks like they deprecated the world’s most commonly used media casting open standard to sell their dongles. Good going Microsoft!!!

  • What dongles?

  • So I can Cast To Device an MP4 but I cannot Cast To Device YouTube content from Edge…very dissapointing.

  • As far as i am into this Problem and personal Angerment ( i am angry with that bad behaviour ) i could say that there will be no fix, because it´s no bug, neither in the os itself nor in Edge.

    The just cut it off!!!

    Problem is our list and countless others are soo Long and People like me and you are very disappointed and MICROSOFT itself is the creator of DLNA STANDARD.

    So what makes this Special is that they are not able to say" Buy our “Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter” and everything is fine again.

    So People ( above ) who bought a Chromecast had better bought a MWDA!

    I don´t understand this way of behaviour and the list of several small / big things like these will be a bad bad bad Publicity for Microsoft and this will break and Change the rules Maybe someday. The other competitors are not sleeping!

    Hope somebody brings MS ( don´t think i am not Aware that some great Things are brought to us from you MS / i am a Steady customer ( private / Business for About 24 years now ) and Satya Nadellas Crews back to consiousness cauz otherwise People will not believe in you anymore and this means for the future ;;; ALL EFFORTS MEAN NOTHING CAUZ NOBODY WANTS TO WORK WITH YOU ! ! ! OR TRUST IN YOU ! ! !

  • https://www.microsoft.com/accessories/en-us/products/adapters/wireless-display-adapter-2/p3q-00001

    Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Miracast® Technology

    Easily connect

    The Wireless Display Adapter uses Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Miracast® technology, so you’re not limited to certain apps or content streaming; you can display everything from your device on an HDTV or monitor.

    OKAY IT´s NOT MS OWN STANDARD DLNA it´s the one from the other guzys, aite ;-) BUT one Thing said to this great Adapter is it Needs no wlan to bring two devices or even more together. it connects two devices directly so it´s a completely different way compared to the Chromecast which MUST HAVE WLAN CONNECTION ! ! ! That said all People should understand that Google has no real wireless Adapter cauz it Needs WLAN ! ! !

  • HOLY CRAP I THINK I FOUND THE FIX! When I went into devices and looked at everything that was there. Just by chance, I clicked on an icon that started with the word DESKTOP and some numbers and letters. Now my Samsung smart tv shows up in cast to devices again. I hope this can be of help. Thanks Microsoft…not

  • Hi Ronald, what version of Windows 10 are running as I can’t find ‘Desktop…’ anywhere and I am running Win10 pro 1803. Also was ‘Desktop…’ in ‘Device Manager’ or 'Devices and Printers’?

  • I also didn’t find any “Desktop…” in device manager.

  • Going to guess at the unclear repro at best. “Desktop” is the default machine name prefix for SMB naming of Windows machines, I believe. (note the ‘followed by numbers’ comment) I’d guess the suggestion is to navigate to Device Manager > Right Click (MachineName) > Scan for new devices. Without repro of the ‘shows up again to cast’ steps, Id suggest this a red herring. MS would make changes at the API level, not just hide access, IMHO, as a former MS STE.

  • In regard to my last post, I meant All settings>Devices. You should find it there.

  • nop, there is nothing 🤔

  • Here’s my stab at the repro steps:

    Open the Settings app - there are several ways but one way to be sure is to click the Window icon in the lower left, then hover your mouse over the “gear” and after a few seconds the word “Settings” appears - click that to open "Windows Settings".

    From there select "Devices". At the top of the page should be the title "Bluetooth & other devices".

    Look down below that title and you should see the subtitle "Other devices".

    Below other devices I suppose is where the word "Desktop and some numbers and letters".

    But that doesn’t fix the issue for me as I can still see my XBox listed in that sections and I still cannot cast to it. (Well, I’m not able to test right now but I’m guessing it still doesn’t work.)

  • To clarify: "… then hover your mouse over the “gear” and after a few seconds the word “Settings” appears - click that to open “Windows Settings".”

    You don’t have to wait for the word “Settings” to appear, I’m just suggesting you wait to be sure it is what I’m asking you to click.

    I’m assuming a moderately low level of familiarity with Windows. (I used to be a tech support person.)

  • Grrr… wish I could edit my previous comments…

    More clarification: The gear I’m referring to is about 2 icons above the “Window” icon you’d first click in the lower left corner of your screen.

  • type ‘devmgmt.msc’ from a command prompt (aka Device Manager) this gives the only non-techie approach I know to see the virtual device list. Head there to enable ‘show hidden devices’ from the view menu there (it requires a documented ENV var to have it stick). Virtual devices, such as the Xbox driver, or a Samsung TV, etc, will show under ‘Software Devices’ in the left-hand treeview node, when expanded…at least I have never found one elsewhere, since everything in the hidden list with the word ‘Enumerator’ is a separate virtual device responsible for getting a list of enumerators or devices when asked. Even ‘Bluetooth’ itself is just a named protected enumerator. ‘View > Properties’ of each shown node item gives file level driver paths and versions. Handy for debugging what an update just did, or rolling back to a driver that worked a minute ago.

    So lets imagine we all see our devices in device manager just fine… the place I am blocked is with context sensitive menu selections for the initiating cast action in the form of a magic appearing menu item. I can cast just fine…to my Samsung Color printer!! but alas not my Samsung Color TV (that I enjoyed during the brief access to the unrestricted APIs.) If one were to restrict anything on purpose it might pseudocode like this “If after discovery, if mediatype supports [insert however they identify the items Sony, et. al. are afraid of], then do not show play menu actions for DLNA Casts” Sorry if Im way off track, I haven’t had my head in virtual device driver code in 20yrs; but I did make a living grey-box testing the ears off my devs. Have a fantastic day all.

  • Having Your TV on that list does not mean anything cause casting to DLNA device (aka TV) works with Movies & TV app and for that reason this device still is on the list. Just Edge does not let You pick that 😒

  • This issue is becoming very confusing. It started out as "DLNA devices not shown in “Cast media to device"” - which was correct at the time. Progressive updates from MS has changed the original problem. We can now SEE DLNA devices but EDGE is not capable of sending video to them. For confused people, simply use Edge to view a YouTube video and then try to cast it to your TV. DLNA devices are now visible but Edge will not cast video to them. MS appears to have ignored or “forgotten” the problem, or re-designated it as a "feature". They certainly are not reading this thread anymore. RIP Microsoft…

  • Did you even read the problem?

    The problem is not about turning computer into DLNA server, which is still easy as you can right click a media file and cast it to a DLNA TV, but about using edge to cast Youtube media to directly to DLNA TVs, without having the need to download and save the media first. This feature was available in past versions of Edge.

    Why is it not working anymore, and if it was supposed to stop working, why was it deprecated without any notification?

  • Thanks for the correction, Rooh R…
    You’re very right.
    I read but misunderstood the problem.

    Unfortunately the question remains.

    I’ll get my ancient voodoo-doll from the attic and will name it "Bill Gates". ;)

  • To clarify, this functionality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sfcf0mt3m-A

  • I fix the problem with a free virtual machine (VirtualBox)
    Just install the first windows10.iso (before anniversary update) and my TV is visible now on virtual box.
    Also i can cast video from youtube.
    Vcast from Google Chrome cannot play youtube videos.
    Don’t need nothing cracked. Also you sould disable the updates on virtual box win10.

  • LMAO!!! How is that a fix? That isn’t even a band-aid. Is this seamless experience that Microsoft is developing for us? /Shake-my-head

  • It’s just makes me so angry about microsoft, fucking around with users like that 😡 … yes I used bad word, get over with that as you get over with that DLNA ISSUE.
    What disturbs me most is that there is no reasonable explaination why this BEST feature of edge was removed? 🤔

  • So I solved the problem for me.
    I’m not from the Microsoft developing.
    You have to learn some things about the virtual machine how it works.
    On virtual machine Install the first version 1511 and through it will run the edge as before.
    Just try it. I thin it isn’t unlawful or prohibited. If this is forbidden, please delete my comments.

  • The most stupid Thing is that it´s croos platform no-go although it´s been explained to qwork fine on all platform and all Windows / in all Windows Devices, no matter if ´t´s the still supported Windows 10 MOBILE PLATFORM / Windows Phone or the pc Armada 😉 SAD SAD SAD and absoluteley silly Things to be statened. Another superb fauxpax only on the mobile platform is that the Dialog is shot out of the config menue, there´s no more button like we all have in Edge on other devices. That means even if i have the Microsoft pendant to Chromecast i will not get to my Monitors or tv´s or whatever have the dlna function.

    One Point more it´s a double Fauxpas because Edge Browser should not only support dlna ( MICROSOFT PATENTED WIRELESS TECHNIQUE which is much more better than MIRACAST ) but also MIRACAST as used in the Chromecast Devices.


  • OK - Enough is enough. I’m unsubscribing and intend on using as few Microsoft products as possible. I can’t abide pompous, ignorant companies. Come back and run it properly Bill :-)

  • @ Mike F. from file Explorer in your case means from any harddisk in your Network / Home Network or PC HARDDISK you can cast everything to any media devices which support dlna. This is possible since you have your Windows media Player Sharing Options turned on. To find them you have to go to ADVANCED STREAMING OPTIONS which you find in your Network Option Menue, where you make decisions specifically to home or public Network.

    So you can ( of course you can " People Ready Business ^^ " ) stream not only mp3 but also any Kind of movie or Video which is supported by your device !

  • It´s also possible the other way round , so if you Maybe Have a BluRayPlayer with DLNA you can use your Windows PC as an elegant MEDIA SERVER for PICTURES , MUSIC and VIDEOS of all Kind!

    Long live the Windows Media Player Sharing Capability.

    there´s no Need for any third Party app!

  • I’ve moved on from this issue quite some time ago, I would be very surprised if Microsoft would ever give a fuck about it anymore. I used for some time a very long hdmi cable, which actually works just fine, but lately, I am using the best solution ever: Steam Link.
    It is an AWESOME product, I bought it when it was on sale couple of months ago, and using link and controller now I can connect to my pc, run everything on it from a couple of rooms away and watch everything on my big tv. I really recommend this solution, it works flawlessly.
    I can provide more details about the setup if anyone is interested.

  • Lucian , i would appreciate to get some Details on your adviced Steam Link product.

    Would be very nice to hear from you, just send me an email.


  • Well, what it odd is actually that this should never have been an Edge only feature, this should be a Windows feature - to select any DLNA device on the LAN as output for sound from any software running on the PC - out of the box, no additional software installed.

  • Apos D., what are you going on about? So, you fixed it by not using it? How is that even a fix? I really hope that you are being sarcastic there.

    You are just avoiding the problem, not fixing it. Stop calling it a fix.

  • I’m telling you a temporary solution until the microsoft fix it.
    Ok. I don’t fix it but with this trick i can streaming online video + youtube from my laptop to TV.

  • In regards to the solution involving Steam Link (https://store.steampowered.com/app/353380/Steam_Link/), here is the short setup:

    • have a local network in your house (either wireless or wired),
    • have tv and computer connected to the same LAN
    • install Steam on computer (https://store.steampowered.com/about/), and create an account
    • connect Steam Link to a TV in another room
    • connect mouse/keyboard/Steam Controller (https://store.steampowered.com/app/353370/Steam_Controller/) to the Steam Link device
    • switch the tv to the HDMI where Steam Link is connected, connect to your PC which should get very quickly discovered
    • it should start in the Full Interface mode, just go in the top right corner and select Exit Big Picture mode
    • you have full access to your PC, to watch streams, listed to music, play games, do office stuff…

    I am very happy with this solution, as it doesn’t involve the intelligence of the TV, which can vary in general (meaning the DLNA support), and also, it doesn’t depend on Windows features… It also works with multiple computers in the house. As soon as you connect to a PC, the audio is automatically moved from PC to TV.

  • Apos D. Finally!!! Yes, this is not a fix. Now go look at your first post, and how you had mentioned that this was a fix. Stop misleading people.

  • Rooh Sorry if i misleading you. I don’t speak English very well.
    I hope you have to try my temporary solution and congratulate me.

  • Sorry to sound like a stuck record :-), latest Windows Update to 1809 still advertises Edge casting to DLNA but still doesn’t work. Can Microsoft Technical converse with Microsoft Documentation or whoever? to let them know DLNA is not! a feature of Edge anymore

  • yes, no change in 1809, I have now completely bypassed the Microsoft involvement, my TV is a Samsung, and I am now casting web pages directly to the TV using my smartphone and an app “Video & TV Cast” & a Samsung TV app (TV Cast), it works using an inbuilt browser in the app, and allows me to cast video from local, network and web sites direct to the TV, no longer any requirement for my Xbox, Windows Edge, Chrome/VGet, to be on also, streaming once started the phone can be closed down etc… Happy with this 'workaround’…

  • Fuck that shit edge, I bought miracast tongle for my tv …

  • Yes, forget about this DLNA in ME, it will not be more. )))))

  • While I sympathise with all the people bemoaning the lost ability to cast video to TV’s, I would just like to ask if anyone, particularly Microsoft, has ever heard of internet radio? Much less demanding than video, the ability to stream high quality music from radio stations all over the world from my PC (upstairs) to my hi-fi (downstairs) through a DLNA CD/Network Streaming Player, was a real joy and justified the high cost of the recently purchased player. Now Microsoft has snatched this away, without apology, any real explanation, or even advance warning. When I click on “Cast media to device” Microsoft really maximises the inconvenience caused, by failing to explain why an operation that worked before doesn’t anymore. This has caused me to waste hours tinkering with all kinds of settings trying to fix a problem which I assumed was particular to my PC.
    The feeble excuse that “DLNA has been abandoned industry-wide in favor of Miracast” is ludicrous, because even if manufacturers were no longer selling DLNA network streaming devices (not true, just look on Amazon), there must be millions of such devices in existence. Good quality audio equipment lasts for decades (look on E-bay for 1980’s hi-fi still selling for good money) and Miracast was only introduced in 2012. DLNA has been around much longer.

  • In a previous post - Charles M. ‎Jan‎ ‎11‎, ‎2018 Microsoft Edge Team - Charles M told us "Edge relies on media components in Windows to provide casting. After following up with the Media team, we found that DLNA has been abandoned industry-wide in favor of Miracast. In addition, the Edge DLNA implementation had several issues with the heuristics used to find the video element on the web page to cast (e.g. it may pick an ad instead of the main video that you want to watch), whereas Miracast supports streaming the entire screen so the user can decide what to put into full-screen. "

    First, as others have commented, I question the validity of "DLNA has been abandoned industry-wide in favor of Miracast". DLNA works fine for casting music, pictures and videos direct from explorer in windows 10 so it is a “Windows Media Component” which works very well and clearly has not been “abandoned” by Microsoft.

    Second: the stated problem of “several issues with the heuristics used to find the video element on the web page to cast” can easily be solved by removing the casting from the menu to the “right click” on the required element. No Problem. Alternatively, if selected from main menu, ASK user to click on the required element when there are more than one possibility or only offer to cast when a castable element is in focus.

    Miracast, which I actually have, has a 2 serious inconveniences. Main gripes: Miracast does not cast - it creates an extended desktop on the TV which you can move your web browser, or single tab, into then adjust how you want to watch. The sound also is taken with the “Cast” as with DLNA however unlike DLNA the PC cannot independently output sounds from web browsing etc. to the PC or earphones. I am limited to soundless web browsing (including Youtube videos) while my wife views her program on the TV which is disagreeable after enjoying DLNA.

    Edge DOES NOT CAST and should not be advertised as a feature. Windows 10 casts (to Miracast) an extended desktop which you can move or open a browser in. You can open any browser in this way so that is no longer a feature of Edge. In fact projecting an extended desktop is a much more stable and faster connection than opening it in Edge.

    UPnP on which DLNA is based is very far from being ABANDONED and Miracast is a very poor substitute for DLNA.

  • Thanks Mike B but I think you are wasting your breath. Either No-One is Listening or No-One is at home at Microsoft !!!

  • I wonder how we can force microsoft to listen us? 🤔

  • Any updates on casting?

  • Yes. The “update” is called the $50 Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter.


    And that is the reason why Microsoft is not listening. Why would Microsoft allow users cast for free, when Apple and Android users have to pay for this!? Sad, but true.

  • Yes I agree. This is a money scam. Because if it was able to do something working by sofware and coding (and it worked very good ) its money cheating to make a device which you have to buy to do the same thing instead of just using the built in codes. Im a littlebit disapointed that nobody with programing skils didnt managed to do a reverse code for edge to make it work again.

  • Actually this wireless “hdmi cable” does not have same features AT ALL. We NEED the cast to dlna functionality back to Edge. Hopefully this new open chromium edge browser has this. (Will it be open? I mean it is on github 🤔)

  • Actually this wireless “hdmi cable” does not have same features AT ALL. We NEED the cast to dlna functionality back to Edge. Hopefully this new open chromium edge browser has this. (Will it be open? I mean it is on github 🤔)

  • Actually this wireless “hdmi cable” does not have same features AT ALL. We NEED the cast to dlna functionality back to Edge. Hopefully this new open chromium edge browser has this. (Will it be open? I mean it is on github 🤔)

  • Woops, sorry about posting 3x, on mobile (edge) it didn’t seemt to post so I pressed 3x before refreshing page 😕

  • You mean the microsoft wireless adapter has not the features? because the cast to dlna in the edge was pretty good and stable. I heard a lot of complains that the adapter is not worth it with poor connection and casting the whole screen in stead off just the media.

  • I have been upset for 2 years with this issue until now. I “solved” the problem by buying Google Chromecast3 and using Google Chrome instead of Edge. After setting up Google Home a new button “Display on another screen” appears in Chrome. I won! Edge is dead for me forever.

  • OK Edge media casting is back with the developer version check it out. https://www.microsoftedgeinsider.com/en-us/download

  • Did you actually test/try it out or just see this in the ‘what’s new’ info?
    Looking at the developer version, its not the same. Its a Chromium based version of Edge, so installing it on my insider W10 build 18894 to compare with latest insider build of Windows Edge side by side with the new Edge Insider Dev version.
    The Cast Media to Device option is still there but opens like Chrome and lists only my Google Chromecast, still no DLNA devices out of the box… no Xbox, no TVs etc.

    Even trying to do it the same way using Google Chrome though, enabling non-Microsoft store extensions, and then using installing the chrome web store to add the vGet DLNA Cast extension installs ok but you also need the vGet Cast App (DLNA Controller) which fails as Edge does not support such… so nope, currently even the new Edge developer version does not seem to permit casting to DLNA devices… shame.

  • Wish I can say this is a real shocker… Can’t though! Before the Windows 10 Creators Update, been using Edge and casting to DLNA supported TVs. Was beautiful, however then Microsoft Edge development thought that just be nice to simplify and only support Miracast. Hey… let’s make people buy modern Windows 10 built PCs and Tablets to Cast in Edge now!

    Been waiting so patiently, but all this time and we haven’t been heard yet.

  • I’m also using Edge Insider since a while (https://www.microsoftedgeinsider.com/en-us/) and the casting ability is back as mentioned by Arpad. Works with my TV without any problem, but I also hear you on the fact that it won’t work with all devices. Unfortunately, and the silence of MS on this thread is the proof for that, you shouldn’t expect any more update to the old Edge. Now it will be just about the Chromium-powered Edge since it is in intensive testing and should be part of the 20H1 Windows 10 update as the new default browser…

  • Antoine E., I already hate the Chromium-powered Edge and I will be change it for something else: “new” Edge hasn’t “Set aside tabs for later” or URL-prefix “read:” :(

  • @Alexander G, not even to beta yet, so I wouldn’t worry about it. I’m sure those features will be introduced eventually.

  • Agree. After second look into it seems that this is not working in the same way that firstly introduced version which was working properly and connecting to my TV without any external device. This sees just my TV with connected chromecast. So thumbs down for this feature. Although prety satisfied with the overall performance off the browser it seems a good step to the right direction.

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