Emby Server is a fantastic media server solution with client apps for iOS, Android, Windows and many others platforms. You can use it to store and manage your personal music, video and photo collections and then access it from any of the client apps (it was one of the featured media solutions in my Windows 10 book).
Obviously a great devices for consuming your media is the Xbox One and thanks to the Xbox’s new UWP support Emby is coming to the Xbox One.
The app has the same features as it does on the other platforms so you can watch live TV via your server, stream music, watch videos and manage your collection. The app has been approved by Microsoft and will be in the store soon.
I am really pleased to see Emby hit the Xbox One, it is a great media platform and this is the final piece of the puzzle for a complete whole home solution.
- Emby automatically converts your media on-the-fly to play on any device.
- Emby organizes your media into an elegant display with artwork, rich metadata and related content.
- Easily share your media with friends and family.
- Rich parental control and management features allow you to easily control access for your entire family.
- Stream your cloud-synced media (with installed cloud sync providers)
- Watch Live TV and manage your DVR (with installed live tv provider)
Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of TheDigitalLifestyle.com tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.