DLNA casting support would be super awesome to have on Roku.
Yes I am aware that Roku Media Player can play videos from a DLNA server. I am not talking about that. This is about DLNA casting, i.e. the Renderer described in this article: https://quantumwarp.com/kb/articles/80-android/750-dlna-streaming-miracast-casting-mhl-and-media-servers-explained
Why is DLNA casting important?
Well, DLNA casting allows users to play media that does not have a Roku channel yet. In other words, DLNA casting extends Roku beyond its own channel store.
Android-based solutions already have a huge advantage in its massive selection of apps. It is super important for Roku to add support to more content types. DLNA casting is an easy way to add support to a wide range of contents, without the cost of developing Roku-native apps.
For example, all top 3 video streaming apps in China supports DLNA casting (iQiYi, Youku, Tencent Video), yet none of them has a Roku channel. MiBox, a direct competitor to Roku products, supports DLNA casting, not to mention that apps for these video providers already exist on android devices. That is a huge competitive disadvantage to Roku, and IMHO it should be addressed ASAP.