I have a GQ85QN95A, which is connected to the network by Wifi and ethernet. I keep noticing strange things:
1) when it uses ethernet, I am able to access a file share on my PC as input source , but the TV shows as "offline" in the SmartThings app
2) when it uses Wifi, the SmartThings app can control the TV, but the share is unavailable
3) if I plug in the ethernet cable, both work for a while
4) eventually the app stopps working again
Now, I'm not exactly using that app, but as it seems, the smart home integration (ioBroker) apparently fails as well.
Does anybody have an idea how to fix that and make both the app and th eshare access available?
Thanks for your post, but unless I'm mistaken, it's not about streaming. I don't want to stream content, I want to access content that's stored elsewhere.
And anyway, it's not my problem that it doesn't work in general, it just doesn't work using Wifi. Or rather it works, but the stupid app doesn't work via ethernet. (How is that actually possible?)
It's media content. But streaming means to me that I have to change rooms to go to my PC to select the content, start the stream and maybe even control the streaming. I don't need that, I'm better off with the current solution.
Excuse me, but which issue are you trying to solve? That I can access media content on my PC when using Wifi? Wifi is by all means the inferior method to ethernet and it's the wrong way to tune a system in such a way that high-bandwidth data transfer is done using a relatively low through-put Wifi network taht's shared by multiple devices instead of a Gigabit ethernet over a switch.
The solution should rather be to get SmartThings and home integration working over ethernet.
(I did enable DLNA for my TV on WMP, though, but it wasn't detected by the TV.)
I prefer wired as much as I can. The thing is that the app appears to work with wired, but eventually stops working. I then unplug and replug the cable and it's all good again. Which is weird. If I can stabilize that, I have my issues solved. Reverting to Wifi just introduces other instabilities and, removes the ability to use the share as a source. WMP wasn't recognized by the TV even though I explicitely permitted access for the TV.