Free and streamlined utility for scanning your local area network for UPnP- and DLNA-enabled devices and their traffic with a mouse click
UPnP and DLNA are two different sets of networking protocols designed to make it as easy as possible for network devices to discover each other on a local area network.
Moreover, they make it simpler for UPnP- and DLNA-enabled devices to help their users share data, communicate and use entertainment services.
Analyze and debug UPnP and DLNA network traffic
There are however differences between the two standards, with DLNA being a limited form of the UPnP standard, with a lot fewer options and support for less number of media formats, but with some extra features like DRM-based copy protection.
UPnP Analyzer is a free and straightforward macOS application which helps you rapidly scan for and find any available UPnP and DLNA devices on your residential network.
Moreover, using the UPnP Analyzer application, you can also analyze network traffic for troubleshooting your UPnP and DLNA devices a lot easier and faster.
Find all connected Media Renderer devices on your network
Once launched on your Mac, UPnP Analyzer will advertise an M-SEARCH command to all alive devices on your network, and once it receives a “HTTP/1.1 200 OK” response from one of them, it will list it on the Console screen.
From there, you can select any response and view detailed service information for all logged entries by selecting them in the Console screen.
UPnP Analyzer also lists all Media Renderer devices found on your network in the sidebar after receiving all the needed service responses, under the “Media Renderer” tab.
If you require more detailed information on how to use this app and on what you should expect as correct service responses from your UPnP and DLNA networked devices, the developer also provides a detailed UPnP Analyzer user guide.
Smooth-running UPnP / DLNA network scanner and analyzer
Taking everything into consideration, UPnP Analyzer is the perfect utility to have in your Mac’s Applications folder if you have problems configuring and using UPnP and DLNA applications and devices.
It allows you to effortlessly analyze UPnP / DLNA network traffic to debug and fix any possible issues and to start enjoying your multimedia content.