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    Sharing content with DLNA Certified™ devices

    Arrow left Xperia C4 support overview

    You can view or play media content saved to your device on other devices such as, for example, a TV, or a computer. Such devices must be DLNA Certified™ by the Digital Living Network Alliance and all devices must be connected to the same ‎Wi-Fi network in order for content to be shared. You can also view or play content from other DLNA Certified™ devices on your device.

    After you set up the sharing of content between devices, you can, for example, listen to music files stored on your home computer from your device, or view photos taken with your device's camera on a large-screen TV.

    Playing files from DLNA Certified™ devices on your device

    When you play files from another DLNA Certified™ device on your device, this other device acts as a server. In other words, it shares content over a network. The server device must have its content sharing function enabled and give access permission to your device. It also must be connected to the same ‎Wi-Fi network as your device.

    To use your device to play a music track stored on another device

    1. Make sure that the device you want to share files with is connected to the same ‎Wi-Fi network as your device.
    2. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal, then find and tap Icn sony app music player.
    3. Tap Icn sony app calendar l, then tap Home network.
    4. Select a device from the list of connected devices.
    5. Browse the folders of the connected device and select the track that you want to play. Once selected, the track starts playing automatically.

    To play a shared video on your device

    1. Make sure the devices that you want to share files with are connected to the same ‎Wi-Fi network as your device.
    2. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal, then find and tap Video.
    3. Tap Icn sony app calendar l, then tap Home network.
    4. Select a device from the list of connected devices.
    5. Browse the folders of the connected device and select the video that you want to play.

    To view a shared photo on your device

    1. Make sure the devices that you want to share files with are connected to the same ‎Wi-Fi network as your device.
    2. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal, then find and tap Album.
    3. Tap Icn sony app calendar l, and then tap Home network.
    4. Select a device from the list of connected devices.
    5. Browse the folders of the connected device and select a photo to view it.

    Playing files from your device on DLNA Certified™ devices

    Before you can view or play media files from your device on other DLNA Certified™ devices, you must set up file sharing on your device. The devices that you share content with are called client devices. For example, a TV, computer or tablet can act as client devices. Your device works as a media server when it makes content available to client devices. When you set up file sharing on your device, you must also give access permission to client devices. After you do so, such devices appear as registered devices. Devices that are waiting for access permission are listed as pending devices.

    To set up file sharing with other DLNA Certified™ devices

    1. Connect your device to a ‎Wi-Fi network.
    2. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal, then find and tap Settings > Device connection > Media server.
    3. Drag the Share media slider to the right.
    4. Use your computer or other DLNA™ client devices on the same ‎Wi-Fi network to connect to your device.
    5. A notification appears in the status bar of your device. Open the notification and set access permissions for each client device attempting to connect to your device.

    Note

    The steps for accessing media on your device using a DLNA™ client differ between client devices. Refer to your client device User guide for more information. If your device is inaccessible to a client on the network, check if your ‎Wi-Fi network is working.

    Tip

    You can also access the Media server menu from certain applications like Music or Album by tapping Icn sony app calendar l, and then tapping Settings > Media server.

    To stop sharing files with other DLNA Certified™ devices

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Device connection > Media server.
    3. Drag the slider beside Share media to the left.

    To set access permissions for a pending device

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Device connection > Media server.
    3. Select a device from the Pending devices list.
    4. Select an access permission level.

    To change the name of a registered device

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Device connection > Media server.
    3. Select a device from the Registered devices list, then select Change name.
    4. Enter a new name for the device, then tap OK.

    To change the access level of a registered device

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Device connection > Media server.
    3. Select a device from the Registered devices list.
    4. Tap Change access level and select an option.

    To get help with sharing content with other DLNA Certified™ devices

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Device connection > Media server.
    3. Tap Icn sony key menu and then tap Help.

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