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    Sharing content with DLNA Certified™ devices

    Arrow left Xperia E3 Dual 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 play a shared track 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 WALKMAN.
    3. Select a device from the list of connected devices.
    4. Browse the folders of the connected device and select the track that you want to play. 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 Movies.
    3. Select a device from the list of connected devices.
    4. 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.
    3. Find and tap Album. All your available online albums and connected devices are displayed.
    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 Icn sony app music player.
    3. Tap Icn sony key menu, then tap Media server.
    4. To turn on the Share media function, drag the slider. Icn sony media server stat appears in the status bar. Your device can now work as a media server.
    5. Connect your computer or other devices to the same ‎Wi-Fi®‎ network as your device.
    6. A notification appears in the status bar of your device. Open the notification and set the relevant access permissions for other devices.

    Note

    The instructions described above may differ depending on the client devices used. Refer to your client device User guide for more information. If the device cannot connect, check that your ‎Wi-Fi®‎ network is working.

    Tip

    You can also access the Media server menu under Settings > Xperia™ Connectivity > Media server settings. If you close the Media server view, the file sharing function stays running in the background.

    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 > Xperia™ Connectivity > Media server settings.
    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 > Xperia™ Connectivity > Media server settings.
    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 > Xperia™ Connectivity > Media server settings.
    3. Select a device from the Registered devices list, then select Change name.
    4. Enter a new name for the device.

    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 > Xperia™ Connectivity > Media server settings.
    3. Select a device from the Registered devices list.
    4. Tap Change access level and select an option.

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

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Xperia™ Connectivity > Media server settings.
    3. Tap Icn sony menu help.

    Playing files on a Digital Media Renderer device

    Using DLNA™ technology, you can push media content saved on your device to another device connected to the same ‎Wi-Fi®‎ network. The other device must be able to function as a Digital Media Renderer (DMR) device, which means that it can render, or play, content received from your device. A DMR device can be, for example, a TV with DLNA function, or a PC running Windows® 7 or higher.

    Note

    The settings for enabling the Digital Media Renderer may vary depending on the device used. Refer to the user guide for the respective device for more detailed information.

    Note

    Content with Digital Rights Management (DRM) cannot be played on a Digital Media Renderer device using DLNA™ technology.

    To view photos or videos from your device on a DMR device

    1. Make sure that you have correctly set up the DMR device and that it is connected to the same ‎Wi-Fi®‎ network as your device.
    2. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    3. Find and tap Album.
    4. Browse to and open the file that you want to view.
    5. Tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap Icn sony actionmenu playon installed and select a DMR device to share your content with. The selected files start playing in chronological order on the device that you select.
    6. To disconnect from the DMR device, tap Icn sony actionmenu playon connected and select your device. The file stops playing on the DMR device but continues playing on your device.

    Tip

    You can also share a video from the Movies application on your device by tapping the video and then tapping Icn sony actionmenu playon installed.

    To play a music track from your device on a DMR device

    1. Make sure that you have correctly set up the DMR device and that it 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 WALKMAN.
    3. Select a music category and browse to the track that you want to share, then tap the track.
    4. Tap Icn sony actionmenu playon installed and select a DMR device to share your content with. The track plays automatically on the device that you select.
    5. To disconnect from the DMR device, tap Icn sony actionmenu playon connected and select your device. The track stops playing on the DMR device but continues playing on your device.

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