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    Sharing content with DLNA Certified™ devices

    You can view or play media content saved to your device on other devices such as a TV or a computer. These devices must be on the same wireless network and can be Sony TVs or speakers, or products that are DLNA Certified™ by the Digital Living Network Alliance. You can also view or play content from other DLNA Certified™ devices on your device.

    After you set up media sharing 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 music 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 Icn sony app music player.
    3. Drag the left edge of the Music home screen to the right, 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. Drag the left edge of the Video home screen to the right, then tap Devices.
    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. Drag the left edge of the Album home screen to the right, and tap Devices.
    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 > Xperia™ Connectivity > Media server.
    3. Drag the slider beside Share media 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 in the Music application by dragging the left edge of the Music home screen to the right, 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 > Xperia™ Connectivity > 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 > Xperia™ Connectivity > 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 > Xperia™ Connectivity > Media server.
    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.
    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.
    3. Tap Icn sony key menu and then tap Help.

    Displaying files on another device using Throw

    Using DLNA™ technology, you can push or “Throw” media content from your device to another device connected to the same ‎Wi-Fi®‎ network. The receiving device must be able to function as a Digital Media Renderer (DMR) device and play content received from your device. A TV that supports DLNA™ or a PC running Windows® 7 or later are examples of DMR devices.

    Note

    The steps for playing shared media may vary depending on the client device. Refer to the user guide of the DMR device for more information.

    Note

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

    To display photos or videos on a client device using Throw

    1. Make sure that you have correctly set up the DMR or DLNA™ client 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 and open the photos or videos that you want to view.
    5. Tap the screen to display the toolbar, then tap Icn sony actionmenu playon installed and select the device that you want to share your content with.
    6. To stop sharing the photo or video to a client device, tap Icn sony actionmenu playon connected and select Disconnect.

    Tip

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

    To play a music track on a client device using Throw

    1. Make sure that you have correctly set up the DMR or DLNA™ client 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 Icn sony app music player.
    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 client device to share your content with. The track starts playing on the device that you select.
    5. To disconnect from the client device, tap Icn sony actionmenu playon connected.
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