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    Sharing Content with DLNA Certified™ Devices

    You can view or play media content saved to your device on other devices, like 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 using 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 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 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 Icn sony app movies or Icn sony app gallery.
    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 you want to play.

    To View a Shared Photo on Your Device

    1. Make sure the devices 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 gallery.
    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. Tap the slider beside Share media.
    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 dragging the left edge of the application’s homescreen to the right and then tapping Settings > Media server.

    To Stop Sharing Files With Other Home Network Devices

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

    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.

    Displaying Files on Another Device Using Cast

    Using DLNA™ technology, you can push 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.

    Tip

    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 Cast

    1. Make sure you have correctly set up the DMR or DLNA™ client device and 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. Swipe down the status bar with two fingers, then tap Icn sony cast and select the device you want to share your content with.
    6. To stop sharing the photo or video with the client device, tap Icn sony cast and then select Stop casting.

    Tip

    You may also see Google Cast devices shown on the list when tapping Icn sony cast.

    To Play a Music Track on a Client Device Using Cast

    1. Make sure you have correctly set up the DMR or DLNA™ client device and 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 cast 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 cast and then select Stop casting.

    Tip

    You may also see Google Cast devices shown on the list when tapping Icn sony cast.

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