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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 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. Drag the left edge of the Album home screen to the right, and 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. 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.
    4. Connect your computer or other devices to the same ‎Wi-Fi‎ network as your device.
    5. A notification appears in the status bar of your device. Open the notification and set access permissions for each device.

    Note

    The instructions for setting up file sharing using DLNA™ differ depending on the client device. Refer to your client device User guide for more information. If the device cannot connect 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, Album or Video by dragging the left edge of the application’s home screen to the right 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.

    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 and render or play content received from your device. A TV with DLNA features or a PC running Windows® 7 or higher are examples of DMR devices.

    Note

    The settings for enabling the Digital Media Renderer may vary depending on the 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 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 and open the photos or videos that you want to view.
    5. Tap the screen to display the toolbar, then tap Icn sony key menu, then tap Throw, and select a DMR device that you want to share your content with. The selected content starts 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 Disconnect. The file stops playing on the DMR device but continues playing on your device.

    Tip

    You can also share a video from the Video application on your device by tapping the video, then tapping Icn sony key menu, then tap Throw.

    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 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 key menu, then tap Throw, 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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