How To Play Content From Sony Xperia Z On DLNA Certified Devices

How To Play Content From Sony Xperia Z On DLNA Certified Devices
How To Play Content From Sony Xperia Z On DLNA Certified Devices

Learn how to play content from your Sony Xperia Z 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.

How to set up file sharing with other DLNA Certified devices

  • Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network.
  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon, then find and tap Walkman icon.
  • Tap My music to open the music library.
  • Press Menu icon, then tap Media server.
  • To turn on the Share content function, drag the slider. File sharing device icon appears in the status bar. Your device can now work as a media server.
  • Connect your computer or other devices to the same Wi-Fi network as your device.
  • 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.
  • If you close the Media server view, the function stays running in the background.

How to stop sharing files with other DLNA Certified devices

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon, then find and tap Walkman icon.
  • Tap My music to open the music library.
  • Press Menu icon, then tap Media server.
  • Drag the slider to turn off the Share content function.

How to set access permissions for a pending device

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon, then find and tap Walkman icon.
  • Tap My music to open the music library.
  • Press Menu icon, then tap Media server.
  • Select a device from the Pending devices list.
  • Select an access permission level.

How to change the name of a registered device

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon, then find and tap Walkman icon.
  • Tap My music to open the music library.
  • Press Menu icon, then tap Media server.
  • Select a device from the Registered devices list, then select Change name.
  • Enter a new name for the device.

How to change the access level of a registered device

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon, then find and tap Walkman icon.
  • Tap My music to open the music library.
  • Press Menu icon, then tap Media server.
  • Select a device from the Registered devices list.
  • Tap Change access level and select an option.

How to get help about sharing content with other DLNA Certified devices

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon, then find and tap Walkman icon.
  • Tap My music to open the music library.
  • Press Menu icon, then tap Media server.
  • Tap ? help icon.

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