How To Share Content With DLNA Certified Devices On Sony Xperia Tablet Z

How To Share Content With DLNA Certified Devices On Sony Xperia Tablet Z
How To Share Content With DLNA Certified Devices On Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Learn how to share content with DLNA Certified devices on your Sony Xperia Tablet Z. 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

  • Make sure the devices that you want to share files with are connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your device.
  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon, then find and tap WALKMAN.
  • Tap My music to open the music library.
  • Select a device from the list of connected devices.
  • 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

  • Make sure the devices that you want to share files with are connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your device.
  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon, then find and tap Movies > Devices.
  • Select a device from the list of connected devices.
  • Browse the folders of the connected device and select the video that you want to play.

To view a shared photo on your device

  • Make sure the devices that you want to share files with are connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your device.
  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon.
  • Find and tap Album > My albums. All your available online albums and connected devices are displayed.
  • Select a device from the list of connected devices.
  • Browse the folders of the connected device and select a photo to view it.

Preparing to play content 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

  • 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. Media server 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. If the device cannot connect, check that your Wi-Fi network is working.
  • You can also access the Media server menu under Settings > More > Media server settings. If you close the Media server view, the function stays running in the background.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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