How To Share With DLNA On Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

How To Share With DLNA On Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
How To Share With DLNA On Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Learn how to share with DLNA on your Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.

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

  • Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network.
  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon, then find and tap Walkman icon.
  • Tap Menu icon, then tap Media server.
  • To turn on the Share media function, drag the slider. Vibrate 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.

Note: You can also access the Media server menu under Settings > Xperia Connectivity > Media server settings. If you close the Media server view, the file sharing function stays running in the background.

To stop sharing files with other DLNA Certified devices

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon.
  • Find and tap Settings > Xperia Connectivity > Media server settings.
  • Drag the slider beside Share media to the left.

To set access permissions for a pending device

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon.
  • Find and tap Settings > Xperia Connectivity > Media server settings.
  • 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.
  • Find and tap Settings > Xperia Connectivity > Media server settings.
  • 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.
  • Find and tap Settings > Xperia Connectivity > Media server settings.
  • 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 .
  • Find and tap Settings > Xperia Connectivity > Media server settings.
  • Tap ? icon.

Note: Refer here for more information on Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.

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