How To Use Movies On Sony Xperia Z

How To Use Movies On Sony Xperia Z
How To Use Movies On Sony Xperia Z

Learn how to use the movies app on your Sony Xperia Z. Use the Movies application to play movies and other video content that youve saved on your phone. The Movies application also helps you get poster art, plot summaries, genre info, and director details for each movie. You can also play your movies on other devices that are connected to the same network.

Note: Videos taken with your phone camera are displayed in Album, not in Movies.

Overview of Movies

  1. All video categories available on your device.
  2. Browse all movies.
  3. Browse content on other connected DLNA Certified devices.
  4. Browse all TV shows.
  5. Manage video content from Video Unlimited.
  6. View menu options.

Note: Video Unlimited may not be available in all countries or regions.

Using Movies

To play a video in Movies

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon, then find and tap Movies.
  • Select a video category and browse to the video that you want to play.
  • Tap the video you want to select, then tap Play icon to play it.
  • To display or hide the controls, tap the screen.
  • To pause playing, tap Pause icon.
  • To rewind, drag the progress bar marker left. To fast forward, drag the progress bar marker right.

To play a video in full screen

  • When a video is playing, tap the screen to display the controls.
  • Tap Full screen icon.

Note: To play the video in its original size, tap Minimize screen icon.

To share a video

  • When a video is playing, tap Menu icon, then tap Share.
  • In the menu that opens, tap the application that you want to use to share the selected video, then follow the relevant steps to send it.

To get movie information manually

  • Make sure that your device has an active data connection.
  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon, then find and tap Movies.
  • Tap Menu icon, and then make sure that the Get video details checkbox is marked.
  • Open the Movies or TV shows tab and browse to the thumbnail of a file that you want to get information about.
  • Touch and hold the thumbnail for the video, then tap Search for info.
  • In the search field, enter keywords for the video, then tap the confirm key on the keyboard. All matches are displayed in a list.
  • Select a search result, then tap Done. The download of the information begins.

Note

  • You also get information about newly added videos automatically when the Movies application is opened and the Get video details checkbox is marked. Data transmission charges may apply.
  • If the downloaded information is not correct, tap and search again using different keywords.

To clear information about a video

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon, then find and tap Movies.
  • Select a video category and browse to the video that you want to edit.
  • Touch and hold the video thumbnail, then tap Clear info.

To play a video on an external 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 > Menu icon.
  • Tap Throw, and then select a device from the list.
  • Select the video that you want to play.

To change the sound settings while a video is playing

  • While a video is playing, tap the screen to display the controls.
  • Tap Menu icon, then tap Sound settings.
  • Mark the checkboxes for the sound settings that you want to activate.
  • When you’re finished, tap OK.

To delete a video

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon, then find and tap Movies.
  • Select a video category and browse to the video that you want to delete.
  • Touch and hold the video thumbnail, then tap Delete from the list that appears.
  • Tap Delete again to confirm.

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