Video: DLNA Nokia Play To demoed on Nokia Lumia 710 (like AirPlay)

| March 25, 2012 | 23 Replies

DLNA is not new though the name doesn’t conjure up any obvious meaning, as say, Apple’s ‘AirPlay’  (requires Apple TV) where content from the phone can be played back on a compatible device (TV) wirelessly.

Nokia’s App, Play To became available  for Nokia Lumia this week. (Perhaps it should be called, PureStream? ;p)

With the “Play To” application for Nokia Lumia phones you can show pictures and videos wirelessly on other DLNA capable devices (TV’s, BlueRay players, Mediaplayer in Windows 7, etc…) connected to their network.

Future releases of the application are planned to also include support for music.

Please download the application and try it at home with a DLNA-capable device, then let us know if it worked or not (for example, by writing a review if it worked, or submitting a bug report if it doesn’t work).

Either way, we would like to know the type of router you were using, the make and model of the DLNA device (TV, Blu-Ray player, etc..) you were connecting to or trying to connect to.

Another piece of valuable information would be if your TV/Blu-Ray player was connected to the network via a cable or connected wirelessly.

Here’s a demo of that in action.  Connection seems quick and the controls look simple and responsive.


Hmm. I’d like to try that. I think my Acer is DLNA certified. Not sure what the set up will involve but I’ll give it a go.

Source WMPU Via ST

BTW, check this DLNA demo out from the N95. Ah N95. The days when no one knew what a smartphone was, except for possibly the select Nokia users.

This looks quite a cumbersome set up. But back then, we just accepted that smartphones need some smarts and are generally more complicated.

Now it’s a new invention by Apple. :p jk

Here’s Play To on Nokia C7

Cheers Juri for the tip.


Category: Applications, Nokia, Windows Phone

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