Video: PhotoBeamer for Nokia Lumia (WP8)

| December 3, 2012 | 5 Replies

I was planning to demo the PhotoBeamer app after Ali posted about it but my schedule got a bit tight last week.


Fortunately, there’s already a video demo of PhotoBeamer, Nokia’s share on any screen photo app.

First up, installation is by the QR codes. Simple.

Next, go on and scan that QR Code with the app open. You’ll then see options to open albums. Without any set up, any special TV receiving devices, specific WiFi connections etc, your pictures will appear on the screen that was on PhotoBeamer.

It’s basically uploading your pictures but the swipe delay between photos feels like it’s a local over the air thing, as can be seen in the live demo below. Larger pictures may take a longer time to upload initially but once done, swiping is at a similar speed. You can only view the pictures, there’s no zooming in on a photo.


I’ll try and demo this myself.


Category: Lumia, Nokia

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  • stylinred

    looks lame

    • Benz


      Sure DLNA has videos and music too but this is pretty much a universal way to show your pictures anywhere.

      That reminds me that last summer was using a Sony stereo system with DLNA. The N8’s DLNA app worked really nicely. You could even zoom pics and videos were working too. But Lumia 800 only worked with pics as with videos Sony reported some error regarding the video format. Hope it’ll work with the 920… 🙂

    • Harangue

      How so? This has to be one of the easiest ways of sharing pics, from what I can tell without using it that is. Just go to a site that serves up the QR code, open the app on your phone, pick the photo, scan the tag and BAM it’s on the screen.

      No need for any cable, no need to save your pics to any machine you don’t want them on, just easy as it could be. Can’t wait to try this out myself, if only I had a WP8 device.

      • Just Visiting

        Stylinred thinks it’s lame because he has a 808, and this feature is primarily for the recent Lumia’s. He can’t use it, ergo his lame comment.

        Now, if this app could be used on the 808, he would probably think it was the next best thing to sliced bread 🙂

  • torpedu

    just bought a Lumia 920 (white) and i like that app, seems to may be useful sometime.