How do I connect to DLNA® enabled devices (nearby devices)?

Your device can connect to and share media with DLNA® enabled devices, such as TVs and projectors. Your device can also connect to and play media from your device to DLNA enabled devices. The nearby devices (or Nearby devices tab) will not display if no devices are detected. You must also be connected to the same Wi-Fi® access point as the device you are attempting to access.

    This option may not be available on all devices. Please consult your device's user manual to verify that the option is available.  

  • Connecting to Nearby DLNA Devices

    There are several ways to connect to nearby devices and play media stored on those devices from your device. When you open a media app on your device, such as Gallery, Music, or Video, nearby devices will be displayed in their own tab. In the example below, we are accessing a DLNA device from the Gallery.

    1. From the Home screen, touch Apps  .
    2. Touch Settings .
    3. Touch Gallery  .
      Note: It may be necessary to touch Menu  > Scan for nearby devices.
    4. Touch a device in the list to browse its contents.



    5. Then touch an item to play it on your device.
  • Sharing from Your Device

    When you turn on File sharing, any device connected to the same Wi-Fi access point may be able to access and view the content you decide to share. This includes public Wi-Fi access points you may use at a coffee shop or a hotel. We recommend that you turn off File sharing when it is not in use.

    To connect to your device from other DLNA devices, turn on the sharing feature. You will receive a request when a nearby device recognizes that you have chosen to share content. Approve access by touching OK, or reject access by touching Cancel.

    1. From the Home screen, touch Apps  .
    2. Touch Settings .
    3. Touch Nearby devices  .
    4. Touch the slider  to turn Nearby devices on  . 

    The following options are available:

    • Touch Shared contents, and mark the media you want to share with other devices.
    • Touch Allowed devices to view devices you have approved access for. You can approve access for up to 10 devices. To remove access for a device, mark the device's checkbox and touch Delete.
    • Touch Denied devices to view devices you have rejected access for. If you decide you want to approve a device, mark the device's checkbox and touch Delete. The next time the device is in range, you will receive an access request again. Touch OK to approve access.
    • Touch Download to, and select the preferred storage location for media you download from other devices.
    • Touch Download from other devices to select how your device should handle requests to upload content from a remote device. Choose Always accept, Always ask (default), or Always reject.

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