Nokia Play To app streams movies from your phone wirelessly to your DLNA TV

Nokia Play To app streams movies from your phone wirelessly to your DLNA TV
Well, what do you know, Nokia devices with Symbian^3 on board are now able to enjoy hassle-free wireless media streaming from the phones to various DLNA gear, with the Nokia Play To beta app. The Nokia E6 is suspiciously missing from that list, though, maybe due to its screen size and resolution, but all other Symbian^3 devices can install it from Nokia Beta Labs.

It is not a full-blown DLNA solution, like Samsung's AllShare app for Android, for example, since you can't receive media to your phone, but for quickly watching an HD movie on your TV without all the cable hassles it does a fine job. Interestingly enough, the interface of the app is full-blown Symbian Anna, rounded icons and all, so the official OS update for Symbian^3 devices might be just around the corner.

Nokia Play To app streams movies from your phone wirelessly to your DLNA TV
Nokia Play To app streams movies from your phone wirelessly to your DLNA TV
Nokia Play To app streams movies from your phone wirelessly to your DLNA TV
Nokia Play To app streams movies from your phone wirelessly to your DLNA TV

As with all Wi-Fi streaming apps, the phone and DLNA gear, like TV or audio system, have to be connected to one and the same Wi-Fi network, preferably of the fastest variety possible. Otherwise you'll be waiting for a while for large high quality videos to start streaming, and look good in the process, for which Nokia Beta Labs gives a bit of warning, and also notes that the interface is not finalized. Watch Nokia Play To in action in the promo video below.

source: Nokia


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4 Comments

1. bluechrism unregistered

Saying this while not having a Symbian 3 device around to check this out, but Nokia used to have DNLA support on Symbian (I did on my N85) to play from DNLA sources. If this is still availiable in the OS or as an app then this completes the soultion for both playing and streaming DNLA media.

2. bluechrism unregistered

Also just thinking, along with Nokia Big screen for the devices with HDMI out, this helps increase the extent to which nokia phones can get media to TV at higher quality than their normal TV out solutions.

3. aries.phills

Posts: 160; Member since: May 17, 2011

This is cool, really.

5. chix017 unregistered

no link to download this??

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