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MWC LIVE: Nokia releases public Beta of its Play To DLNA client for Windows Phone 8
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 26.02.13 - 15:23:16 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 21226x
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Talking about interaction with TVs, etc. and hot on the heels of the Mobile World Congress, Nokia has finally released another missing piece of software for Windows Phone 8 - it's DLNA client for Lumia which is simply calls "Play To" again. Play To allows to share photos, videos and music from a supported Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 phone to DLNA-capable devices over WiFi. This could be one of the new and connected smart TVs, a simple Windows laptop and/or desktop or a Microsoft XBox. Since this is just the first release for Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices, it's called a public Beta but in terms of functionality, it has the same functionality as the Play To application for Windows Phone 7 based Lumia smartphones.

At the moment, Play To for Windows Phone 8 requires a Nokia Lumia 920, Lumia 820, Lumia 822, Lumia 810 or Lumia 620; some of them with the latest firmware only.

While Play To works as a digital media streamer, doesn't yet work as a digital media server, so unfortunately it won't work with PS3. However, according to the Nokia's Beta site, the company plans to introduce this in some future release. Streaming of music is also limited to local content which is stored on the device.

Cheers ~ Arne

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