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Tips & Tricks

If you want to get the max out of your Xperia phone then check out Xperia tips page.


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DLNA is a standard for sharing digital content between devices like your phone and TV. Using DLNA you can for example display pictures stored on your phone on your TV using WiFi or play songs that you have stored in your computer on your phone.

For DLNA to work your phone and the device you want to connect to needs to be on the same network (for example a WiFi network). Functionality may differ depending on what phone you have and the device you connect to as there are different classes and formats for media. A TV may for example not support the phones video format or support playing video over DLNA. For ”Throw” to work, the device (TV, console etc.) needs to act as a digital media renderer (DMR). Some devices (for example PlayStation 3) only acts as a digital media player (DMP) and to play content from the phone you need to browse the phones media from that device.

You can enable the phones media server under Settings -> Device connection -> Media server. This allows you to browse and play content stored on the phone from another device.

If you have shared media from another device (for example a computer or network storage) your phone will automatically detect this and you can see and access the device from Album -> Menu (3 stripes in the top left) -> Home network.


Having problems?

First make sure that the phone and device you want to connect to is on the same network.

Depending on your network and size of the file it may take a little while before the picture is displayed as it has to be transferred to the other device.

Some routers may have UPnP disabled by default. UPnP needs to be enabled in the network for DLNA to work. See the documentation for your router for more information on how to enable UPnP.

Check what classes and media formats that are supported by your phone and device. For the phone you can find this in the white paper on

Make sure that both the phone and other device have the latest firmware. To update the phone you can use Xperia Companion available on our website here:

To see if the phone is working you can try it with another device. If you have a computer on the same network you can download and install Kodi from Start Kodi and enable ”Allow control of Kodi via UPnP” under System -> Settings -> Services -> UPnP. This will allow you to try ”Throw” from the phone to your computer. If you have enabled the media server in the phone you will also be able to browse the phone from Kodi under System -> File manager -> Add source -> Browse -> UPnP Devices -> [your phone]. 

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