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  1. Rubidad's Avatar
    Greetings,
    My family now has several Lumia 520's....enjoy them MUCHLY!!!
    I recently noticed that Nokia has released a beta version of Nokia Play that allows a Windows 8 phone to stream to a DLNA receiver over Wifi.
    Does anyone have experience doing this? If so, which device was used to plug into the HDMI port to accept the stream? I have an older HD TV with 2 HDMI inputs; it obviously is not a "Smart" TV and some sort of receiver must be attached....
    Thanks
    Last edited by palandri; 02-16-2014 at 12:21 PM. Reason: Title change
    02-10-2014 09:15 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    You can buy BlueRay players that convert your TV into a Smart TV or you can look on eBay and buy an adapter which usually is Android based.

    Another thing to do is get an old PC and hook it up to your TV with a HDMI video card and WiFi dongle. You can setup DNLA through W7 or W8.
    02-10-2014 09:22 AM
  3. thirdcup's Avatar
    This is a good question. I have a Harman Kardon 1510 that Nokia Play To recognizes on my home network, but I can't get any music to stream to it.
    02-10-2014 10:56 AM
  4. Rubidad's Avatar
    Can an Android based adapter be used with the Lumia 520?
    02-10-2014 01:10 PM
  5. genuine555's Avatar
    02-11-2014 02:43 AM
  6. genuine555's Avatar
    Greetings,
    My family now has several Lumia 520's....enjoy them MUCHLY!!!
    I recently noticed that Nokia has released a beta version of Nokia Play that allows a Windows 8 phone to stream to a DLNA receiver over Wifi.
    Does anyone have experience doing this? If so, which device was used to plug into the HDMI port to accept the stream? I have an older HD TV with 2 HDMI inputs; it obviously is not a "Smart" TV and some sort of receiver must be attached....
    Thanks
    DLNA:
    Digital Living Network Alliance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    If your TV doesn't support DLNA then you're out of luck. No cable can cure that.

    For TV's that do support DLNA, fire up the app and press "connect" which takes you to the Wifi settings where you select the network you wish to use for streaming... it will automatically detect and connect all DLNA devices connected to that network.
    02-11-2014 02:48 AM
  7. MartLea's Avatar
    Play To app connected quickly to my Toshiba TV (model UL863) but sadly was unable to stream small .jpg pics or .mp3 audio. TV recognised my Nokia was connecting but just displayed a 'Media Playback Error' message. Shame, as the App looked promising but seems to have limited DNLA device support.
    02-11-2014 05:35 AM
  8. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Can an Android based adapter be used with the Lumia 520?
    As long as it's DLNA approved any adapter should work. Just be sure that it has DLNA. I highly recommend a Blueray or old PC though.
    02-11-2014 06:11 AM
  9. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    DLNA:
    Digital Living Network Alliance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    If your TV doesn't support DLNA then you're out of luck. No cable can cure that.

    For TV's that do support DLNA, fire up the app and press "connect" which takes you to the Wifi settings where you select the network you wish to use for streaming... it will automatically detect and connect all DLNA devices connected to that network.
    No 'cable' was mentioned. I indicated an adapter or something that will enable DLNA. There are many options out there. Not all are great but some are better than others.
    02-11-2014 06:12 AM
  10. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    This is a good question. I have a Harman Kardon 1510 that Nokia Play To recognizes on my home network, but I can't get any music to stream to it.
    Are you able to stream other DLNA enabled devices to it? If not then there's an issue with the setup. I took a quick look at the manual. It should be plug and play but things can go wrong sometimes.
    02-11-2014 06:16 AM
  11. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    For those wanting to add DLNA to their TVs at a low cost you can look into something like this:

    iPUSH Wifi Wireless Airplay Chromecast DLNA HDMI Display Receiver Dongle Android | eBay

    I am not approving this dongle as I don't have one. I'm just giving an example.
    02-11-2014 06:21 AM
  12. Rob Betts's Avatar
    PlayTo works well with my Samsung smart TV. It connects automatically and is simple to use. The only fault, much to my wife's annoyance, I would say is the automatic connection, interuppting whatever programme is being watched. It doesn't give the option to choose another DLNA device such as PC unless the TV is turned off at the time.
    Bob
    02-11-2014 10:48 AM
  13. vendemilo's Avatar
    Hi guys, what is the difference between a soft reset and hard reset? Thanks

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    02-12-2014 01:29 AM
  14. vendemilo's Avatar
    Hi guys, what can I do and What could be the possible cause of this, as I have been trying to update my Lumia 520 since two days now but it keeps giving me this message below:
    THE UPDATE COULDN'T BE DOWNLOADED. (801881d0)

    Sent from my RM-914_im_south_africa_243 using Tapatalk
    02-12-2014 01:30 AM
  15. genuine555's Avatar
    Hi guys, what can I do and What could be the possible cause of this, as I have been trying to update my Lumia 520 since two days now but it keeps giving me this message below:
    THE UPDATE COULDN'T BE DOWNLOADED. (801881d0)

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    https://hr-hr.facebook.com/nokia/pos...51775525262397

    Nokia Hello, Avneil Kumar. The code means that there's a newer version of the software ready for you to install. Also it means that your download was interrupted, possibly because of a slow Internet connection. Make sure that your phone has a good connection to the Internet, through Wi-Fi or Cellular. -Glenson


    http://techandgio.blogspot.be/2013/1...-8-update.html

    Error code 801881D0. According to Microsoft support section, the cause for this displayed error is the slow internet connection that your phone has. Make sure that you have reliable internet connection prior updating to ensure smooth update of your phone to Windows 8. Go back again to Settings> Phone update> Check for updates.
    Make sure you have a good data connection, preferably Wifi !
    02-12-2014 05:11 AM
  16. Sportacus11's Avatar
    My Xbox 360 works amazing with PlayTo off my 520

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 520 using Tapatalk
    genuine555 likes this.
    02-16-2014 12:28 AM
  17. genuine555's Avatar
    My Xbox 360 works amazing with PlayTo off my 520

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 520 using Tapatalk
    Lol, it should. Would be quite the disgrace for MS and Nokia if they couldn't pull that one off...
    02-16-2014 12:07 PM
  18. Tribanj's Avatar
    My Xbox 360 works amazing with PlayTo off my 520

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 520 using Tapatalk
    I can't install Xbox 360. How did you get it installed?
    02-16-2014 12:33 PM
  19. RichardBurt's Avatar
    I can't install Xbox 360. How did you get it installed?
    Open cardboard box, take Xbox out of box, plug into power, monitor etc. Switch on. Use.

    Or here's a crazy idea! You could actually take the time to read the instructions or use a search engine to find the answer instead of posting it here under a topic that has sweet FA to do with your problem.
    09-02-2014 12:04 PM
  20. Mary Pablate's Avatar
    Thanks for the great tips for steaming HDTV from Lumia 520..

    Admin
    21stReviews.com
    01-06-2015 11:50 AM
  21. Darko Radovanovic's Avatar
    I am using cheap android dongle (older model of blueberry tvcat) and play to from my lumia 520 and 720 works just fine...
    01-09-2015 03:19 PM
  22. April Craven's Avatar
    Greetings,
    My family now has several Lumia 520's....enjoy them MUCHLY!!!
    I recently noticed that Nokia has released a beta version of Nokia Play that allows a Windows 8 phone to stream to a DLNA receiver over Wifi.
    Does anyone have experience doing this? If so, which device was used to plug into the HDMI port to accept the stream? I have an older HD TV with 2 HDMI inputs; it obviously is not a "Smart" TV and some sort of receiver must be attached....
    Thanks
    02-08-2015 11:33 AM
  23. Axeelant's Avatar
    I'm using a L930, but there shouldn't be much difference between lumias, but Play To or project my screen can't find the new Philips 47'' full HD DLNA TV. And it is connected to the same wifi. Anyone else ha issues with Philips. I don't know what else to try here. Should i set up th tv somehow?

    Help appreciated :)
    03-01-2015 08:21 AM

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