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DLNA comes to Symbian

Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has unveiled the ‘Play To’ application, which brings DNLA capabilities to Nokia handsets.

Nokia Play To app allows for media on a Symbian^3 based mobile phone to be shared over a wireless network, to compatible devices such as a DNLA ready TV.

The latest Nokia handsets can already output music from the 3.5mm audio jack, or video from the miniHDMI socket through a physical cable to a TV – where this is the first wireless solution from the Finnish.

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is supported by many home TV screens with media being accessible over a wired or wireless network, from music, to video and photos.

The Nokia Play To app automatically searches for DLNA devices connected to the home network; playing the media is performed by just selecting the content from the phone.

Play To software is available in the Nokia Beta Labs and is around for the Nokia N8, E7, C7, C6-01 and X7 handsets that currently run the Symbian^3 platform.

Check out the video below to show the beta of the Nokia Play To app in action.

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