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Nokia Unleashes Play To Beta With DLNA Support For Windows Phone

Having just updated Nokia Transport, Drive and Maps for Lumia owners, the Finnish company has some more good news on the software front for Windows Phone addicts.

WM Power User spotted the fact that Nokia released the beta version of Play To for its Lumia phones. The application is available to download now, and incorporates support for DLNA.

In other words, you can use it to stream videos or pictures wirelessly to other DLNA devices in your house, such as TVs, Blu-ray players and other gadgets. While the beta doesn't yet support music streaming - that's planned for a future release - Nokia assures Lumia owners.

Nokia also wants feedback from users on the app. WMPU also noted that Nokia stated: "We want to get this great app out in the Marketplace for all Nokia customers to enjoy, but we want to make sure they have a great experience. Your feedback will make that happen. We'd like to help in verifying interoperability with different devices and network configurations. Note that there are some known limitations, though, so please check those before you post new feedback.

"For future releases, we're also working on supporting music sharing and planning functionality to allow your handset to act as a DLNA Media Server. This means your Microsoft Xbox360 and similar devices would be able to discover and play memories from your phone. Stay tuned for this exciting functionality!"