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How to throw (send) music, video or picture files to a DLNA® compatible device.

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  • The tablet and the device you want to throw the media files to must both be set up to use Digital Living Network Alliance® (DLNA) technology.
  • The device you want to throw the media files to must be on the same DLNA network as the tablet.
  • Content that is stored on a networked attached drive (NAS) cannot be thrown to another device. The content must first be added to the tablet internal storage and then thrown from that location.
  • If connecting to a computer, before attempting this procedure the computer must be set up as an active DLNA Server and the Media Player software must be started and the Allow remote control of my Player option must be enabled. Image
  1. On the desktop, tap the Home icon.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the desktop home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  3. In the Apps screen, tap the application containing the media you wish to throw to the other device:

    • Tap the Video Player icon to access video files. Image
    • Tap the Music Player icon to access music files. Image
    • Tap the Gallery icon to access image files. Image
  4. In the Video Player, Music Player, or Gallery screen, browse to and tap to select the desired media file.
  5. Once you have desired media file open, tap the Throw icon. Image
  6. In the Select Server screen, either tap the desired server or drag and drop the media file over that server.
  7. The selected media will now play on that device.

IMPORTANT: There may be other, third-party applications that will also allow you to throw media files, as long as there is at least one DLNA compatible device setup and on the same DLNA network as the tablet. Just look for the Throw icon somewhere within that application, and throw the file in the same manner as detailed in steps 5 and 6 above.