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How can I use LG G4 MEDIA SERVER (DLNA)?

  • Connectivity
  • DLNA
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  • Computers, LG Friends, Smartphones, Tablets, Wearables
  • Last Updated 17/06/2015

How can I use LG G4 MEDIA SERVER (DLNA)?

Share media content with nearby devices via DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance). Both devices must be DLNA certified to support this feature.

Note: Some Settings, Menus, or Icons may differ from that of your device depending on your software version and wireless

            service provider.


           1. Turn on Media Server
                  ① From the Home screen, tap Apps icon > Settings icon > Networks tab > Share & connect icon > Media server .
                  ② Checkmark  icon   Content sharing  to share content with nearby devices.
                  ③ Tap G4 or current device name  to change the device name. Tap the Image icon to change the device image.
                  ④ Tap  Content to share  and checkmark  icon  the types of content you would like to share and tap  OK . Choose from  Photos
                       Videos , and  Music .
                  ⑤ Checkmark  icon   Receive content  to allow other devices to upload media files to my device.
                  ⑥ Media server is now activated and ready to share content.
                  ⑦ Tap Allowed devices to show nearby devices accessible to your device.
                  ⑧ Tap Not-allowed devices to show nearby devices that are not accessible to your device.
                    2. Control Your Renderer Device(s)

                  Let your renderer device (e.g., Tv) play multimedia content from your remote content library (e.g., PC).

                  Note: Make sure that the DLNA functionality of your device is properly configured (e.g., for TV and PC)


                  From the Home screen, tap Apps icon > Settings icon > Networks tab > Share & Connect icon > Media Server.


                  ① Tap Menu key icon > Use DLNA feature.

                  ② Tap Player icon and select the device from the renderer device list.

                  ③ Tap Library icon and select the device of the remote content library.

                  ④ You can browse the content library.

                  ⑤ Touch and hold a content thumbnail and touch Play or tap the Menu key icon > Play.


                  You can enjoy content from nearby devices, such as a computer or mobile device, on your device by following the instructions below.


                  ① To connect the nearby devices to your device, tap Nearby devices in the Gallery or Music application as below.

                      - Ensure that your device and nearby devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

                      - Make sure DLNA feature on the nearby device is turned on.

                  ② Tap the device you want to connect to. If the device is not on the list, tap Search nearby devices.

                  ③ After establishing a connection, you can enjoy the contents from the nearby device on your device.


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