Now Updated for Windows 8.1! PlayTo Receiver allows you to stream Image, Audio and Video content to any Windows 8.1, Pro or RT device from any DLNA enabled source on the network. You can use any DLNA device such as a smartphone or tablet with a DLNA enabled app installed to deliver image, audio and video content to any Windows device on your network with the PlayTo Receiver App installed. Use the app support contact email@example.com for reporting app/device success and failure. Please note, for the best experience Video Streaming requires a fast wireless (802.11ac or 802.11n) or wired internet connection, preferably on a DLNA certified router. Compatible apps are available for Windows Phone 7/7.5/7.8/8, Windows 8/RT in the Windows Store, Android, and iOS. Windows Media Player is also capable of this on Windows 8/7/Vista/XP. In addition, there are also a variety of physical devices which can serve content over the DLNA standard.More
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Not a scam
I must say, the app looked like a scam at first. The good news is, it isn't a scam - it works and does the same thing Windows Media Player does (which isn't available on Windows RT). One major nitpick, tough: If the video does not fill the screen, it uses the Metro Background color to draw bars around the video, instead of black. The Metro Background color is usually something bright like green, red, or purple. The video is centered and scaled up to fill the screen, as it should be. Another reviewer noted that pause doesn't work from the Nokia Play To app - it seems this has been fixed, works for me.More
Work's but with minor issue
When playing video or music from Nokia Play to. the pause does not work and have to back right out to stop it. Otherwise works awesome. Would be great if could have a background task that takes focus and stays available all of the time that way I don't have to open it if I want to use it.More
Really annoying that pictures that aren't 16:9 show up on the left side with that awful default background showing. Please center picture and show a black backgroundMore
Good. Job Grand Pop can put the photos on the screen A really easy to use App!More
design is not so good
Splashscreen is ugly. Especially on a high resolution screen - I used a 23 inch (resolution: 1900-1080) lcdMore
Plays my videos on the big screen
I use this to share my videos from my phone to my PC that I have hooked up to my 'dumb' TV. Make sure you have a good wireless connection like 802.11n or 802.11ac or other DLNA certified router for video streaming.More
Works with Windows 8 -> RT
Install and run on your Surface or other RT device, and make sure network discovery is turned on for both computers. Then add a device on Windows 8, and it will find the media player. **You will have to rename the player** to match the name of your RT device. Now view a video file in Windows Explorer on Windows 8, and you'll see the "PlayTo" menu enabled and can play to your Surface. Use Remote Desktop from RT to start/pause/stop playing. Works great!!!More
I didn't think it would work but it does. Great streaming videos from my Surface to my desktop pc with the big screen monitor. Makes me want to get a home theatre pc to stream to.More
Works great, until you want to do something else..
As metro apps are suspended while off screen, the music stops when you go to do something else on the computer. Aside from that it showed up on my phone instantly and plays fine. But going to stick with windows media player for this since I can multitask there.More
- Video displays properly in all View States
- Ad Free Video content display
- Scales beautifully to all devices from 10" tablets to 27" and larger displays
Photo & videoMore
- Approximate size
61.24 MB - 61.34 MBMore
- Age rating
For ages 7 and upMore
- Supported operating systems
Windows 10Windows 8.1Windows 8
- Supported processors
- Supported languages
English (United States)
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- Additional terms
PlayTo Receiver license termsDo not reverse engineer this
Access your Internet connectionAccess your Internet connection and act as a server.Access your home or work networks
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Update for Windows 8.1! Moved Troubleshooting and How To Video into a Flyout.