Article ID : 00081197 / Last Modified : 07/12/2018

How to connect your computer, tablet or phone with your non- Android TV via Wi-Fi Direct

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BEFORE GETTING STARTED
  • Some models require the UWABR100 USB Wireless LAN Adapter to be connected to the TV and a software update to enable Wi-Fi Direct. For further details, please refer to the operating instructions supplied with your product.
  • Make sure the TV has the latest system software (firmware) update installed.
  • Not all BRAVIA TVs are Wi-Fi enabled. In case of doubt, please check the User Manual or Specifications on the Support site.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Preparation
2. Computer

3. Tablet (Android)

4. Phone

1. Preparation


1-1. Find Wi-Fi Direct mode on your BRAVIA

Depending on your TV menu type:
  • Menu TV-1: Select Wi-Fi Direct Mode by pressing "Home" (MENU) on your remote control > [Applications] > [Wi-Fi Direct Mode].
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  • Menu TV-2: Under [Settings] [Network], confirm that [Build-in Wi-Fi] and [Wi-Fi Direct] are [On]. Then select Wi-Fi Direct Settings.
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  • Menu TV-3: Under [System Settings] [Wi-Fi Setup], confirm that [Build-in Wi-Fi] and [Wi-Fi Direct] are [On]. Then select Wi-Fi Direct Settings.
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1-2. Launch Wi-Fi Direct mode

Press“Options” on your remote control Select [Manual]
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Select [Other Methods] You will get the SSID and the WPA Key to setup your device Wi-Fi
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NOTE: The WPS setting is not available on all Wi-Fi Direct capable devices. Refer to the manual supplied with the cell phone, computer or other Wi-Fi Direct device for information regarding the WPS setting.


2. Computer


2-1. Connecting


Click the Network Icon and enter the network setting.

On the system tray click "Network Icon" and enter the network setting

From network settings select the SSID supplied by your BRAVIA TV

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Input the WPA Key supplied by your BRAVIA TV and press “OK”
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Your PC is now connected with your BRAVIA TV.

2-2. Sending content & playback


Using Windows Media Player


Launch "Windows Media Player" (Start menu -> Search -> Windows Media Player) or the icon on the “Quick Launch Toolbar” Under the [Stream] tab check that the [Automatically allow devices to play my media…] is enabled.
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Select some content (pictures, movies or music). Then click right button and select [Play to] -> [BRAVIA]
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Watch it on your BRAVIA TV
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Using Windows Explorer

Single file

Launch "Windows Explorer" (Start menu -> Search-> Windows Explorer) or the icon on the “Quick Launch Toolbar tip_arrow_right
TIP- You can go directly to Windows Explorer by pressing at the same time the [Windows] Key and the [E] key.

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win7-13 Open folder which contains the content (pictures, movies or music), select the file and right-click on the file and select [Play to]-> [BRAVIA]
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Press the [Play] button
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Watch it on your BRAVIA TV
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Multiple Files (Slideshow)

 

Right click the folder which contains the contents (pictures, movies or music) and select [Play to] -> [Bravia]

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Press the [Play] button, and start slideshow with all included contents
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Watch it on your BRAVIA TV
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3. Tablet (Android)


3-1. Connecting


From Menu select “Settings” From Wi-Fi select the SSID supplied by your BRAVIA TV
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Input the WPA Key supplied by your BRAVIA TV and press “Connect”
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Your Android Tabletis now connected with your BRAVIA TV

3-2. Sharing content

 

Choose the application and the file you want to share on your BRAVIA TV. Keep in mind that only pictures and movies or music can be shared.

On the top of the screen you will find the share icon tablet-7 Select the BRAVIA TV that you want to use for share
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Wait until the transfer is done Watch it on your BRAVIA TV
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4. Phone

As soon as a connection has been established, media can be shared between a Wi-Fi Direct device and a Wi-Fi Direct compatible Sony TV using iMediaShare software or DiXiM software or other applications. For information on how to get specific Wi-Fi Direct applications on your cell phone, please refer to the manufacturer's website.


4-1. Android phone


Connecting

On you mobile settings select Wi-Fi From Wi-Fi select the SSID supplied by your BRAVIA TV Input the WPA Key supplied by your BRAVIA TV and press“Connect”
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Your Android Phone is now connected with your BRAVIA TV.

Sharing content

Chose an application and the file you want to share with it on your BRAVIA TV. Keep in mind that only pictures and movies or music can be shared.

On the top of the screen you will find the share icon phone-4 Press drop down list to select the player device Select the BRAVIA TV that you want to use for share
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Press“Play” Wait until the transfer is done Watch it on your BRAVIA TV
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4-2. iPhone


Find out how to establish a Wi-Fi Direct connection with an iPhone.