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Learn how to stream content from your phone to a PS4

Some of us have infested our smartphones with items like music,
pictures and videos, hence reason for the introduction of wider screens by the
manufacturers. Though, these smartphone displays are still no match for a TV
screen, its larger and comes with quality video experience.
Learn how to stream content from your phone to a PS4

If you own a Chromecast, you can stream content from your
Android smartphone to your TV easily. However, you can do the same with your
PlayStation 4.
Below is how to stream media to your PS4 from your Android
smartphone:
  • First of all, download and install Pixel Media Server on
    your Android smartphone. You can find this app in the Google Play Store.
  • Open the application and tap DMS Name to give a name to your
    device.
  • Tap Share Folder to select which folder you want to share.
  • Tap the Play button at the bottom to start Pixel Media
    Server
  • Turn on your PS4 and ensure that it is on the same WiFi
    network as your Android smartphone
  • Open the media player onyour PS4
  • Select the Pixel Media Server drive
  • Navigate the folders to locate and stream photos, videos and
    music files from your phone.

Pixel Media Server offers basic functionality. However, it
does allow you to browse the entire folder structure of your smartphone and
locate all your media. If you want an app with a little more refinement, you
can try out Bubble UPnP and iMedia Share.
Bubble UPnP is quite powerful, but you need to buy a full
license to use it if you must stream for more than 30 minutes. The license
costs $4.50 with an in-app purchase.

iMedia Share is simple and it condenses all your stream-able
media into Photos, Videos, and Music folders when viewed on your PS4. However,
it pulls in system images and audio sounds, which you probably dont need to
see. Hence, Pixel media Server is your best bet for streaming to your PS4.

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