Sony Ericsson with a free mobile to full screen service

29 November 2011 by
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• Ericsson R380
• Ericsson R520
• Ericsson R600
• Ericsson T29s
• Ericsson T39
• Ericsson T60d
• Sony Xperia A
• Sony Xperia Acro S
• Sony Xperia Advance
• Sony Xperia C
• Sony Xperia E
• Sony Xperia E Dual
• Sony Xperia E1
• Sony Xperia E1 Dual
• Sony Xperia Ion LT28at
• Sony Xperia J
• Sony Xperia L
• Sony Xperia M2
• Sony Xperia Miro
• Sony Xperia Neo L
• Sony Xperia P
• Sony Xperia S
• Sony Xperia SL
• Sony Xperia Sola
• Sony Xperia SP
• Sony Xperia SX
• Sony Xperia T
• Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
• Sony Xperia Tipo
• Sony Xperia Tipo Dual
• Sony Xperia TL
• Sony Xperia TX
• Sony Xperia U
• Sony Xperia V
• Sony Xperia VL
• Sony Xperia Z
• Sony Xperia Z Ultra
• Sony Xperia Z1
• Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
• Sony Xperia Z2
• Sony Xperia ZL
• Sony Xperia ZQ
• Sony Xperia ZR

From the forum:
Sony Ericsson recently announced a service where media on Xperia smartphones can be shared easily on a larger displays

Sony Ericsson announces VScreen media sharing service 

If you own a relatively new smartphone, you have probably been wanting to share your captured videos and images on a larger display. This can be accomplished in several ways. Transfer your photos to a PC via Bluetooth or USB cable, or shared on a TV using WLAN and DNLA, or maybe you are lucky enough to have a smartphone with a HDMI plug for those high-res video clips.

Now, Sony Ericsson has come up with yet another way to share content. The new service is called VScreens and the highlight with this service is the lack of configuration required by the user. Just open in a web browser and use the phone to scan the QR-code viewable on the larger screen. If you have installed the companion Android app (iPhone app coming soon), it will start up and let you browse the media gallery in the phone and show this on the larger display.

Update: Sony Ericsson claims the photos only are cached temporarily on vscreens to improve performance. This is not true. If you know the URL of the image, you can find it using the same URL address the next day as well.

The services will work on any Android devices with version number 2.1 and up. The instructions on the Vscreens site says only image media are supported, but the latest Android app has a tab for sharing video as well. We did not manage to view video on a larger display but Vscreens is a beta service so you should expect to see the video sharing possibility shortly.

Currently the service has a few bugs. Re-sizing the browser window while looking at the embedded Flash object crashed our Chrome browser. But we found no bugs in IE, Safari or Firefox. 

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echo.shane9 years, 2 months ago
does this work on the x10?
Evilchap9 years, 2 months ago
Yes it does.
Ravager9 years, 1 month ago
Love this app, extremely easy to use but could benefit from some tweaks here and there.
One is fullscreen, but hey it's still beta and it rocks.
Sky Hi9 years, 1 month ago
Really great one, but has problem with the videos in my xperia mini. It says that I "must be on the same network as the connected screen", while it doesn't have that problem with images. I suppose it'll be solved in the future, as it's still beta.

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