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How do I use PlayTo in Windows 8.1? [Firmware 2.0.0 to 2.0.4]

PlayTo is an alternative to AirFun in Windows 8.1 only.


Note: In Firmware version 2.0.2, you need to press the Mode button to open the PC, NB, phone, tablet, iPhone, iPad, Miracast, or WiDi splash screen.

Use Windows Explorer to access PlayTo

  1. To connect to your device, do any of the following:
    • If you are using a wired setup, use an Ethernet cable to connect to your device.
    • If you are using a wireless setup, add your device to your network.
    • If you are in AP mode, connect your device directly to its own wireless network.
    • Use WiDi to connect to your device.
    • Use Miracast to connect to your device.
  2. Right-click the media files that you would like to play.
  3. Click PlayTo.
  4. Click WIFI2HDMC.
  5. To add items to playlists, drag and drop media files to the playlist window. You can also rearrange the playlist by dragging and dropping the media files.

Use Microsoft applications to access PlayTo

  1. Use a Microsoft application to play the media files.
  2. Press Windows key + C.
  3. Click Devices.
  4. Click Play.
  5. Click WIFI2HDMC.

Note: The media files are still being played using the Microsoft app.

You can follow the steps listed above with any app that comes in the Microsoft App Store or that comes installed on your computer, tablet, or phone.