How to Sync a Phone to a PS3: Android phones are no longer just call and text devices, they offer a lot of functionality. You can use them as portable media players to play games, listen to music, play videos, stream content from the internet, view photos, and much more.
So, imagine all of your Android phone’s functionality on a big screen. This article will show you what you need to change on both your Android device and your PS3 system to allow both devices to sync.
Steps to Transfer Files from Android to PS3 with USB Cable
The instructions to make a PlayStation console recognize an Android device are outlined below.
- Switch on the PS3 system and connect it to the Android phone with a USB cable.
- On the Android’s home screen, click on the ‘USB icon’ and then tap the ‘USB connected’ button.
- Click on the ‘Mount option’ to get the Android phone into USB mode.
- On the PS3, navigate to the main menu, which the PS3 calls the Cross-Media Bar.
- On the Android, scroll to the ‘Removable Device’ icon, and tap the ‘Triangle’ button.
- Finally, select the ‘Show all’ option so that you can view all the different media files stored on the android device.
How to connect Phone to PS3 with WiFi
There are a few apps on the Play Store, which will help you to do this, using DLNA technology. It is possible to connect any phone with Android version 1.6 and later and an Xbox 360 or PS3.
Step 1: Connect your Phone and PS3 to your Wi-Fi
DLNA is operated over WiFi, so it is necessary that devices you want to connect should be connected under the same WiFi network. If in case you have multiple routers, just make sure your phone and PS3 are signed in to the same network. Once it is done, go to your app drawer and load up the AllShare application.
Step 2: Media share configuration for PS3
Turn ON your PS3 console and navigate to settings. Then go to the Internet Setting and scroll down to find the Media Source Connection. Make sure this setting is enabled, if not, your PS3 will not detect your mobile.
Step 3: Watch videos
After establishing the connection between the phone and console, the media on your phone will be automatically listed under the relevant section of the PS3’s media bar. Once you open the phone folder, you will be presented with folders for all of the available DLNA content. The videos can also be streamed via DLNA to your TV via PS3.
Click the videos folder and select the movie you wish to stream. you can pause, rewind and fast-forward through the film just like a remote control using the PS3 pad.
That’s it. now you know how to connect the Phone to PS3. There are a lot of DLNA options available on Android. Among them, many are available for free and can be downloaded from the Android Market. Recommended choices are Skifta and BubbleUPnP, DoubleTwist, AirTwist which will have the same functionality as mentioned above.
After following these steps, you can now extend the functionality of the Android to the PlayStation, allowing you to watch videos and look at pictures on a big screen and listen to music on your living room sound system.
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