One of the best things about both next generation consoles is the range of apps they come with. These apps cover a wide range of functions and best of all, they’re completely free to download and install. What is lacking, however, is a free streaming app for your media, but by using your Android device, you can soon add this functionality to your next generation console. The Skifta app is available for free from the Google Play store and is compatible with most Android phones and tablets. Through the app users can pick and choose media files stored on their device and of any file format and choose to transmit across via DLNA to their console where they can watch it without the need to install any third party app on their console. It’s quick, easy to use and by following the steps below, you’ll be streaming from your phone in no time and with minimal fuss.
Choose a source
WAfter installing the app on your device, make sure you follow the set-up instructions to correctly configure the app. Navigate back to the main menu and select the Choose a media source option from the top of the list to get started with the streaming process.
Phone or tablet?
You should now see a couple of sources listed. If you want to stream media that’s stored on your device, make sure to select it from the list. There’s also the option to stream media via a media server on your device. The example here shows the Plex server.
Select streaming location
The next step is to choose where you want to stream your media to. Don’t panic if your console isn’t listed, as for the most part the new consoles will be listed as Unlisted Players. If you don’t see your console listed, simply select the Unlisted Players option instead.
If you chose the Unlisted Players option, make sure you carefully read the instructions provided. These will outline how to make sure you get the best streaming experience possible on your console and also help eradicate any errors you may come across.
Select media files
The final step is to select the media you want to stream across. You can use Skifta to transmit videos, music and photos across. You’ll find that the size of the file, and the strength of your Wi-Fi connection, will determine how long the file takes to transfer.