Updated with Lumia Black? Grab Nokia Beamer and StoryTeller from the Windows Phone Store

Nokia StoryTeller Beamer Lead

Nokia is currently pushing out the highly anticipated Lumia Black update to Lumia 1020 and Lumia 925 owners in multiple markets (we're receiving tips left, right and centre from you guys – other Lumia Windows Phones will follow). But did you also know that once updated you'll be able to take full advantage of both Nokia Beamer and StoryTeller?

These two apps were previously only available on the Lumia 1520, which runs Nokia's Black update. Rocking Lumia Black on your Lumia 925 or 1020? Head on past the break for more details, QR codes and download links for these two great apps.

Nokia StoryTeller

Nokia StoryTeller

This is an interesting app, especially if you're a fan of taking photos (and with a Lumia Windows Phone, why wouldn't you be?). What StoryTeller by Nokia does is it takes all your photos and automatically arrangers them, utilising HERE services for data to categorise said images into galleries. What's more is if you take numerous shots in a single sitting, the app will attempt to select the best ones for you.

A pretty neat feature in StoryTeller is the HERE Maps integration. Further expanding on what we touched on above, when viewing photos you're able to zoom out to be met with an overlay showing where all your shots where taken. You can move around the map, select galleries you wish to check out and you'll be presented with all the best photos, capturing those special moments.

Download Nokia StoryTeller from the Nokia Collection on the Windows Phone Store for free.

QR: Nokia StoryTeller


Nokia Beamer

Nokia Beamer

​There are generally never any complaints when it comes to Nokia's collection of Windows Phone apps. The company has some ridiculous functionality covered and Nokia Beamer doesn't disappoint. With the app installed, you'll be able to not only share images with larger screens, but also sharing your screen just like a mirror.

If you're a fan of PhotoBeamer, you'll need to install Nokia Beamer. The app mirrors what's displayed on your phone with another device, shared via QR codes, links and more. We strongly recommend you check this out, it's seriously cool. 

Fetch Nokia Beamer from the Nokia Collection on the Windows Phone Store for free.

QR: Beamer


Reader comments

Updated with Lumia Black? Grab Nokia Beamer and StoryTeller from the Windows Phone Store


True, I saw that this morning. I'm just frustrated that AT&T is going to make us that have NL920 wait until they feel like it's ready. grrr I say.

Does Nokia Beamer only work with other mobile devices or would I be able to beam to a PC?

Guess I shouldn't have been ignoring those "an update is available" messages I've been getting for the past week.

Its works with other mobiles and smart tvs with a web browser. All beamer does is take the recipient to a privately hosted portal similar to how applications such as join.me work.

I would assume it works on all web browsers regardless of what you're using.

I'm wondering if PhotoBeamer is now kind of obsolete??? I mean this can do the same and more!!!

I plan on using it (if possible) to beam to a PC then record stuff like games or apps for YouTube. If it can do this, I'd be a happy camper.

PhotoBeamer is still valid if you care about the resolution. Beamer captures the screen and is limited to given screen resolution.

Why would you want RAW support on the 920? As stellar as the camera is for a phone, it can't match the 1520's and 1020's cameras. There's no point on having RAW support for the 920 because of the low (when compared to either of the two devices mentioned) megapixel count. I got a Lumia 920 too, by the way.

Omg lmao!!! It's hard to get a joke in a foreign language!! Now that I got it, it was pretty funny hehe :)

Is there a timeframe for the 920? I assume that as this is coming from Nokia we don't need to wait for carriers to fiddle with it? Are we looking at weeks or months?

RAW isn't just about the megapixel count. It's about receiving the 'raw' sensor data (hence the name) and being able to do more with it because all the post-processing isn't already baked in.

It's fine, I know it. I just mentioned the megapixels so my explanation would be simple and easy to understand, as I did not understand Darren's joke at first. Thanks for the insight anyways!

I updated my Nokia LUMIA 820 with LUMIA BLACK update, but before that I had Developers Preview on it. I lost my Dev Preview updating, so I'm getting it again now, will it damage my phone.

Just tried exactly what you asked about. No new preview OS update available, but no problem doing that.

Got it! Love it! (I live in Canada but I bought an unlocked Lumia 1020 from Hong Kong. Totally worth it.)

I was able to install on my L925 with dev preview GDR3 but Amber update only, still waiting on black.

How does Beamer display on a TV? I saw a glimpse of a QR on a TV in a video, but how did that QR get there? Other phones, PCs, etc make sense but the TV is stumping me.

I gotcha. You'd bring up the email in the browser and voila. I kept thinking you'd scan a QR on the TV, which didn't make sense. Any QR I saw must've been on the device to be shared.

It's like the Nokia Photobeamer, you open the app on your phone and go to https://www.photobeamer.com/ on the devices you want to share the photos (PC/TV). If your webbrowser on your PC or TV supports HTML5 it will show a QR code, which you will scan with your phones camera to show your photos on that device.

Launch Nokia Beamer on your phone, open http://beam.nokia.com on your TV (whether it is an Internet-connected smart TV or a regular TV connected to an Xbox, computer or whatever with a web browser showing that website), scan the QR code on the TV with your phone and you're good to go. Enjoy!

Yup got it on my 1020 today morning and tipped here but guess Rich got the info before that. Works awesome. Was planning to do the proxy trick today bit Nokia knows how to treat its customers well....no xda dev site needed to get optimal use of your phone

Storyteller is working for me on Amber. Beamer is installed but gives a warning message when you open it.

Ok i grouped my social apps, face, whatsapp, viber, Skype etc.. In a tile. I still get notifications on all these, right? (in my new tile)

Storyteller works fine on my L925 Amber... I like it. Very intuitive. Brings your photo library to life. Takes a bit to load up the first time so dont think its broken. Plus I have over 3GB worth of photos.

Just downloaded both without black unless my phone magically updated without my knowledge and no I don't have it set on auto update

Please post some feedback to those using glance.seems like it drains my lumia 1520 battery pretty quick.im not 100% sure that's why im asking some opinion.ty!

Waiting. Unlocked (never have been locked either), unbranded (never been) Lumia 920. No black for Swedes :(

don't shoot me guys but is there a way to know if you have Black? I was able to download both of these apps - I have a 1020 in NJ USA

I don't think you need black to install these, just amber. Go to setings-> extras+info and you'll see what version you have

Have "Nokia Storyteller BETA", & "Nokia Camera" Updates waiting to install in the store. Description for both updates says "Requires the Lumia Amber update". Kinda confusing, as I have the 1520 with the Black update. Does someone here at WPC know, are these latest updates just making apps backwards compatible with devices still on Amber? Seems strange to update to what by the description could be perceived as a downgrade....

In Poland Black is available for 925 users in Orange and 1020 users in T-Mobile.


What does comming soon or Waiting for approval mean?

Installing the Black update on my EU spec Lumia 925 right now. Using it as a Aio Wireless prepaid phone and loving it.

Please keep up the great work WP Central, Nokia & Aio Wireless!

(Edit: Oh and Microsoft!)


I got update... I m having 925, I am in India... One thing I noticed about rotayion lock... Its saving orientation... If I exit app with landscape and again open in portriet, its opening in Landscape!!! It should lock based on current phone orientation!!!!


I have installed the Black Update on my Lumia 820 (India). But whenever I try to install Nokia Beamer it says not available for you device. What could be the reason for that ?

I have also just installed Black Update Lumia 920 (Denmark). And like Kaysush i can install the storyteller app fine but when trying to install the Nokia Beamer it says i will need the black update which was just installed. I have restarted phone since installation. Any ideas?