Nokia Play To updated for Windows Phone 8.1, new DLNA devices

The Nokia Play To app for streaming media content to your favorite DLNA devices, including the Xbox series, has received a modest update today. The latest version bumps the popular media app to version 3.2.13.

While the version number may be a little gangly, they did include a nice fat changelog, showing some substantive improvements.

Let’s take a look.

Nokia Play To 3.2.13

  • Slideshow feature for images
  • Support for Windows Phone 8.1
  • When running in the background, Nokia Play to now resumes more efficiently
  • Supports additional DLNA devices
  • Bug fixes

The update seems to coincide with the Lumia 630 and Lumia 930 releases, ensuring everything works well with those devices. In addition, we wouldn’t be surprised if this has optimizations for Lumia Cyan, the forthcoming firmware update due to arrive with those Windows Phone 8.1 updates. Adding support for additional DLNA devices is always welcomed as are those bug fixes and efficient resume.

Three different versions (wait, what?)

To make things confusing, there are two apps, but only one has the update:

  1. Nokia Play To
  2. Play To (from Nokia)

And if you want to get technical, the Windows Phone 7.5 version is still there too (skipping a link to avoid confusion). The one that updated today is ‘Nokia Play To’ and was likely the previous ‘beta’ version of the app.

Which one should you be using? We’d of course choose the one updated on May 28 and not January 17, but hey, it’s your device.

Pick up Nokia Play To here in the Store. Lumia devices only.

QR: New Play To

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.