Use AllShare and DLNA on Samsung handsets [How To]

This is pretty sweet, there's a quick trick on the Samsung Omnia 7 with the AllShare app. Should you attempt to run the app an error will pop up stating that this "This device does not support AllShare. AllShare will be terminated." What the app doesn't tell you is that it will be back (in the awesome words of Arnold Schwarzenegger).

In the above video (it's in French but you should be able to follow visually) we can see Sogalas, a MonWindowsPhone reader, walking us through how he can work around the error and actually launch the app. It's incredibly straight forward. As soon as you launch AllShare, quickly hit the home button before the error shows and the app will close. Now hold the back button to enter multi-tasking and swipe to the right to find AllShare. Selecting it will launch the app successfully, bypassing the error.

To recap, here's the full walkthrough:

  1. Download Samsung's AllShare app
  2. Launch and press the "home" button before the error message appears (if it appears before you're able to close the app, just keep trying)
  3. Return to the application by holding the "back" button and enter multi-tasking control
  4. Select AllShare and you're now inside the app, bypassing the error message
  5. You can now connect to your computer, media devices or your TV (configured with DLNA) and select multimedia content shared with your device to view on the big screen or play on the massive speakers

Let us know in the comments should you get this working. I attempted myself and successfully ran the app, however I always seem to have issues with DLNA and my router (Apple Airport Extreme) thus wasn't able to test out the streaming capabilities. We're not aware as to whether or not this trick works with the Focus so do let us know.

Update: We've confirmed that this trick works with the Focus too, updated the title. Enjoy.

Source: MonWindowsPhone (opens in new tab)

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • my HTC connected media app started working after the update. no hacks needed
  • Isn't this officially supported on LG Optimus 7 phones? It was the first app I had deleted... can it transfer any kind of file between my pc and my phone without the use of the damned cloud?
  • Yes it is, it was called Play to but LG have updated it and it's now called SmartShare, it works very will streaming to WMP on Windows 7 but I havent tried it with anything else.
  • For some reason I can't get this to work on my Focus (ATT). I'm running the carrier Mango as well. Followed the steps to the T and the app simply won't launch. Just fades back to start screen.
  • Was able to get it to run on the ATT FCS, you have to hit start right as the app starts, so when you click on "AllShare" as soon as the screen goes black to launch the app hit start, any later than that and it wont work. I still can't get it to share my media, or stream media from other devices, so that's a bit of a bummer.
  • Still use myMediaWP7.. It transcodes and puts in subtitles...
  • "Works" on Focus, but refuses to see any media on the phone. After I enabled sharing on the streaming menu of Windows Media Player, I was able to use the phone as a remote control for the as long as WMP was open on the media PC (next to useless without a way to go in and out of fullscreen for playback).AllShare saw my Sony Bravia an a playback device, but wouldn't actually play anything on it, even after I configured the TV's "renderer" properties to allow the phone to control it. Both WMP and the TV saw the phone as unnamed device, identified only by its MAC address, so that confused things.I already have a great remote for my media PC and I never use WMP, so that part is of no use. I was hoping to be able to view photos and play videos from the phone on the TV, but since AllShare can't see any media on my phone, I doubt I'll be using it again unless they update it. Thanks for the tip though, it was fun to mess around with rarely used settings on the TV and WMP for a few minutes.
  • As per JD - above, I have reported my success (or otherwise) over my Blog. TV remote = check. See Shared content = check. ANything else = fail. success leaves hope for the fuutre with driver updates from Samsung I guess.