Can I stream Movies & TV Shows with Nero from my PC to my Smart TV ?

Many Nero Users, especially enjoying streaming, keep putting this question

From Nero 2018 product generation you can stream Movies and TV shows with Nero from your PC to your smart TV.

Before Nero 2018 product generation Nero MediaHome could not differentiate between private videos, movies, and TV shows. With Nero 2018 this has changed for all Nero products including Nero MediaHome: Nero Platinum 2018, Nero Standard 2018, Nero Video 2018, Nero MediaHome 2018.

Moreover, prior versions of Nero MediaHome used to merge ‘photos’ and ‘videos’ into one media category, and could only be separated by filtering. Regarding this  aspect, many users voted for a separate display of the two categories, anyway.

In order to make this happen, Nero MediaHome has seen a restructuring of its media category views while keeping the well-accepted workflows and features.  Now, the following media categories are available:

  • My Photos
  • My Videos
  • My Slideshows
  • Music
  • Movies
  • TV-Shows

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Having individual categories, now, lets a user more easily find and play media in Nero MediaHome, and also enables him to access his dedicated ‘Movies’ and ‘TV Shows’.

In Nero MediaHome library options, PC folders that include Movies / TV Shows have to be flagged as ‘Movies’  or ‘TV Shows‘ manually, and will be indexed accordingly, afterwards. This is a standard procedure for such a feature set.

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Once the indexing is finished, ‘Movies’ and ‘TV Shows’ will be automatically displayed with their clear name and an associated movie posters. If existing, ‘TV Shows’ will be shown with their given season and episode.

On the right hand side, within the browsing view of ‘Movies‘ or ’TV Shows‘ users will find dedicated meta-data windows allowing them to individually edit each title’s name, the director, actors and the like, select a range of movie poster, or add their own ones.

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Using the free App for iOS and Android ‘Nero Streaming Player’ on their smartphone or tablet, users also have access to all media categories used in Nero MediaHome library, including ‘Movies’ & ‘TV Shows’. Now, they can comfortably play them to their Smart TV connected to the same network as their PC, and smartphone. They just need to select ’Play from PC‘ in Nero Streaming Player home page and within the playback window need to select their TV set. Now, they can enjoy full browsing and playback control of their PC right at their fingertips.

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With such new functions included, users will realize that NeroMediaHome and Nero Streaming Player come with strong new features and quite a range of additional use cases. We believe they will like these a lot.

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How can I send my exported vertical video back to my smartphone easily?

This works fast and easily via ‘Nero MediaHome WiFi Sync App’.

Within your vertical project in Nero Video select the export function. Select the option ‘Add to Nero MediaHome Library’ in the export screen for your vertical video. When the export is finished open Nero MediaHome and you will see your vertical video listed (more on that further down).NMH library EN

Install the free App ‘Nero MediaHome WiFi Sync’ via Google Play (Android) or App Store (iOS) on your smartphone or tablet.

Make sure Nero MediaHome and Nero MediaHome WiFi Sync are logged in to the same network.

Make suere Nero MediaHome on your PC is running. While connected to the same network open Nero MediaHome WiFi Sync on your mobile device and switch it on. Nero MediaHome WiFi Sync will show your instance of Nero MediaHome. Click on it to activate the connection.NMH WiFi Sync_small

Nero MediaHome on your PC will now show your mobile device in the device view top left.

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Select your prior exported vertical video in Nero MediaHome and drag it to your mobile device top left, as shown here. The transmission will start right away. The status can be checked bottom left.

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Now, on your mobile device open your preferred video player and play your vertical video.

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If you are utilizing the free App ‘Nero Streaming Player’ (Android/iOS) you will be able to watch your vertical video on your device or directly play it on Smart TV in the living room.

The description and procedures as laid out here adequately work for sending wide screen video to your smartphone and for streaming it to your TV.

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What can I do with Nero Streaming Player?

Just came back from your vacation and your Smartphone is packed with all the nice memories captured as images or videos? Now, your family and friends are eager to watch it, but it’s no fun showing it on the small screen of your smartphone.

‘Nero Streaming Player App’ is a clever and easy to use solution for playing photos and videos on your smartphone wireless to the big Smart TV screen in the living room.

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‘Nero Streaming Player App’ works on your smartphone or tablet, no matter if iOS or Android.  Just play files from your mobile device to any UPnP/DLNA enabled Smart TV or other Wi-Fi® media players in your home network – all without the need for cables or plugs.

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Nero Streaming Player App also allows you to play media like photos, slide shows, videos, music, movies & TV shows from your PC to your Smart TV. Moreover you can use your smartphone as a remote control for browsing and playing all your media files from the PC.  So just lean back and enjoy your slide show or movie with family and friends.

  • Stream music, photos, and videos from your smartphone directly to your Smart TV
  • Browse media on your PC  (photos, slide shows, videos, music, movies, TV shows) via the App on your mobile device and stream them to your TV
  • Stream media from your mobile device to another mobile device that runs ‘Nero Receiver App’
  • Stream media stored on your PC to a mobile device that runs ‘Nero Receiver App’
  • Play photos located on your PC as slide shows with automatic transitions and music on the big TV screen
  • Sort and play your music based on artist, album cover, title, or genre, and stream to a DLNA receiver
  • Make your smartphone become a remote control for volume, stop, pause, next/previous title
  • Available for Android and iOS devices
  • For streaming via the PC, Nero MediaHome must run on your PC

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What can I do with Nero Receiver?

Stream videos, photos & music via your PC in your home network and play your media wirelessly on your mobile device with super easy to use ‘Nero Receiver’ App.

  • Stream videos, photos & music to your tablet in the garden!
  • Listen to PC music playlists on your smartphone in the bedroom!
  • Friends came over? Show some photos & slideshows sitting on the couch!

Also stream media files between different mobile devices within the same WiFi network – even platform independent. E.g. use Nero Streaming Player App on one mobile device as a wireless media server and via Nero Receiver App let your second mobile device become your wireless media player. Nero Receiver App is also compatible with numerous other UPnP / DLNA media servers and media player apps.

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Nero Receiver provides you with an easy and high quality solution!

  • Play photos, videos & music stored on the PC to your mobile device
  • Stream music and music playlists
  • Stream photos and slideshows
  • Cast single videos or several videos in a row
  • Play any media file from Media Player® to your tablet or mobile
  • Cast media files using other UPnP / DLNA media servers – also media server apps
  • Pause or stop media playback and skip titles using your smartphone

Special features in combination with Nero MediaHome

  • Transcoding: always stream in device-compatible format
  • Face Recognition: automatic categorization of your photo library
  • Geo Tagging: sort photos by places you have visited
  • Themed Slideshows: stream slideshows with automatic intro/outro, transitions & music

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New versions of Nero Streaming Player App available!

New versions of Nero Streaming Player App are live now.
Check details for your mobile operating system below.

Nero Streaming Player iOS 1.0.46

  • Select content from your album
  • Play your albums to TV wirelessly
  • Direct access to Nero KnowHow App (when installed)
  • Downloaded videos from the Internet now play in correct orientation
  • Issues with using the home function fixed
  • Some minor bug fixes

Nero Streaming Player Android 1.0.38

  • Less memory consumption and better performance
  • Direct access to Nero KnowHow App (when installed)
  • Some minor bug fixes

 

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