New Versions of Nero Streaming Player available for iOS and Android

New versions of Nero Streaming Player are available for iOS and Android. Please get the new version via the App Stores or just update the installed version on your device.

New in iOS Version 1.2.2 

  • Supports iOS 11
  • Check the connected UPnP devices in your home network (see below)
  • Some bug fixes

New in Android Version 1.1

  • Check the connected UPnP devices in your home network (see below)
  • Some bug fixes


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Is a full version of Nero BackItUp included in Nero Suite Products?

The full version of ‘Nero BackItUp’ is part of Nero Platinum 2018 and will be installed together with the Suite product. Also access it via Nero 2018 Platinum start screen.

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With ‘Nero BackItUp’ you can do regular backups and easily restore your valuable data. Now even access and restore backups created with former versions of ‘Nero BackItUp’.

Also make use of the free mobile App version of ‘Nero BackItUp’ for Android to simply backup your mobile data including phone data and messages – even wirelessly.

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What’s new in Nero Platinum 2018

Nero 2018 Platinum is THE standard multimedia software that helps you mastering your digital life with photos, videos, and music on so many devices in ubiquity.

Nero 2018 Platinum puts an end to major pain points by allowing users to easily clean up their footage, and to perfectly create and play content faster, quicker, and easier than ever in best quality on any device.

Get your image archive cleaned up, safely by removing duplicate images.

Use the fully integrated ‘Nero BackItUp’ as part of Nero Platinum 2018 and do your regular backups. In case restore your valuable data easily. Now even access and restore backups created with former versions of ‘Nero BackItUp’.

Get your personal archive of movies & TV shows in shape via specialized organizing and playback views with movie titles and movie covers being added automatically. Now, stream your media archive with movies and TV shows to the TV in the living room, and comfortably make use of Nero Streaming Player App as a remote control.

‘Vertical Video ready‘ means that you now can import native vertical video from your smartphone, edit it vertically with all the bells and whistles of a powerful video editor, and export it to native vertical video format.

Also make use of outstanding vertical video design themes for auto-editing your vertical video footage. Then share your greatly enhanced vertical video via YouTube, Facebook and other social media channels. Also impress yourself and other people by putting your vertical video with cool new design back to your mobile device in native format.

Utilize the 1-click black bar remover and boost up your non-widescreen video & photo footage in any picture format (4:3, 3:2, 1:1, 2:3, 9:16, etc.) for viewing it in widescreen format. For example have the black bars in your digitized 4:3 VHS footage or your vertical smartphone photos and videos nicely compensated when watching your movie files or your video disc on the wide screen TV in the living room.

Utilize 18 fresh new movie design templates including unique drag & drop effect-zones for auto-editing your personal movie to show off with

Utilize 18 new disc menu templates for your Hollywood style video disc

Free Nero 360 VR App lets you watch 360 panorama photos on your Win 10 PC



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What is the ‘Effect Drop Zone’ in Nero movie themes?

Nero Video includes a whole range of new MovieThemes, where intro/outro as well as the main part of the movie have seen quite some upgrades in design.

A unique feature within the intro and outro sequence of the new MovieTheme templates is a so called ‘effect drop zone’.

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In Intro and Outro, you now can better personalize your movie by simply dragging photos or videos into the preview window or timeline.

The dropped asset will automatically be integrated into the animation pattern of the template giving your video a real wow effect.

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Also, note that the main movie part now has integrated dedicated video effects per template like focus/out of focus (Tilt Shift), nostalgic effects, slow-motion, etc.

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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


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.


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.


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.


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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