Article ID : 00094430 / Last Modified : 11/04/2018

What is Wi-Fi Direct mode and what's required to use it??

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It is a convenient way when family and friends come over to share their favorite music, video, or latest pictures through your home wireless network. The advantage of connecting by Wi-Fi Direct™ allows you to leave your network untouched, without unnecessary data traffic or opening access to other devices on your local network. The Wi-Fi Direct mode provides direct wireless connectivity with compatible devices without having to use the access point of a wireless network router. Devices that are Wi-Fi Direct compatible can send pictures or music wirelessly directly to the TV. The feature allows you to have up to 5 users registered at once, sharing or throwing media onto the TV.

To get started using this, you need the following:

  • A Wi-Fi Direct compliant Android™ device or Apple®mobile digital device that is connected wirelessly to the TV.
  • A Wi-Fi Direct capable BRAVIA® TV.

    NOTE: Some models require the UWABR100 USB Wireless LAN Adapter to be connected to the TV and a software update to enable this feature. For model-specific information refer to the operating instructions supplied with the product.

  • A DLNA® controller application (App) downloaded and installed on the device. The App plays or pushes the content stored on the device to the TV.

NOTE: Select models produced after January of 2012 include a Standby setting for Wi-Fi Direct that will allow you to pair your already registered devices without re-launching Wi-Fi Direct mode. See the i-manual on the TV for further details.