Seems DLNA was always there , just needed the right software to get activated. Like the NFC on C7 with Anna.
The Play to app is made in Qt QML with a gorgeous UI and the functionality is no less awesome. What the app does is, automatically search and connect to DLNA compatible devices over WLAN and lets you stream/share your favorite music, videos and photos with your friends.
According to Nokia beta labs, what you need is
What you need
A network with WLAN access is needed as well as a DLNA capable playing device (e.g. TV, A/V amplifier, Blu-ray player or PS3 game console). All devices including mobile must be connected to the same network.
A video demo from Beta Labs :
Hit the break for more info and known issues in this beta app.
Source BetaLabs <— Download app from here
Oh, how many times i have searched for my USB cable to connect the Digital camera to my PC to initiate the process of sharing my pics to the world. As always, i store my stuff locally on the hard disk and then share it on the web through various methods and also if people want a local copy they can always plug in their thumb drive and then just drag and drop. I always used to distribute my stuff locally thru thumb drives and external disks. Somehow Samsung has a likening to this concept and made a concept camera out of it. Have a look :
UCIM concept camera from Samsung
This concept, designed by Jung Eun Park from Samsung ,has three thumb drives in-built(see those three blue strips?) so take a photo, 3 copies are made and stored on the thumb drives. Give it to your friends to copy and wait for them to return it back. There is also a USB port to connect the camera directly to a USB host like a PC or even the Nokia N8.This allows an easier, cheaper and instant sharing of your photos with friends. But it is no match to the mature wireless mobile phone sharing capabilities, still, something is better than nothing, agree ?