Throw in use

Play your mobile content on any device with the new Throw feature

Yesterday we announced the Xperia Z, which includes the new feature Throw. This feature lets you seamlessly play your music, and share videos and photos on your smartphone on another device.  With only a few clicks, you can easily connect your phone to a TV or a speaker by using screen mirroring, DLNA or Bluetooth®. To enable this seamless wireless content sharing, we have developed the Throw software engine which helps optimise and streamline your experience.  Read on for more details about how Throw works!

The Throw feature is integrated in the WALKMAN®, Album and Movies apps on recent Xperia™ smartphones, including Xperia™ T as well as the just announced Xperia™ Z and Xperia™ ZL (in other models, such as Xperia™ S, the feature is called Play on device.) With Throw, you’ll find that both the user interface, as well as the software, have been improved compared to previous versions. Now when you enjoy a music track, photo or movie on your phone, the Throw feature lets you pair your devices and play your content on a TV or speaker directly from the WALKMAN®, Album and Movies apps. This means you don’t have to go to the Settings menu to pair the devices.

The Throw icon – simply touch it to play your content on another device.

The Throw feature supports a range of different carrier technologies, to always be able to play your content in an optimised way:

  • TV – DLNA, screen mirroring.
  • Speaker – DLNA, Bluetooth®.

Use Throw to easily play your content on another device

Screenshots from the WALKMAN® app showing how you can access the Throw feature from the menu.

So how does it work then? Well, when you’re watching a video or photo, or when you’re playing your favourite music in one of Sony’s media applications – WALKMAN®, Album and Movies – you can “throw” your content to another device simply by choosing Throw  in the user interface. Then a list of all available devices appears and you can easily select the one you want to play your content on. In addition, the throw icon will appear in the Sony media applications as soon as a DLNA device or a paired Bluetooth® or screen mirroring device is within range.

Screenshot from the Throw UI showing a list of available devices.

If a connected device supports more than one way to connect, the Throw feature automatically selects the most suitable technology for your content. The connection methods are prioritised in the following way:

  1. Screen mirroring
  2. DLNA
  3. Bluetooth®

However, if you want all possible ways to connect to be shown in the list, you can easily define this in the Throw settings.

So, are you eager to check out the Xperia™ Z or the Xperia™ ZL with the improved Throw feature? Drop us a comment below and let us know what you think!

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  1. By Algirdas Išganaitis


    Throw icon does not appier on spotify player :-(

  2. By Rob Compton


    Updated my Z Ultra to the latest version of “Video” and now all I get is “Cannot show media – File format not supported”. I recorded the video on the Z Ultra. What’s been broken?

  3. By Ajay Jain


    Hi, I have a sony Xperia Z-3 & Sony Bravia EX-65. How do i use Throw feature on my mobile to watch movies on my TV

  4. By Lewis Greenwood


    Why is there no support for PS4? I was told that after the lollipop update this would be supported for the z3….

  5. By Gustavo Echeverry


    I tried to connect my Z3 compact to my Bravia TV. I was sreaming some YouTube videos when it stopped working. NOW MY TV IS BRICKED! I can’t do anything, no button of the remote is working except the power button. I get a black screen all the time. I disconnect the power cord, turn off the cell phone and nothing seems to work.

  6. By Ahmed Kamel


    why i can’t hear music on my bluetooth headset although they are paired but the throw feature doesn’t accept the headset as when i try to pair with the headset through the feature i got this message ” could not connect to the selected device “

    • By Anna Aleryd



      Thank you for your comment! For a product-related question like this one, you need to contact Xperia care. The support forum over at is a good place to start.

      Best regards,
      Anna from Developer World

  7. By Solem 446


    I have Xperia z3 and can’t find my smart Samsung TV in throw feature
    any advice ???

    • By Anna Aleryd



      Thank you for your question. For a product related question like this one, please contact Xperia Care. The support forum over at is a good place to start!

      Best regards,
      Anna from Developer World

  8. By Aldi Alga Fiqih


    So confused, i face the problem when my xperia connected to the wifi the throw icon always appear on walkman player. So i just want to remove this icon but until tis time i never find the solution. I need advice what should i do to removing the throw icon on walkman player? Thanks.

  9. By Elie Chobok


    I cant play music on my xperia c after i throw them, it ceeps on showing loading, any solution ?

    • By Anna Aleryd



      For a product-related question like this one, you need to contact Xperia Care. The support forum over at is a good place to start!

      Best regards,
      Anna from Developer World

  10. By Anwar ul Haq


    I have Sony Xperia C3 dual, throw is not working on Bluetooth, can anyone help please??

    • By Brahim Kadrijaj


      yes sure you can just connect the ps3 to wifi open youtube on ps3 ,connect your phone with the same wifi you connect your ps3 than open youtube on your z3 open any video and you will see the throw icon touch it and enjoy watching movies 😀 its easier with a chromecast :)

  11. By angel ricardo


    Porke al activar el throw en mi Xperia z se desconecta el intrenet ke estoy por wifi??? Graxx….

    • By angel ricardo


      Porke al Activar el throw en mi Xperia z se desconecta el ke intrenet ke estoy por wifi ??? Graxx

  12. By Shannon Woods


    How can u throw so I can watch videos from my xperia z3 compact to my ps3 or can’t you

    • By Alan Pugliese


      PS4 will let you “throw” media to it. The PS3 had a “media server” program that wanted you to “throw” the PS3 at a wall, and buy a PS4.

  13. By William Andreassen


    Does, the trow app work with other music apps?

  14. By Natalie K


    I have an Xperia Z2, and used to be able to throw to my Xbox 360 … now I am unable. Anyone else having this issue?

    • By Anna Aleryd


      Hi Natalie K,

      Sorry to hear you experience an issue with your device. For this kind of question, you need to contact Xperia Care. The support forum over at is a good place to start!

      Best regards,
      Anna from Developer World

  15. By David Wozencroft


    This app is stuck on repeat for all songs been an issue for way to long now. Should have stuck with apple airplay is the most reliable.

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