How to Stream Media From Your iPhone to Your PS3 Without Jailbreaking

By , Jan 5, 2012

Between its AirPlay feature and the Apple TV, Apple has made streaming media content from your iPhone to your TV extremely simple. But those that don’t own an Apple TV will find the task a bit more complicated.

Luckily, it’s not too difficult for folks with a Sony PS3 system. Last year, we showed you how to stream media from your iPhone to your PS3 using a jailbreak app. And now we’re going to show you how to do it without jailbreaking.

Using the iMediaShare application, you can use your iPhone to sling music, pictures, and videos to your PS3 with ease. Some of you may have already heard of the program, but for those that haven’t, this app could be a game-changer.

As long as you have a wireless network setup in your home, an iOS device and a PS3, you can use iMediaShare to wirelessly stream media to your TV set. It’s extremely simple, and can be done by following these few easy steps:

Step 1. Download iMediaShare from the App Store (the free version works just fine), and launch it.

Step 2. Turn on your PS3, and make sure both it and your iOS device are on the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 3. Your iDevice should pop up on your PS3 under the Music, Video and Photo Gallery tabs, and you should be able to navigate through your content on either your PS3 or using the iMediaShare app.

Step 4. That’s it! Select which media you want to stream, kick back, and enjoy.

If your device doesn’t populate in one of the above-mentioned tabs, navigate to Settings > Network Settings > Media Server Connection on your PS3 and make sure that it says “Enabled.” You can also manually search for media servers in the same menu.

I’ve noticed that my PS3 doesn’t always recognize my iPhone right away, so don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t happen immediately. And aside from that small problem, I haven’t had any other issues with the software. Surprising.

If you already own a PS3, and don’t have access to an Apple TV, this app is definitely worth checking out. iMediaShare is available in the App Store, and comes in both free and premium flavors. The latter has more features and costs $2.99.

What do you think of iMediaShare? Do you know of a better app that does the same thing?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002425623824 Beryt Passenheim

    works with every dlna or upnp product like a mede8er or similar too

  • http://twitter.com/MaartenWigman Maarten

    Also working with Itunes (For example, rent a movie and play on the tv) ??

  • http://twitter.com/leventhalito Lion L

    Mine stays on starting service forever… doesn’t go any further, anyone knows why?

  • http://twitter.com/BlueSpArKyB Bhavesh Patel

    is there anyway of doin this on xbox 360

    • http://www.facebook.com/ryanjames.christensen Ryan James Christensen

      I think you can just plug your iPod/iPhone into the 360

  • http://twitter.com/mauri7A A!@n

    I have an iphone 4s and tried it on my ps3 but it doesnt work. I try scanning for media servers but it doesnt find imediashare, it just finds my HOME-PC.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vim18 Vimal Bansal

    Doesn’t show up on the PS3 for me :(

  • http://twitter.com/mauri7A A!@n

    I tried it on my xbox 360 too and it doesnt show either. Maybe it doesnt work with iphones.

  • http://twitter.com/luiber93 Luis Bermudez

    Doesnt support multitasking :( using iPad and it works!

  • Anonymous

    AirMusic is better, and easier.

    • Willem

      Thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zacksloane Zachary Sloane

    Doesn’t have support for Pandora….it appears. That’s all I really want. I will be buying myself an Apple TV today for AirPlay streaming directly. This is an annoying workaround at best.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1132107994 Хамза Хадуш

    This is a fucking awesome app, i was going to change to android because it supports dlna better but with this app, i decided not to, it’s freaking awesome
    good for the ppl who heard about it for the 1st time

  • http://www.facebook.com/rene.mcarthur Rene McArthur

    this thing rocks !!!!!1

  • Pierre Clarke

    what if my phone is already jailbroken?

  • http://www.facebook.com/simone.denadai Simone De Nadai

    I use “sync:stream” available for free in the AppStore, it’s only for stream music but it’s great! :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/NguyenDinhCanhVien Kevin Nguyen

    it’s not 2.99 any more..4.99 now as of sept. 2012…

  • jay

    App works great for letting me access my iphone pics through the ps3 but it is not allowing my to watch videos I’ve recorded. Any suggestions?

  • Turer

    I’m using ArkMC for sending YouTube content to XBox360 and Sony DLNA TV. It streams HD videos from channels I like unless selected by iMediaShare.
    And I can watch/share videos I’ve recorded by phone or copied to it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/OmesKsu Serkan O Karasu

    THANK YOU!!!
    And you an stream through pandora through just hooking it uo to any third oarty device and it plays i only use it in my house and ca plus international radio as well

  • dangery

    is thate any app for streaming online video(movie)? cose ps3 not supporting flashplayer(((

  • http://www.facebook.com/arshad.pahad Arshad Pahad

    Mine connects seamlessly but videos which come out clear And not jerky do not stream properly to my ps3, any ideas? Perhaps I need a faster router?

  • Ole

    ArkMC goes smoothly!
    Not only to PS3 but Xbox too

  • http://www.facebook.com/shannon.contest Shannon Contest

    this is awesome. thanks!

  • justdave007

    Very handy, solved an important problem, big speakers but no way to blast the neighbours with them. :)

  • Willem

    Doesn’t work very well, lucky to get 20 seconds of music to play at one time.

  • http://twitter.com/FeaturedPixels Featured Pixels

    If you close the App it stops

  • Cory Long

    I can connect, navigate, and then only play about 10 seconds of a song before I get a media server error. BUT… I found I could use this to copy the files to the PS3 then play the songs with out using the iPhone at all!

  • http://twitter.com/paulskiogorki paulskiogorki

    I’d like an app like this, only one that lets me use the iPad to control browsing etc, instead of the ps3 interface, which sucks. Anyone?

  • iAsianNepali

    I am only able to see personal items. Can you please help me?

  • http://www.facebook.com/christoff008 Christoff Oosthuysen

    Any advice for streaming movies bought on iTunes? The app sorks fine for video taken with / stored on the iPhone and iPad, but cant get bought iTunes movies to stream. Have reverted to old dtyle cable now! But would love to be able to stream iTunes movies to my TV via PS3:

  • Mandip

    Hi… Im slightly confused as to why this app is using the same amount of memory on my iphone 5 as are the pictures and recorded videos? Surely it should just look them up without copying them again within imediashare and take up the same amount of space again? Pls advise…. Thanks

  • J Thompson

    Great workaround to stream content from your iPhone on your PS3. If live outside USA, you can use tools like UnoTelly to get around the geo block and access Netflix

  • Geir Hansen

    Oops, I downloaded Mediaserver and not iMediaserver by mistake, then it will of course not work. Please notice there are two different apps with almost the same name! :-)