The Nokia N96 is both Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) and DLNA Certified (Digital Living Network Alliance).
UPnP enables connection to compatible household media devices over WLAN. Users can share photos, music and video with their friends and families and also store their media to a media server or retrieve media files from a compatible home server. Users can play music stored in the Nokia N96 using the DLNA Certified home stereo system, controlling the playlists and volume levels directly from the Nokia N96. They can also view photos taken using the camera of the Nokia N96 on the compatible TV screen, all controlled with the Nokia N96 over WLAN UPnP. Legacy TVs and stereo systems can be made compatible with a DLNA Certified digital media renderer or by connecting them through a PC that runs media renderer software. This software is supplied with Nokia inbox DVD and as a separate download from Nokia at http://www.nseries.com/connectedhome
NOTE: Media server and media renderer functionalities are both included in the above mentioned software that is provided by Nokia
The DLNA is a body advocating the interoperability of wired and wireless consumer devices, focusing on developing application level interoperability. DLNA certification ensures convenient and intuitive connectivity between DLNA Certified home electronics devices, personal computers, and the Nokia N96. DLNA has certified the Nokia N96 as a Mobile Digital Media Server.
UPnP configuration is managed in the Tools -> Connectivity folder, under "Home media" icon. The home media options only become visible in the Photos after UPnP settings have been successfully completed. UPnP provides an automated IP network configuration, device discovery and service discovery functionalities.