[tl;dr] Python as quick media server

Python as a quick media server

At times when you want to watch a movie on your phone or just want to transfer photos to a couple of friends, it’s quite boring to transfer it through a data cord or Bluetooth. And if you don’t have the patience to go onto the internet and download an appropriate app like AirDroid, that’ll make your life a lot easier, you can just use this python command on linux.

Step 1: Open terminal and type


and note down the IP address.

Step 2: Then type:

python -m SimpleHTTPServer

Step 3: Open the web browser on your phone and enter the IP address and the port (Eg:

You can now browse your files on your phone and if you have MX video player, you can stream too.

P.S – You need to be connected to the same WiFi network.

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