Posted by Kaylee Wood | Last update: April 28, 2020
From the official statistics, there are over four billion DLNA-certified or UPnP-enabled devices supporting UPnP/DLNA media streaming from UPnP media server Windows 10. Your Samsung phone, Sony TV, PS 3/4 or Xbox 360/One has got ready to communicate with your Windows computer, and now it's your task to get an ideal UPnP media server to gain endless videos music to realize multi-screen media sharing.
UPnP Server Windows 10 5KPlayer installed, and your computer will turn into an UPnP media server with numerous videos music files. Just connect your computer and DLNA-compliant devices to the same network, and your Android, TV, PS or Xbox will access the media library on computer to realize multi-screen share.
What is UPnP?
After grasping what is UPnP, you have more probability to select a good UPnP media server for Windows 10/8/7 computer. UPnP, commonly more known as DLNA, is a protocol like AirPlay designed to discover and connect devices in the same network for multi-screen media streaming and sharing. In essence, the UPnP compliant device with a DLNA player/renderer could play what are streamed from other UPnP devices and it can also offer media resources for other UPnP devices to access if it acts as the UPnP server or DLNA media server.
However, the fact is that there are many DLNA compliant renderers for Windows while DLNA media server Windows 10 is rare to see. If you want to turn your computer into an UPnP server with multiple media files for wireless share, this place includes the best way.
5KPlayer – Best Free UPnP Media Server for Windows 10/8/7
Though Windows Media Player is by default the UPnP media server for Windows 10/8/7, we do not suggest it for its limit in supported formats and complexity of network settings. To help you get the easiest way to enjoy the benefit of UPnP, we think 5KPlayer is the most ideal one.
As long as you connect your computer and other DLNA-certified devices to the same network, 5KPlayer will instantly become an DLNA server Windows 10, DLNA compatible player/renderer and DLNA controller. It plays videos music from Android, iPhone, tablets, etc and DLNA streaming media from PC to smart TV, Xbox One/360, PS 3/4, speakers, etc DLNA-certified devices without choke. Any ripped or downloaded media files could be added to 5KPlayer UPnP media server to allow DLNA compatible devices to access.
Step 1. Connect your Windows 10 computer and DLNA-certified device like Samsung TV to the same WiFi network.
Step 2. Activate 5KPlayer UPnP Function.
1. Click on "DLNA AirPlay" icon on the main UI of 5KPlayer or choose Settings on the top right corner of 5KPlayer.
2. Turn on the DLNA service and DLNA device to make sure the Service status and Device status is Running.
Step 3. Add Media Files to 5KPlayer UPnP Media Server.
1. Go back to the main UI of 5KPlayer and click on Library.
2. Click on DLNA Server to add media files to 5KPlayer by clicking the Add Folder or Add Files icon.
3. Click Add Files and then choose the media files to 5KPlayer DLNA media server.
Step 4. Access 5KPlayer UPnP Media Server on DLNA Devices.
1. Open your smart TV, and find the search icon.
2. Search 5KPlayer server.
3. Choose the media files in 5KPlayer to play with your TV.
Any DLNA-certified device with search function could access 5KPlayer media library to realize multi-screen DLNA media streaming, and the device could be PlayStation 3/4, Xbox 360/One, Speaker, smart TV, DLNA streaming to Apple TV etc. Besides, you could use 5KPlayer as a DLNA player and DLNA controller to have more fun.
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