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DLNA Windows 10: Turn Computer Into a DLNA Server

Written by Jason

How to turn your Windows 10 computer into a DLNA media server? Is the system-level DLNA the only solution for DLNA Windows 10? Which is the best way to have a DLNA server to access computer-based 4K 1080p HD movies? You can find answers corresponding to the questions above!

Easily Turn Windows 10 as DLNA Media Server – You Need 5KPlayer

Probably the best method to get DLNA Windows 10 is the free 5KPlayer: It's utmost easy to turn your computer into a DLNA server with the small widget – 5KPlayer to access 720p 1080p movies, TV shows, videos in MP4 MOV MKV from an Android phone or Android TV. Also support wireless streaming media with Apple's AirPlay technology, now click to download it below:

5KPlayer free DLNA server

Turn on DLNA Server Windows 10

Step 1: By downloading & installing 5KPlayer, you computer is able to connect to DLNA-compliant devices using the DLNA protocol. To turn on the DLNA server Windows 10, hit on the "AirPlay + DLNA" tab on the main UI, and turn "DLNA service" to turn when the service status shows "Running" and you're good to go.

Tips and Notes;
Once turned on, the computer works perfectly as a PS4 media server if you have a PlayStation console, it also helps your Apple TV access all content therein as long as you install DLNA-compliant APPs for the Apple TV.

Turn on DLNA Server Windows 10

How to Add More Movies to DLNA Media Servers?

Step 1: First and for most, associate 5KPlayer to all the media files on your computer that you want to put to DLNA streaming. To do this, you'll need to visit "Library" to associate all media files to your player.

Step 2: Before the "YouTube" tab you'll see the icon "DLNA" which signifies that all videos, movies download from YouTube are automatically put into the DLNE media server, you can always use 5KPlayer to download more videos from YouTube, Vevo, and more movie streaming websites to enrich your DLNA media server library.

Add movies to DLNE server

Step 3: If you need to add a play list of movies into the DLNA media server, click on the "DLNA" that's greyed out next to the play list name. When the word turns blue from grey, then the playlist of movies, videos and TV shows are already added into your DLNA media server

Part 2: How to Activate DLNA Windows 10 without 3rd-Party Tools?

Have you made up your mind between 3rd-party DLNA media server like 5KPlayer or staying with Windows 10 DLNA local? If you need more wireless streaming options, choosing 5KPlayer can certainly make you wow as it's capable of DLNA streaming to Apple TV, and sports AirPlay mirroring function to mirror content from computer to Apple TV as well as stream PC to Xbox or stream PC to Samsung smart TV. Now click to download it below.

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