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DLNA Windows 10: Turn Computer Into a DLNA Server

Posted by Kaylee Wood | Last update: April 28, 2020

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

Part 1: How to Turn Computer As DLNA Media Server with 5KPlayer?

5KPlayer is a 3-in-1 media hub that allows you not only to turn computer into a DLNA server but also download and play media content, all free of charge. First download, install and launch this DLNA server software before making it your DLNA media server Windows 10.

How to Turn Computer Into a DLNA Server with 5KPlayer?

Step 1: Let's assume you have successfully installed 5KPlayer for your Windows computer. It won't require any more actions to directly stream video music from the DLNA server to a smart TV. You only need to click on the "DLNA" icon on the top-right corner of the software > choose the target DLNA receiver to start streaming video or music.

Tip and Notes:
Make sure that both the computer with 5KPlayer installed and your smart TV are connected to the same WiFi, once you see the device icon under the "device discovered" status chart, you may start streaming from the DLNA server to the smart TVS.

 enable DLNA streaming on Windows

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

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

To turn on the DLNA Windows 10 feature to wirelessly stream videos, movies without 3rd-party software applications, you'll need to follow the steps below:

enable DLNA media server Windows 10

First open the "Control Panel" and search for "media streaming", when you see the "Network and Sharing Center" tab, find the "Media streaming options" and click on it. Next, click on "Turn on media streaming" to enable DLNA Windows 10.

You'll need to finish a set of configurations including naming your media library, choosing the visibility of DLNA devices, and other media streaming settings. Proceed with the rest of the steps to set up DLNA Windows 10.

By the time you successfully connect your media streaming box to computer successfully with Windows 10, you have turned a Windows 10 computer into DLNA server in this method.

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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