How to Turn your Windows 10 Computer into a DLNA Server?

Experimenting with your gadgets is the basic quality of a geek. Being a geek, have you ever thought of turning your Windows PC into a DLNA server? Well, you can pretty easily get it done. In this post, we will let you know the complete procedure for changing your Windows 10 Computer into a DLNA server.

Using this DLNA server, you will some privileges. You will have the ability to stream content online via Xbox One, Xbox 360 and other similar devices. The only thing you should take of is that the device must support Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA).

You may or may not have heard about DLAN before. Even if you have heard it, you might not know what exactly DLNA refers to. Have a look at the info provided below and get yourself introduced to DLNA.

What is DLNA?

Basically, DLAN refers to Digital Living Network Alliance. It was founded by some group of companies who were really keen to share media content across various devices. However, apart from these companies, it is not at all easy to share to media across different devices.

Setup Windows 10 PC as a DLNA Streaming Server

In today’s world, the Internet has got shit loads of software to convert your PC into a cool DLNA streaming box. But don’t worry about them. Here, we won’t be using any such shitty software or tool. We are going to have a look on the pre-built DLNA option in Windows 10.

Though the process seems to be a little longer than that of software, it is better and more reliable. Also, it will save your data of downloading the software on your PC :p

How to activate DLNA in Windows 10?

To activate DLNA on your Windows PC, follow all the steps mentioned below carefully in order to avoid troubles:

DLNA Server, Windows 10 Computer

  1. Navigate to the “Control Panel” of your Windows 1PC.
  2. Now using the search bar available on the top right corner, search for “Media Streaming”.
  3. You will find it under the section “Network and Sharing Center”. Once you get it, click on it.
  4. After this, click on the option of “Turn on Media Streaming”. This will permit the media streaming servers. You can also configure the servers, in case you wish to, from here.

turn Windows 10 computer into a DLNA streaming server

Note that we can’t aid you in adding the media for streaming as we are not aware of the device you’re using. The only thing you should remember is that the device should be DLNA capable.

Also, make sure that the local networking services are turned on. No matter if it is a Play Station 3 or Xbox one, or anything else, turn it “ON”.

Now once you have connected your media streaming device to your Windows 10 PC, have a look at the files being streamed. This can be easily done by checking for media files being streamed currently by launching Windows Media Player.

Final Verdict

Why did you convert your Windows 10 Computer into a DLNA server? Do let us know your thoughts regarding this in the comment section below. Feel free to ask queries and drop suggestions regarding the procedure. We will try to respond you as soon as possible. And for more amazing content like this, keep following [site name] on all our social media handles