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How to enable your PC for media sharing (Windows 7)

Please follow these simple steps to enable your PC for media sharing.

1. On your PC, click on the Windows logo and go to Control Panel

Control Panel

2. Under ‘Network and Internet’ click on Choose homegroup and sharing options

Choose homegroup and sharing options

3. Click on Change advanced sharing settings

Change advanced sharing settings

4. Scroll down and locate Media streaming

Under Media streaming, click on Choose media streaming options

Media streaming

5. The following screen would be displayed

Make sure:

  • Your digital media device (e.g., your home media player, or your wireless Hi-Fi) are in the same local network as your PC
  • Your digital media device (e.g., your home media player, or your wireless Hi-Fi) are set to ‘Allowed’ instead of ‘Blocked’. Select your device and then click ‘OK’ to proceed.
Select the device

6. Configure settings in your music and video library in the PC

  • For example, if you use Windows Media Player as your music and video player, under Stream options, check Allow remote control of my player and Automatically allowed my device to play my media.
Configure settings

7. The streaming settings are now configured

You can now stream the media from your PC to your digital media device.

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