Article ID : 00009376 / Last Modified : 03/16/2016

How to use Windows Media Player as a DLNA server to connect your computer to the TV.

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NOTE: Not all TVs are supplied with DLNA® capability. To see if your TV supports the DLNA feature, check the TV specifications. Manuals are posted on your model support page.

This solution provides a step-by-step process to use Windows Media® Player as a DLNA server with the TV. However, if you prefer to view a video, click on the appropriate video link below. Each of the video links below will take you to a YouTube® video that will guide you through a portion of the steps in this solution.

  1. Make sure that a Network Setup has been accurately performed.
  2. Make sure that Media Sharing has been enabled on the computer.
  3. Turn on the TV.
  4. Press the HOME button.
  5. Use the left arrow or right arrow to select Settings.
  6. Use the up arrow or down arrow to select Network.
  7. Press the Select  button.
  8. Select Show/Hide Media Servers.
  9. Press the Select button.
  10. Select the server you wish to display.
  11. If the device that you are looking for does not appear, follow the additional steps:
    1. Press the Options button on the remote.
    2. Select Update List.

    NOTE: If this does not work, select Media Server Troubleshooting.

  12. Once the desired DLNA device is select, use the up arrow or down arrow to select the DLNA Servers.
  13. Press the Select button.
  14. Press the HOME button.
  15. Use the left arrow or right arrow to select Photo, Video, Music.
  16. Use the up arrow or down arrow to select the Windows Media Player icon. Windows Media Player
  17. Press the Select button.
  18. Use the up arrow or down arrow to select the desired media folder to view files.

    NOTE: Sony has provided sample files to test the DLNA feature.

  19. Press the Select button.

NOTE: Files from the network must be in the following formats:

  • Still images: JPEG format
  • Music: MP3 or Linear PCM format
  • Video: AVCHD or MPEG 2 format