Article ID : 00016808 / Last Modified : 08/16/2015

How to set up a DLNA server using Serviio software with a Windows operating system.

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By setting up your computer as a Digital Living Network Alliance® (DLNA) server, you can stream media, such as music, photos or video, over your network to a DLNA®-supported device. DLNA devices include certain televisions, Blu-ray Disc® players and Blu-ray Disc Home Theater systems, HiFi component systems and computers. Once the DLNA server and device are set up and connected properly, the device can access media from the Apple® iTunes® application and iPhoto® libraries, as well as other locations on the computer.

Follow the procedure below to set up the Serviio® software:

IMPORTANT:

  • The computer and the DLNA device must be connected to the same network for this procedure to work.
  • If you are using third-party firewall or security software, you may have to configure it to allow network access for the Serviio software.
  1. Using a computer, download and install the latest Serviio software from the Serviio website.
  2. Once the installation is complete, click Start on the computer and select Programs.
  3. Select Start Serviio.

To view pictures, movies or to listen to music on a DLNA-capable Internet video device, follow these steps:

NOTE: For model-specific information regarding the type of files that are supported, refer to the manual supplied with the Internet video device. Manuals are posted on your model support page.

  1. Connect your Internet video device to an active Internet connection.
  2. From the menu of the device, select either Music, Movies or Photos.
  3. Select the desired server to access the content.