Article ID : 00013400 / Last Modified : 05/25/2022Print

How to set up a DLNA server using the Windows 7 operating system.

    NOTE: Additional Information is available when setting up a DLNA® server with a different computer operating system or media player.

    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 unit. DLNA units include certain TVs, Blu-ray Disc® (BD) players, HiFi component systems and computers. Once the DLNA server and unit are set up and connected properly, the unit can access media from your Windows Media® Player 12 library.

    NOTE: To determine if a unit supports DLNA, check the product specifications and manual. Manuals are posted on your model support page.

    Follow the procedure below to set up the DLNA server:


    • You must be connected to a network for this procedure to work properly.
    • If you are using third-party firewall or security software, you may have to configure it to allow the DLNA server access to your network.
    1. Configure your network location as Home or Work.
    2. Turn on Media Streaming .

    After following the steps above Windows Media Player 12 will be set up as a DLNA server. The steps to connect to the server will differ depending on the features and functionality of the Internet video device. For model-specific information regarding how to access a DLNA server, refer to the manual supplied with the device. Manuals are posted on your model support page.

    If  the Internet video device is unable to detect Windows Media Player 12 as a DLNA server after following these step, you may want to consider using a media server software to set up the DLNA server. The following is a list of suggested media server software:

    • Serviio™ media server
    • Plex™ media solutions
    • Elgato™ Eyeconnect (Apple® Mac OS® operating systems)
    • Twonky™ ecosystems

    NOTE: The third-party software recommended above are provided for your convenience and should be used at your own risk. Sony does not support nor guarantee the reliability of unsupplied 3rd party software.