Watching the Microsoft commercial most people don’t realize that the actor is streaming a movie and music.
So how do you stream music to another device in your home?
Turn on streaming
To turn on media streaming in Windows Media Player:
- Click on the Start button (Windows Orb), click All Programs, and then click Windows Media Player (or click your short cut pinned on the taskbar).Click the Switch to Library button in the upper-right corner of Windows Media Player.
- Click on Stream, and click Turn on home media streaming.(Note: This option will not be available on the Stream menu if streaming is already turned on.)
- On the Media streaming options page, click Turn on media streaming.
( You may be prompted for an administrator password or confirmation)
- Click OK.
To Receive the Streaming Media:
Windows Media Player can be used to receive a media stream from another computer or media device on your network (many devices today – TVs, Home Theater Systems and other electronics have a CAT 5 Ethernet cable or WiFi:
- Click on the Start button , click on all Programs, and click Windows MediaPlayer.
(If the Player is currently open and you’re in Now Playing mode, click the
Switch to Library button in the upper-right corner of the Player (or depending on the skin, this can be anywhere on the skin).
- Click another computer’s Player Library on your network listed under Other Libraries in the navigation pane.If you don’t see Other Libraries in the navigation pane perform these steps:
- Click on Organize, and then on click Customize navigation pane.
- At the top of the Customize Navigation Pane dialog box, click the name of the Library in the drop-down list, and then click Other Libraries.
- Select the Show Other Libraries check box, and then click OK.
- Find what you want to play in the details pane, and then double-click it.