The use of DLNA is mostly restricted to stream content all across various devices. This may be used within the newest OS. It works rather well with Windows 8 drivers. However, you will need to change the network sharing settings DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance). This happens to be a non-profit group having over 250 alliance members constituted in 2003 by Sony. This is meant to let interoperability in order to share digital media in between various consumer devices such as TV, computers, printers, and phones as well as other multimedia devices. Instructions to make use of DLNA on Windows 8 are given below.
- Start off with these instructions by opening the Charms bar. This can be done by moving your mouse pointer over the right corner of your screen. You may also choose to press Windows key + C on Start screen in order to open the Charms bar. Select “Search.”
- Following which, you have to type “Control Panel” in the Search box which is provided on the Search button. Click on the Control Panel icon on the left side of the screen.
- It is then required that you click Hardware and Sound.
- If you happen to be using the Home Group feature for the very first time, you will be required to choose what you want to share
in case another computer has chosen to create a homegroup which you wish to join. You have to change Advanced Sharing settings. Click on the Change advanced sharing settings link.
- Click on the “All Network” tab followed by choosing “Media streaming options.”
- If you find that media streaming is not turned on, you will be prompted to turn it on. To turn it on, click on the Turn on Media streaming option. You will see that the Media Streaming Options opens. Give a name for your Media library. Choose Show devices on: All networks and choose your desired settings.
If the device happens to be DLNA certified, numerous digital devices having different technologies or different architectural designs will connect with each other. DLNA certified devices make use of Plug and Play or UPhP for Media Management.
This discussion on Windows 8 drivers ends here. Have a nice day!