Digital living network alliance (DLNA) is a standard that enables the sharing of images, audios, and videos from a network device or a PC to Roku or a Smart TV. It makes it easier for a person to watch movies he or she has on other devices.
Before we start with the process to connect a Roku to a Windows DLNA Media server, let us dig deep into what Digital Living Network Alliance is.
DLNA is referred to as a service, which you can run on a computer and enable access to its media library on other devices on your home network. This is the easiest and quickest way to share the media library from your PC to other devices on your home network.
Here in this guide, you are going to create a DLNA server on Windows 10 PC. After that, you will connect your media services such as smartphones, tablets, streaming media players, and smart TVs.
1) Enable Media Streaming
The first thing that we need to do is to turn on the media streaming server.
Step 1: Launch the Start menu and then go to Settings.
Step 2: Click on Network and Internet.
Step 3: Select Wi-Fi (If your PC uses a wireless connection) or an ethernet connection (If your PC has a wired connection).
Step 4: Go to the right and select Network and Sharing Center.
Step 5: Choose media streaming options given on the left.
Step 6: Click on Turn on media streaming.
Step 7: Name your media library and then click on Ok.
2) Shared Files
After that, you need to ensure that you are sharing the files that you need to share.
3) Roku Media Player Check
The Roku media player is available with a free streaming app, which can have access to the DLNA media server. In almost all cases, this app is already installed on your Roku player but this app can be removed from your player because of not being used or due to an accident. However, there is nothing to worry about as it is fast and easy to reinstall.
Steps to follow to do a Roku media player check.
4) Install the Roku Media Player
Mentioned below are the steps that you need to follow in order to install your Roku media player.
5) Roku Media Player