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Change DLNA Media Server Name in Windows 10 and Windows 11

DLNA media streaming allows you to share media from your account’s personal Music, Pictures, PlayLists, and Videos folders to other users (same computer), computers, and DLNA supported devices on your network. It also allows you to receive media from other computers and DLNA supported devices.

If you turned on DLNA media streaming, your media library will automatically show as a media server in File Explorer > This PC on all devices you allowed to share you media library with.

If you have a local account, your media library name will be the same as your account name by default.

If you have a Microsoft account, your media library name will be the same as the email address used for your Microsoft account.

This tutorial will show you how to change the name of your media library for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11 used as the media server name on allowed devices.

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Add or Remove Media Server in Windows 11 File Explorer

DLNA media streaming allows you to share media from your account’s personal Music, Pictures, PlayLists, and Videos folders to other users (same computer), computers, and DLNA supported devices on your network. It also allows you to receive media from other computers and DLNA supported devices.

If you turned on DLNA media streaming, your media library will automatically show as a media server in File Explorer > This PC on all devices you allowed to share you media library with.

You can remove a media server someone allowed your Windows device to access if you no longer want this media server to show in your File Explorer > This PC.

You can also always add the removed media server back to show in your File Explorer > This PC so long as your Windows device is still allowed to access the shared media library.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a media server in File Explorer > This PC for all users in Windows 11.

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Allow or Block DLNA Media Streaming Devices in Windows 10 and Windows 11

DLNA media streaming allows you to send your music, pictures, and videos to other computers and DLNA supported devices on your network. It also allows you to receive media from other computers and DLNA supported devices.

If you turned on DLNA media streaming, any media device detected on your network will automatically get added to the allow/block list and default streaming settings will be applied to it.

If you remove a media device from the list, it will automatically get added back if detected on your network again, and will have default streaming settings applied to it.

You can allow or block media devices to access your shared media.

This tutorial will show you how to allow or block DLNA media streaming devices access to your shared media for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Remove DLNA Media Streaming Device in Windows 10 and Windows 11

DLNA media streaming allows you to send your music, pictures, and videos to other computers and DLNA supported devices on your network. It also allows you to receive media from other computers and DLNA supported devices.

If you turned on DLNA media streaming, any media device detected on your network will automatically get added to the allow/block list and default streaming settings will be applied to it.

If you have a media device you no longer use on the list, you can remove it.

This tutorial will show you how to remove a media device from the media streaming list for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Customize DLNA Media Streaming Settings in Windows 10 and Windows 11

DLNA media streaming allows you to send your music, pictures, and videos to other computers and DLNA supported devices on your network. It also allows you to receive media from other computers and DLNA supported devices.

If you turned on DLNA media streaming, you can choose what is streamed by default to all or specific computers and devices on your network.

This tutorial will show you how to customize DLNA media streaming settings for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable DLNA Media Streaming in Windows 10 and Windows 11

DLNA media streaming allows you to send your music, pictures, and videos to other computers and DLNA supported devices on your network. It also allows you to receive media from other computers and DLNA supported devices.

If you turn on media streaming, your current network profile and firewall settings will be modified. You should only turn on media streaming on networks that you trust, such as home or work networks.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off DLNA media streaming for your account or all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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