Windows® 7 Features – Remote Media Streaming
Microsoft has made it easier to enjoy your favorite music, videos and pictures even if you are not at home. The software giant’s latest operating system, Windows 7, includes a new and enhanced Remote Media Streaming Feature that allows you to access your Windows Media Player Library over the Internet provided both the computers have Windows 7.
You simply have to go to the Stream menu in Windows Media Player with the online ID and both the computers can be easily connected. If you want to stream to your TV, you just require additional hardware, and by selecting Play To option you can simply stream it. With HomeGroup option it is also possible to stream between your home PCs.
Configuring Remote Media Streaming is same for both remote and Local computers. For consumers and small businesses this feature is of great use as Remote Media streaming in Windows 7 has extended the abilities of media sharing. Microsoft has created a user friendly feature where the user need not worry about the media formats or protocols. To enhance the set up experience media streaming has been merged with HomeGroup feature, where media streaming is enabled and works by default.
Stream menu option also displays configuration options:
- If you want to access the media libraries when you are away, you are required to set the PC.
- Windows 7 PCs are allowed to push media to your player.
- Demands authorization for all home PCs to access your media collection.