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How To Enable DLNA Media Server on Windows 10 and Play Your Music on iPhone

Evermusic + Windows 10 DLNA: Front Cover

DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) is a powerful tool that enables you to effortlessly stream various media content, including music, between DLNA-supported devices on your network. The good news is that Windows 10, and previous versions, come with a built-in DLNA feature, eliminating the need for third-party media servers. Here's how to enable DLNA Media Server on Windows 10 and enjoy music streaming on your iPhone.

Enabling DLNA Media Server on Windows 10:

1. Click the 'Start' button.

2. Select the 'Settings' icon.

Evermusic + Windows 10 DLNA: Setup Server

3. On the 'Windows Settings' screen, choose 'Network & Internet.'

Evermusic + Windows 10 DLNA: Windows Settings

4. Under 'Network,' select 'Network and Sharing Center.'

Evermusic + Windows 10 DLNA: Sharing Center

5. On the 'Network and Sharing Center' screen, click 'Change advanced sharing settings' located in the left menu.

Evermusic + Windows 10 DLNA: Change Windows Advanced Sharing Settings

6. In the 'Advanced sharing settings' screen, scroll down to the 'All Networks' section and expand it by clicking the arrow.

Evermusic + Windows 10 DLNA: Turn On Discovery

7. Click 'Turn on media streaming' to activate the DLNA server.

Evermusic + Windows 10 DLNA: Turn On Server

8. Give your media library a name and select the devices allowed to access it.

Evermusic + Windows 10 DLNA: Give Media Library Name

9. Click 'OK' to confirm the operation. Now, your personal folders like Music, Pictures, and Videos will be visible to any streaming devices with UPnP support.

Disabling DLNA Media Server on Windows 10:

1. Click 'Start' and type 'services' in the search field.

Evermusic + Windows 10 DLNA: Services

2. In the 'Services' screen, scroll down to locate 'Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service.'

3. Double-click on it and set the 'Startup type' to 'Manual.'

4. Stop the service by clicking on the 'Stop' menu item.

Evermusic + Windows 10 DLNA: Stop DLNA Service

Playing Your Music on iPhone from DLNA Media Server on Windows 10:

1. Install the free 'Evermusic' app from the App Store: Evermusic App

2. Open the 'Connections' tab and tap on the 'Available devices' item in the 'Local Network' section.

Evermusic + Windows 10 DLNA: Evermusic Connections Screen

3. Wait a few seconds while the devices list loads and tap on the Windows Media Player DLNA server (e.g., 'MSEDGEWIN10: My Windows Library' in our case).

Evermusic + Windows 10 DLNA: Evermusic Available Devices Screen

4. You'll see a list of folders available on the media server.

Evermusic + Windows 10 DLNA: Evermusic Folders

5. Open any folder containing audio files.

Evermusic + Windows 10 DLNA: Folder Content

6. Tap on any file to start the audio player.

Evermusic + Windows 10 DLNA: Audio Player

7. To enhance your audio experience, tap the 'Equalizer' icon near the volume indicator at the bottom of the screen to enable the iPod-style equalizer with a preamplifier.

Evermusic + Windows 10 DLNA: Equalizer

With DLNA Media Server on Windows 10 and Evermusic on your iPhone, you can enjoy seamless music streaming from your computer to your mobile device. Say goodbye to storage limitations and hello to music on demand!


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