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 name 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.
EXAMPLE: Your shared media library name displayed as a media server device on another allowed Windows PC in File Explorer > This PC
Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Network and Sharing Center icon.
Click/tap on the Media streaming options link on the left side of Network and Sharing Center. (see screenshot below)
Type a new name you want for your media library in the Name your media library box, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
You can now close the Network and Sharing Center if you like.
- Enable or Disable DLNA Media Streaming in Windows 10 and Windows 11
- Add or Remove Media Server in Windows 11 File Explorer
- Allow or Block DLNA Media Streaming Devices in Windows 10 and Windows 11
- Customize DLNA Media Streaming Settings in Windows 10 and Windows 11
- Remove DLNA Media Streaming Device from List in Windows 10 and Windows 11