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I want to stream movies from my windows laptop to my sony wifi tv (XBR810C). How?

pointbob 2,240 248 January 28, 2016 at 06:56 PM
Ok; explain to me like i'm a 10 year old (and not particularly bright).

I have a wireless router. I have a windows 7 laptop. I have lots of mp4/avi movies. I have a wifi able sony XBR810C tv.

I want to be able to play the movies on my laptop on my tv.

What do I need to do exactly?

Thank you!!

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Install Plex server. https://plex.tv/

Connect from TV using DLNA. If plex app/channel exists for tv, install and use it. If not and built-in DLNA functionality is inadequate, buy a roku stick and install Plex channel.
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Install Plex server. https://plex.tv/

Connect from TV using DLNA. If plex app/channel exists for tv, install and use it. If not and built-in DLNA functionality is inadequate, buy a roku stick and install Plex channel.
I would agree with this.
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I think you should be able to do chromecast as it is android tv and have in built chromecast feature, I guess you may need on your PC is chrome browser probably and Google cast extension
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The below is way less complex. Plug and play.

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-C...00J9C2JDG/
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The below is way less complex. Plug and play.

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-C...00J9C2JDG/
Wouldn't you need a compatible computer?
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Wouldn't you need a compatible computer?
I think his is. It says win8 and he has win7, but the fine print says win7 may also work. I have used this one before and it works really well. A friend of mine brings it over to have us watch videos and just plugs it into the front panel HDMI connection on my receiver and walah, we are watching from his laptop.
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Quote from jkee View Post :
Install Plex server. https://plex.tv/

Connect from TV using DLNA. If plex app/channel exists for tv, install and use it. If not and built-in DLNA functionality is inadequate, buy a roku stick and install Plex channel.
I second this - PLEX is simple and easy to use and the interface on a Roku device is really nice.


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The below is way less complex. Plug and play.

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-C...00J9C2JDG/
This route will actually cost more than the Roku device and doesn't offer anywhere near the ease of use or versatility.
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The below is way less complex. Plug and play.

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-C...00J9C2JDG/
Miracast/WiDi does require a compatible computer. The operating system has little to do with it, compatibility is determined by the wifi card. We don't know the model of the OP's computer so can't make assertions about miracast support.
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