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Remote Media Streaming

Ever wished you could enjoy the music, videos, and pictures on your home PC while you’re away? Now you can. Windows 7 introduces Remote Media Streaming, which provides easy access to your Windows Media Player 12 library over the Internet. Remote Media Streaming is available only in the Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions of Windows 7.

To use Remote Media Streaming, both computers must be running Windows 7. Turn it on using the new Stream menu in Windows Media Player 12, and then associate both computers with an online ID, such as a Microsoft account.

Remote Media Streaming is just one option for enjoying your media library elsewhere in Windows 7. If you have a homegroup, it’s easy to stream media between your home PCs. You can also stream to your stereo or TV using Play To (additional hardware might be required).

Watch Remote Media Streaming in action.