Windows 10: What's the best way to watch movies stored on my pc, on my android phone over local network.

Discus and support What's the best way to watch movies stored on my pc, on my android phone over local network. in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; As the title says I'd like to watch movies and tv shows that I have on my HDD without having to transfer them to my phone since my usb port is broken.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Leyo96, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. /u/Leyo96 Win User

    What's the best way to watch movies stored on my pc, on my android phone over local network.


    As the title says I'd like to watch movies and tv shows that I have on my HDD without having to transfer them to my phone since my usb port is broken. I care of just watching them at home so anything over local network is perfect.

    Thank you

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    /u/Leyo96, Jan 24, 2021
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  2. Altoban Win User

    How to watch on tablet a movie stored on PC?

    I have a movie stored on PC harddrive. I have an andriod tablet. How to watch that movie, but on a tablet? How to stream it? Its a windows 10 PC, and its configured for sharing but I dont know how the tablet can find the shared folders and click and play the movie. Kodi works, but Im looking for something simple, as Im not building an entertainment library, just a way to instantiously switch from PC to tablet.

    edit: sounds straighforward, but for some reason cant find the answer to this. None of the apps I tried work to achieve this.
     
    Altoban, Jan 24, 2021
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  3. jimbo45 Win User
    Using Google Chromecast to stream media from local PC to TV on W10


    Hi there,

    It's not very clear on the sales blurb about Google's Chromecast (probably for obvious reasons) but this device works fine for watching locally stored movies etc on your TV when streamed from a local PC (or PC connected to your network). These movies are on Local folders or network accessible folders on your PC / network.

    I use MEZZMO on the PC -- start that up and on your Android / IPhone install MEZZMO for Android.

    Switch your TV to the input where you've plugged in the chromecast dongle and ensure it's connected to the network.

    Start the Mezzmo app on your Phone -- this acts as a controller for the TV - just click on the Mezzmo server icon on the PC you want to stream from. You should then see your movie folders -- browse to the one you want and start streaming.

    Note the list of servers is displayed ON THE PHONE app so click say the server you want your movies to come from. The movie library / folder(s) will then be displayed on the phone -- just click what you want to see on the TV and away you go. The phone is essentially the remote controller or handset for the application.

    Note MEZZMO for android is 5 EUR --IHMO absolutely first rate as it does exactly what it needs to do -- but you can get a 15 day trial for free to check it out. Mezzmo itself on the PC is also a paid for application -- but as I said there are other ways such as PLEX for using a chromecast dongle for streaming --for me Mezzmo is just simple, I have it anyway and it works on my smart TV's -- but the chromecast works better than the smart tv using the built in (non chromecast) movie media server app.


    Note - the phone is just used as a controller so no battery drainage on the phone. The phone app is used to select options like subtitles etc .

    I find that even on a SMART TV the google chromecast dongle performs way better and can handle more formats -- even if inline transcoding is done - the OS in the chromecast device is a lot more efficient than that in most smart TV's anyway.

    There are other ways also of streaming local media from a PC to a TV using the chromecast device but as I have and like Mezzmo it's a great way of doing this -- especially on "Non Smart" TV's. - You will need though an HDMI input on the TV / remote device you want to stream to.

    For around 40 - 50 EUR / USD a great piece of kit from google. Documentation is a bit sparse though so you might have to experiment a bit - but once you get it working - great stuff. I don't bother with the built in apps apart from BBC Iplayer which it manages better than that provided by my Smart TV.

    Never thought I'd actually be buying and recommending a Google product - but this one gets my vote -- also flawless on W10.

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Jan 24, 2021
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  4. What's the best way to watch movies stored on my pc, on my android phone over local network.

    Can't download the movie I purchased for rental.

    Hello,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below to download rented movies offline and check if that helps.

    Steps:

    1. Select the movie you want to rent and click on
      rent option
      .
    2. Login using Microsoft account.
    3. Once you have signed in, you will have two option
      to stream
      or download movies to this device to watch offline.
    4. Select download movies to this device to watch offline and click on next.
    5. After Choosing the Next option and you will be asked for the payment option.
    6. Once the payment it done, open Movies & TV application to download the movie.


    You will be able to watch the movie offline from
    Movies and TV application. When you rent, the viewing period is 14 days from the time of your order or 24-48 hours from the time you start to watch (depending on the content you select), whichever comes first.



    If you still facing issues downloading the movies after following the above steps. I suggest you to follow the troubleshooting steps mentioned below, to fix issues with Microsoft store.



    Steps:

      1. Open store application on your pc.
      2. Click on the ellipses on right top corner of the screen.
      3. Logout and login back.


    Hope it helps.



    Sandeep Kumar M

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Sandeep_KM, Jan 24, 2021
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