How to Stream Video from PC to PlayStation3

If set up correctly on your home network, video game consoles like PlayStation 3 can be amazingly useful and really handy for getting videos from PC to your HDTV, without having to move a heavy PC to do so. Although the initial set up can be a daunting task, once everything is ready, it’ll be easy to stream content across. This article will guide you through the whole process of streaming video from PC to PlayStation3. We also provide a complete guide to help you enjoy your video on your TV, check this out>>

Part 1: Stream PlayStation 3 Supported Video Formats

It’s quite easy to stream supported video formats by PlayStation 3. You don’t even have to download any additional software to get this done, as Windows Media Player can make your computer to be a media sharing server. Here’s how:

Step 1: Check PS3 Settings

Before going through the steps below, you should first enable Media Server Connection on your PS3. To do this:

1. Go to Home Screen > Settings > Network Settings.

2. Select Media Server Connection and make should it’s set to Enabled.

Step 2: Set up Windows Media Player

Then set your computer to share files. This will make your PS3 connect with your computer. To get things running, follow the steps below:

1. In Windows 8: Open Start screen and type "Network and Sharing". Click on "Settings" on the right side and then click "Network and Sharing Center".

In Windows 7: Click Start button and then go to “Control Panel” > "Network and Sharing Center".

2. Click "Change Advanced Sharing Settings". First make sure "Network Discovery" is turned on. Then make sure "File and printer" sharing is on.

3. Then scroll down and turn on the Media Streaming Sever and then click “Choose Media Streaming Options”. Then click “Turn on Media Streaming” and that’s done.

Step 3: Start Streaming

When everything is ready, turn on your PS3, and go to the Video section. Your PC should be listed there as a media source. Just choose it and all available media will be available to use.

Now you can enjoy your media on PS3. However, Windows Media Player can be inconsistent and you won’t be able to play PS3 unsupported formats. To have a better experience, you can pick the method in part 2, which enables you to fully enjoy your video right away!

Part 2: Stream Any Video Format from PC to PlayStation3

As PS3 only support MP4, AVI, AVCHD and WMV video files, you may wonder how to play PS3 unsupported video formats like MKV, VOB, FLV and more. Here Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommended. It’s the best PS3 video converter on the market. And the latest version also included a powerful plugin called "Media Server", which helps you stream any video to PS3 effortlessly. Here let’s see how it works.

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Step 1: Open Media Server

Before getting start, you should at first make sure your PC and PS3 are located in the same network. Then double click the "Media Server" shortcut icon on the desktop. The program will automatically detect the available cast devices in the network. Then you can choose PS3 from the bottom of the primary window.

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Step 2: Import your video files

After that, you can directly drag and drop the files you want to stream to the program. Alternatively, you can browse and locate all the media files stored on your PC by clicking the “Computer” icon.

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Step 3: Start streaming

Mouse over a media file and you will see the “Play on TV” icon. Click this icon and a connecting window will prompt up. Then you will be able to stream video to your PS3 without hassle.

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Now just keep you PC turned on, and relax in front of your TV with popcorn and drinks!

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