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"Play To" option missing in Windows 8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    "Play To" option missing in Windows 8.1


    I've noticed that I no longer have the Play To option for media files on my Windows 8.1 machine. I have 2 digital media renderers active on my network, a WDTV Live and an Xbox 360. Both of these devices are visible on the network from the Windows 8.1 machine.

    On 4 other Windows 7 systems in my house the Play To option is there, and I used to have it on this 8.1 machine, too. I've tried restarting but the option is still missing.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Have you figured this out? I'm trying to stream from my Windows 8.1 laptop to my new Rocki.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    play to works in metro apps only - example IE metro app right charm - devices - play to
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  4. #4


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by BWB8771 View Post
    Have you figured this out? I'm trying to stream from my Windows 8.1 laptop to my new Rocki.
    Yeah. I had to add the device first, then the Play To option was available on Right Click context menus. On Windows 7 it wasn't necessary to add the device to the PC, the option would be available if a DLNA client was found on the network.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    @#$%!
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"Play To" option missing in Windows 8.1
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