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"Play To" option missing in Windows 8.1


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#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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD FX-8350
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
    Memory
    16 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GeForce GTX 770 x2 SLI
    Hard Drives
    Primary: Crucial M500 240GB SSD

    Secondary: 2x WD Black 1TB RAID 0
    PSU
    Antec HCG 850 M
    Browser
    IE11

KYHI

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#3
play to works in metro apps only - example IE metro app right charm - devices - play to
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8700
    CPU
    I7
    Memory
    24 GB
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11
#4
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD FX-8350
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
    Memory
    16 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GeForce GTX 770 x2 SLI
    Hard Drives
    Primary: Crucial M500 240GB SSD

    Secondary: 2x WD Black 1TB RAID 0
    PSU
    Antec HCG 850 M
    Browser
    IE11

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