The word ‘streaming’ has become so common that even young kids are aware about it. Over the years, it has been observed that people are moving over from conventional DTH to various streaming services. Has it happened with you that you were watching something on your phone and you wanted to stream the same video on your computer? If yes, then you are on the right page. Today, we will tell you how to stream video from phone to computer.

What do you need to stream videos from phone to computer?

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You really do not need anything except an app called ‘VLC direct’ along with a software called ‘VLC media player’. ‘VLC media player’ should be available on your PC. Bite your phone and your computer should be available on the same network. All you need now is to connect your PC and your phone to the same wireless router and you will be ready to stream videos from phone to computer. 

What are the steps to stream videos from phone to computer?

  • Begin by installing VLC Direct on your Android device. A setup wizard will be launched which will take you through the process of setting up. If by mistake, you press the back button you will be exiting the wizard. In order to re-initiate the wizard all you have to do is go to ‘Settings’ then ‘Automatic Connection Wizard’ to restart it.
  • After completing the first step, log in to your computer. Then start the VLC media player on it. Click on ‘View’ then ‘Add interface’ then click on ‘Web Interface’.
  • Then go back to your phone and press the ‘Start’ button and the VLC Direct app will start looking for a device with a VLC media player which is available on your network. Once it finds such a device, you will receive notification that the configurations have been completed. 
  • That’s it! Once the set up has been made, you can easily stream videos from your phone to computer. Everything that you will do on your phone can now be seen on the screen of the computer. The best part is you can control the playback features and the volume from our phone only. You can stream the media files which are available not only on your phone but your PC also. 

Things that you need to know

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The VLC Direct app on your phone has a few buttons that you should be familiar with. There are buttons for playback control. There will also be a VLC icon which is for the playlist. The icon that looks like the monitor is there for the files which are available on PC. There is also a toggle button which lets you switch between streaming videos from PC to phone and vice versa. 

Streaming videos from phone to computer is better than connecting phone via other means because you can stream videos directly. There is no need for any connecting cables or converting the format of the videos. You can enjoy watching the content available on your phone on the big screen of a PC.