How to Access your media library online with Remote Media Streaming on Windows 7
Wouldn't it be great if we could all enjoy the music, photos and movies on our home computers even when we're not home? Some would think it a luxurious feature, but it's totally possible for anyone who has Windows 7 and an internet connection. See how!
Windows 7 introduces Remote Media Streaming, which provides easy access to your Windows Media Player 12 library over the Internet. Remote Media Streaming is available only in the Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions of Windows 7.
To use Remote Media Streaming, both computers must be running Windows 7. Turn it on using the new Stream menu in Windows Media Player 12, and then associate both computers with an online ID, such as a Windows Live e-mail address.
Remote Media Streaming is just one option for enjoying your media library elsewhere in Windows 7. If you have a homegroup, it's easy to stream media between your home PCs. You can also stream to your stereo or TV using Play To (additional hardware might be required).