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Entertainment Apps on the Go with Windows 10: Music, Movies, and TV for PCs, Tablets, and Phones

Book Description

This book enables you to unleash the entertainment potential of your Windows 10 PC, tablet, or phone—or any combination of the three! Learn how to stream movies and TV shows, manage your media collection, purchase new media, and upload your music collection to the cloud.

Make your entertainment experience truly mobile by streaming wirelessly between devices in the home, or from cloud services that let you take your content anywhere. Learn to push content from Windows 10 to other devices like TVs, or your Xbox One. Tap into a wide range of popular streaming services, including Netflix, Spotify, and Google Play.

Ian Dixon and Garry Whittaker take the hassle out of managing and enjoying music, TV, and movies from your own collection and beyond. Whether you already have an extensive music and video collection, or are just getting started, this book will help you get the best entertainment from Windows.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents at a Glance
  6. Contents
  7. About the Authors
  8. About the Technical Reviewer
  9. Introduction
  10. Chapter 1 : Music Services on the Go
    1. Listening to Your Music with Groove
      1. Groove on a PC or Laptop
      2. Using Groove on a Windows 10 Mobile Device
      3. Groove with Android Devices and iPhones
    2. Google Music on Windows 10
    3. iTunes Music with Tablets and Laptops
    4. Transferring to Windows 10 Phones from iTunes and More
    5. Internet Radio with TuneIn Radio
    6. How to Subscribe to Podcasts
      1. On a Windows Phone
      2. On a Windows PC
    7. Summary
  11. Chapter 2 : Storing Your Music in the Cloud
    1. Using OneDrive to Store Your Music
    2. Storing Music with Google Play
      1. Uploading Music with Google Music Manager
      2. Downloading Music with the Google Music Manager
    3. Using Dropbox to Store Your Music Collection
    4. Accessing Music with Xbox One
      1. Now Playing
      2. Groove Videos
    5. Summary
  12. Chapter 3 : Watching Videos, Movies, and TV Shows
    1. Movies and TV App
      1. Watching Purchased Movies and TV Shows
      2. Settings
      3. Purchasing and Renting Movies
      4. Using Netflix on Windows 10
      5. Watching YouTube Videos
    2. Other Video Apps
      1. VLC
      2. Other Apps in the Store
    3. Using the Data Sense App
    4. Summary
  13. Chapter 4 : Streaming Your Media Collection from Windows Devices
    1. Setting Up Homegroups
    2. Setting Up File Shares
    3. Setting Up Windows Media Player
    4. Accessing Content Stored on Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 from a PC
      1. Accessing Media Using a Homegroup
      2. Accessing Shared Folders with Windows 10
      3. Adding Remote Computer Folders to Your Music and Film & TV Apps
    5. Summary
  14. Chapter 5 : Streaming Media Around the Home
    1. Streaming from a DLNA Server to a Windows PC
      1. Streaming Music
      2. Streaming Video
    2. Streaming to a Windows 10 Phone
    3. Using Cast To to stream to DLNA Devices
      1. In File Explorer
      2. In Windows Media Player
      3. Windows Media Player as a Media Receiver
      4. Streaming from a Windows 10 Phone
      5. Cast To Using Movies & TV App
    4. Summary
  15. Chapter 6 : Setting Up Media Servers to Stream Your Content
    1. Plex Media Server
      1. Adding Music and Videos to a Plex Server
      2. Streaming from Plex Media Servers to a PC via the Browser
      3. Streaming from a Plex Media Server with the Plex App on a PC
      4. Streaming with the Plex App on a Windows 10 Phone
    2. Getting Started with Emby Server
      1. Installing the Emby Server
      2. Watching and Listening with Emby on Windows 10
      3. Using Emby on Windows 10 Mobile
      4. Using Emby with a Web Browser
    3. Resources for Configuring Media Servers on Other Platforms
      1. Kodi
      2. Media Portal
    4. Summary
    5. Afterword
  16. Index