Tutorial – How to watch PC movies right on your Android tablet / smartphone
First, let's download a file manager or other LAN-enabled application to your device, so I suggest ES File Explorer, which I will base on this tutorial.
If you don't have a wifi router, you will need to download connectify to your pc, a program that will do the router function on your computer.
How to Create a Shared Folder
In order for the mobile device to "see" your PC files you need to create a shared folder, if you already have one, go to the next steps, if not, see how to do it:
1. Create somewhere on your PC – I suggest in libraries – a folder with the name of "movies", it can be whatever you want, just a suggestion:
2. In the "share with" option, click "specific people":
7 In the next window, click on "Network and Sharing Center":
9 Here, we will check the option "Disable password protected sharing":
12 Normally click on the logo next to the START button, which will open the program menu:
2. Tap the icon that is pointed with the arrow in the picture above.
3 Now tap NETWORK and then LAN as shown in the picture above.
4 Tap "New" as identified in the image above.
5 Now, type in the space of the "Server" the IP that was noted before, including the dots between the numbers, otherwise it would not work. Then check the anonymous option, then give "OK". If all went well, you will return to the previous screen with the PC cone. Tapping on it, the next screen will show all the folders you have placed to share and within them the files you have made available.
6 As you can see, there is the movies folder, which was created at the beginning of this tutorial.
I tested using Windows 7, so I can't guarantee that it will work with Windows 8, but for Android, I tested on GB, ICS, JB 4.1.2 and JB 4.2.2, all worked fully.
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