This article describes an issue when you use the Play To feature on Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2. An update is available to resolve this issue. Follow the instructions to install the update.

About Play To

Play To is a feature where devices implement the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) specification to remotely deliver and control content. Play To makes it easy to stream music, video, and photos from a Windows 8.1 device to other devices (such as a TV, a Microsoft Surface, or a Microsoft XBOX) on your home network. In this case, the Play To feature work as a core functionality of the media pipeline.

Symptoms

Some issues occur when you use the Play To feature to stream video, music, or picture files that are stored on your computer to a separate playback device on your home network. That device could be another computer, TV, or stereo connected to the network.

Resolution

To improve Play To reliability, install update 2955164. For more information about how to obtain this update rollup package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2955164 Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup: May 2014

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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