Install and configure
minidlna on your Raspberry Pi and make sure it’s on the same network as your Smart TV. Your TV’s media playing application should see the Pi on the network and let you browse and play videos on the Pi.
More In-Depth Guide
First you need to install minidlna on your Raspberry Pi:
sudo apt-get install minidlna
minidlna’s configuration file is located at
/etc/minidlna. We want to edit this to point to our video files:
sudo nano /etc/minidlna
Around line 25, your media folder is set:
You can either change that to something like
or link your video folder there with this command:
sudo ln -s /home/username/videos /var/lib/minidlna
Finally, restart the
sudo service minidlna restart
Now you’re Smart TV’s media application should be able to find your Pi if they are on the same network.
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