How to Remove DLNA Device in Windows 11

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This article describes the steps to remove DLNA media sharing devices in Windows 11.

DLNA media streaming in Windows allows you can browse, search and play the media on your Windows computer using a UPnP or DLNA-enabled devices such as a phone, TV, or game console.

When you turn on DLNA media sharing in Windows, your system will begin scanning your network for DLNA-enabled devices. If a device is found, it is added to the list with default settings applied to it.

If a device is on the list that you don’t want to stream to or allow access to your Windows machine, you can selectively block access to your shared resources.

Also, you can completely remove a device instead of simply denying access to your shared resource. Below is how to do that.

How to remove DLNA media sharing devices in Windows 11

As mentioned above, you can completely remove a DLNA media sharing device instead of simply denying access to your shared resource.

Below is how to do that when using Windows 11.

First, open the Control Panel app.

When the Control Panel app opens, navigate to the path as described below.

Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Network and Sharing Center -> Media streaming options

In the Media streaming option settings pane in the Control Panel app, click the button that says “Turn on media streaming” as highlighted below to enable DLNA media streaming.

windows 11 turn on media streaming button in control panel
Windows 11 turns on the media streaming button in the control panel

When media streaming is turned on, your network profile and firewall settings will be modified. So, you should only use media streaming on a trusted network such as your home and work.

The default media streaming settings will stream by default all content ratings from your MusicPictures, Recorded TV, and Videos folders.

Remove DLNA device

Now that DLNA media streaming is enabled, go down the list and select the device you want to remove from the Allow All / Block All list.

Highlight the device, and select Remove the device.

windows 11 remove dlna device from list
windows 11 remove dlna device from the list

If the device you want to remove is online, you will get a similar message as the one below. Turn off the device, then retry.

windows 11 media sharing device online while removing
Windows 11 media sharing device online while removing

On the next try, while the device is off, you should get a message to confirm that you wish to remove the device.

Confirm it and click Remove the device.

That should do it! You can close the Control Panel app.

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to remove a DLNA device access to your shared media in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.