How do I configure ESET Smart Security to allow media streaming to my Xbox or PlayStation?

KB Solution ID: SOLN2317|Last Revised: September 23, 2014

Issue

  • Issue with streaming media (music, video, pictures, etc.) from your PC to an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 on your network

For a list of other devices that may be affected, expand the Details section below.

Details

Other devices that may be affected:

  • Ceton InfiniTV
     
  • SiliconDust HDHomeRun PRIME

You must ensure that UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) protocols are allowed by the ESET Smart Security Personal firewall.

Solution

  1. Open ESET Smart Security. How do I open my ESET product?
     
  2. Press the F5 key on your keyboard to access the Advanced setup window.
     
  3. Expand Network Personal firewall and click IDS and advanced options.
     
  4. Expand Allowed services and select the check box next to Allow UPNP for system services in the Trusted zone. Click OK to confirm your changes and then close the main program window. Your media should now stream freely from your PC to your networked gaming console.  

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