Share your music, photos and videos

You can browse, search and play the media on your computer using a UPnP or DLNA enabled device such as a phone, TV or game console. Configure Media Sharing to allow these devices to access the folders containing your music, photos and videos.

You must have the Rygel package installed for Media Sharing to be visible.

  1. Open the Activities overview and start typing Sharing.

  2. Click on Sharing to open the panel.

  3. If the Sharing switch in the top-right of the window is set to off, switch it to on.

    If the text below Computer Name allows you to edit it, you can change the name your computer displays on the network.

  4. Select Media Sharing.

  5. Switch the Media Sharing switch to on.

  6. By default, Music, Pictures and Videos are shared. To remove one of these, click the × next to the folder name.

  7. To add another folder, click + to open the Choose a folder window. Navigate into the desired folder and click Open.

  8. Click ×. You will now be able to browse or play media in the folders you selected using the external device.


The Networks section lists the networks to which you are currently connected. Use the switch next to each to choose where your media can be shared.