Watch, Stream, Share Movies with the Best Media Player for Windows

During these times of home isolation, most of us are looking for things to do and ways to stay entertained. Movies have always been an escape – a way to separate ourselves from stress for a couple of hours and dive into a world of make believe with popcorn in hand.

Now that movie theaters are closed due to stay-at-home measures, it’s harder to get the same theatrical experience at home. Most people find themselves limited to their laptop computer or mobile device as their home movie player. Even with a huge movie collection on these devices, this experience can be a bit disappointing. But what if there were a way to take all of your media from all of your devices and connect it with your home theater system?

With the latest version of PowerDVD, the best media player for Windows, you can solve these home entertainment challenges. With PowerDVD you can:

Set up your home theater Import all of your movies and TV shows into the PowerDVD media library Play, cast, or stream your movies and TV shows Share movies with your friends and family

For an overview of all that the latest version of PowerDVD has to offer, please check out the video below.

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Setting Up Your Home Theater

With this extra time on your hands, now is the perfect time to upgrade your home movie player and set up the home theater you’ve always wanted. All you’ll need for your ultimate home theater system is:

A smart TV or any TV with an HDMI connection. An audio receiver (optional). A laptop or computer with PowerDVD installed. If you don’t have PowerDVD yet, you can try it for free. One or two HDMI cables.
HDMI cable

To set your home theater up, simply plug the HDMI cable into the HDMI port of your computer. The HDMI port will look similar to the port in the illustration below. If your computer doesn’t have an HDMI port, you’ll need an adapter. Please refer to your computer’s port guide for the necessary adapter.

Next, connect the other end to an available HDMI port on your TV or, if using, the HDMI port on your audio receiver. If you are not very tech savvy and unsure how to connect your computer to your TV, you can check out this simple step by step guide in the video below.

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If you don’t want to connect your computer to your TV, no worries, PowerDVD offers multiple ways to play your media in your home across all devices. See the Playing, Casting, and Streaming Your Movies and TV shows section below for detailed info on how to connect to your entertainment system wirelessly.

Importing All of Your Movies and TV Shows into the PowerDVD Media Library

PowerDVD can not only play all your physical video media (DVDs, Blu-rays, Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs), it has the widest support for all video file formats as well. Whether you have discs or files, you can play just about anything in PowerDVD, including the latest and most popular file formats such as HDR 10 video, HEVC, and VP9 10-bit.

Once you have your home theater setup, it’s time to import your movie files and TV shows into the PowerDVD media library to make them

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