Watch Microsoft Virtual Academy videos on your Roku!

Microsoft offers tons of information in FREE MVA courses, complete with videos, slide decks, white papers, and assessments.  However, the sometimes lengthy videos can be a lot to take in from a laptop screen, especially when you want to play along from your machine.

The every present struggle to incorporate more learning into busy days can be helped out by making learning materials more accessible.  If you have a Roku player connected to your tv and on the same network as your PC, you can watch Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) videos from the comfort of your big screen.


By utilizing DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) sharing on your Windows 10 PC, you can stream the MVA videos right to a **Roku **player.

  1. Enabling DLNA on Windows 10 is quick and only needs to be done once.
    1. Open Control Panel
    2. Search for media in the Control Panel window
    3. Click _Media streaming options _under Network and Sharing Center
    4. Click the button Turn on media streaming
    5. Any further customization is optional – you’re ready to gather streamable media!
  2. Find one or more MVA videos you would like to watch from your internet browser. Click the download button on the video,  I generally use the 540 resolution setting.
  3. After the download completes, move the video(s) into your Videos folder on your PC.
  4. Now on the Roku – add the Roku Media Player channel from the channel store.  (it’s free)
  5. Navigate the _Roku Media Player _channel to your PC and videos.