Windows Media Services playable on Android phones


  • I'm running a Windows Media Services server that has some streams on it. Now i'm not able to listen them on an Android Phone. Is there a plugin for Windows Media Services so it will be able to stream also to an Android phone?

    Or should i search for a App on the Android to play them?


    Friday, July 29, 2011 10:13 AM


All replies

  • This would have to be a plugin that you install on the phone.

    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 7:18 PM
  • Ok but which one?
    Saturday, January 14, 2012 8:35 PM
  • Microsoft does not provide one, but it is possible that a third party does.
    Tuesday, February 07, 2012 3:02 PM
  • I don't understand why streaming media services aren't are more solid in there app form. Thanks though for this, I was just planing to search for a similar thing.


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    • Edited by nadavush Monday, March 05, 2012 11:51 PM
    Monday, March 05, 2012 11:50 PM
  • Windows Media Services has a legacy of over 10 years.  During that time Windows Media Player was the primary client.  Microsoft's future direction for streaming is IIS Media Services and Smooth Streaming.  Already this newer platform supports iOS clients.  We're definitely looking at other clients as well.
    Friday, March 09, 2012 2:27 AM
  • David, and yet now IIS Smooth Streaming has been replaced by the way too expensive and puts windows as a media server out of the price range for the little guys, Azure..

    Seems you have four choices now for streaming video

    1. Abandon Microsoft and go 100% free on Linux platform

    2. purchase Wowza Server for around 650$

    3. struggle making the abandoned Microsoft products of yesteryear compatible with todays stuff

    4. spend thousands on azure.

    I'm kinda thinking desktop Microsoft products will soon be going the way of the windows phone, almost nonexistent almost nonsupported and almost extinct..

    BTW I love my windows 8.1 phone. I hate that out of about 4,000+ friends only me and 1 other guy have em..

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 11:36 AM