Microsoft’s in-house Surface RT tablet isrepresentative of Microsoft’s continuing vision for combining productivity and entertainment into a device that will bridge all others, from the Xbox to the PC to the mobile phone platform. The Xbox Music and Video are featured prominently on the Start screen, with the Xbox Music service allowing Xbox Live Gold members access to music from all of their favorite artists for no additional cost, while the video service allows you to rent or purchase movies and television shows for a price (in actual dollars, not Microsoft Points). Popular apps such as Netflix and Hulu Plus are also available, as well as a bunch of free streaming music services, shopping applications, e-readers, and more. As long as your Surface RT is connected to home network or Wi-Fi, it’s so easy to enjoy streaming music and videos from online stores. And with Instant-on streaming in HD, you don't have to wait for it to download—just start watching. It takes a few more steps, however, to access your media from local computer. As we all know, there’s no Windows Media Player on the Surface RT, and thus the Play To feature is not available any longer. If you’d like to have Microsoft Surface RT stream music and movies from other networked PCs in your home, follow the steps below. Step 1. Create or join a HomeGroup on your Surface RT and local PC. 1. Open HomeGroup by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, tapping Settings (or if you're using a mouse, pointing to the upper-right corner of the screen, moving the mouse pointer down, and then clicking Settings), tapping or clicking Change PC settings, and then tapping or clicking HomeGroup. 2. Tap or click Create, or enter the homegroup password, and then tap or click Join. Step 2. Turn on network sharing on the Windows 8 tab. 1. View a list of available networks by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, tapping Settings (or if you're using a mouse, pointing to the upper-right corner of the screen, moving the mouse pointer down, and then clicking Settings), and then tapping or clicking the network icon. 2. Press and hold or right-click the network you're connected to, and then tap or click Turn sharing on or off. The network sharing setting is only available for Wi‑Fi, Ethernet, VPN (non-domain), and dial-up (non-domain) connections. It's unavailable for domain networks. On VPN or dial-up connections, you must connect to the network first, then press and hold or right-click the network name to change the network sharing setting. 3. Tap or click Yes, turn on sharing and connect to devices. Step 3. Access shared folder from your Microsoft Surface RT 1. Connect Surface RT to your home network. 2. To see the files, folders, and libraries that have been shared on your network, open File Explorer on Surface RT. Open File Explorer by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, tapping Search (or if you're using a mouse, pointing to the upper-right corner of the screen, moving the mouse pointer down, and then clicking Search), entering File Explorer in the search box, tapping or clicking Apps, and then tapping or clicking File Explorer. You can now use Surface RT to access all files in your Homegroup, and shared folders from other PCs. on your network. The location where the shared items appear depends on the type of network you have.