TwonkyMedia Server 5.1 Standalone Now Available for Windows Home Server

Those of you with HP MediaSmart Servers and Fujitsu-Siemens SCALEOS have had the benefit of TwonkyMedia Server on board for some time, providing additional media serving capabilities that allow more digital media players to see more types of media files on your home server.

For some reason, it’s taken TwonkyMedia over a year to get a standalone version of the add-in out to the market for any Windows Home Server owner to download. But, as of yesterday, it’s here at last! TwonkyMedia Server 5.1 for Windows Home Server is now available to download.

It’s classed as an unsupported release at this point in time, and there have been early reports of some instability so if you have any issues with the first version of the product, make sure you head over to our dedicated forums at  WGS forums to discuss with others who have downloaded the software.


You’ll need to purchase a license key to activate the add-in. TwonkyMedia Server is priced at $29.95 or EUR19.95.

Use the comments to let us know how you get on with the new add-in.

Download: TwonkyMedia Server 5.1 for Windows Home Server | Purchase License Key


  1. Agree with this too – it's strange that they've put the add-in on their "Unsupported" page, but then make a further distinction by saying the NAS devices below are unsupported.

    I think what's happening here is that v5.1 is a beta and therefore unsupported. The previous version *is* supported, but obviously there isn't a WHS add-in available for it. Once v5.1 hits full release, I'm sure it'll be supported.

  2. The "WHS Addin" may be unsupported by now, but when you buy a license, you are also able to download Twonky Manager (which includes Twonky Server) and have all the features one would expect from a Media Server.

    The only downside is that you have to login to your WHS via RDP and install Twonky Manager. Fortunately it installs the Twonky Server as a service by default, so the server will still be running once you logoff.

    By the way I'm really glad with my purchase. Everything works perfectly with my PS3 and all the other devices I have at home. It even works with files that didn't use to work with WMC. No idea why, it just does. 🙂

  3. Trying to stream my blu-ray collection with PS3 media server and it does not work well. will this program help? if not what is the best method without loss of quality.

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