Same device appearing multiple times

Justin Time

Novice Member
I have recently installed a new Philips 43PUS8555/12 smart TV which is connected to my router via 5.0GHz Wi-Fi.

My desktop PC is connected to my router via ethernet cable and when I look at the “Devices and Printers” / “Multimedia Devices” area I see the ‘43PUS8555/12’ listed 44 times. When TV is switched ON only one becomes active.

I also have a DELL laptop which is connected via 5.0GHz Wi-Fi and this lists the same ‘43PUS8555/12’ device 24 times. When TV is switched ON only one becomes active.

Both Desktop and laptop are running Windows 10 Home 20H2, build 19042.630.

Questions: -

Q1 - Why are there multiple devices with the same name when I only have one TV?

Q2 - Also, why the difference between Desktop (44) and my laptop (24)?

Q3 - Can I remove all the extra devices using “Remove Device” so that only one device remains?

Thanks in advance.
 

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