Seagate Central - How to play music and videos on a DLNA media device


Provides instructions for setting up any DLNA media playback device to play content stored on a Seagate Central drive.

Please follow these instructions to play your movies, music, and photos from your Seagate Central on your DLNA compatible player. Such devices include: Smart TVs, Blu-Ray players, game consoles, and media tablets.

  1. Confirm your DLNA compatible device is connected to the same network.

  2. Load desired media content into the Public folder if you have not already done so.

  3. Launch the Seagate Central Assistant by opening the Seagate Central's Public folder and clicking on the "Manage the Seagate Central" link.  Log in as a user with administrator rights.

  4. Under the Services tab, click on DLNA.

  5. Make sure the Enable box is checked on the right, then click Done.

  6. Power on your DLNA-compatible device and ensure you are connected to the same network as your Seagate Central.
  7. At this point, please consult your device documentation for setting up DLNA for media services, or similar terminology.
    The procedure from here will vary, depending on the manufacturer and model of your media device.
    Generally, most network-enabled media devices which support DLNA will provide a menu that shows available devices. Your Seagate Central should be listed among the available network sources. 
  8. Your DLNA-enabled media device will load the content it is able to play.
    Please allow a few minutes for the media device to index and display the stored content.
  9. Once indexing is complete and your content is properly displaying, select the media you wish to play.

For more information about DLNA, refer to: http://www.dlna.org





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