Seagate Central - How to Play Music and Videos on a DLNA media device

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 Android media tablets.

For an Xbox 360, please see Document ID: 005390.
For PlayStation 3, please see Document ID: 005391.

  1. If you have not done so already, set up your Seagate Central according to the instructions in Document ID: 005378.
  2. Ensure your movies, music and or pictures are saved in the Public folder of your Seagate Central. To add media to your Seagate Central, see the following articles:
    1. Document ID: 005388 - How to move movies, music, and files from my PC
    2. Document ID: 005424 - How to move movies, music, and files from my Mac
  3. Launch the Seagate Central Assistant by typing your hostname into the address bar of a web browser.
    See Document ID: 005247 for instructions.
  4. Log in as a user with administrator rights.
  5. Under the Services tab, click on DLNA.
  6. Make sure the Enable box is checked on the right, then click Done.

  7. Power on your DLNA-compatible device and ensure you are connected to the same network as your Seagate Central.
  8. 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. Refer to Document ID: 005247 to find your Seagate Central's hostname.
  9. 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.
  10. Once indexing is complete and your content is properly displaying, select the media you wish to play.

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