Seagate Central - How to Play Music and Videos via DLNA on a Playstation 3 (PS3)

Seagate Central - How to Play Music and Videos via DLNA on a Playstation 3 (PS3)

Provides instructions for setting up the PS3 console to play content stored on a Seagate Central drive.

Please follow these instructions to make the content that is loaded on your Seagate Central drive accessible through DLNA to your Playstation 3 (PS3) console:

  1. If you have not done so already, set up your Seagate Central according to the instructions in Document ID: 005378.
  2. Load desired media content into the Public folder if you have not already done so.
    See Document ID: 005388 for instructions in Windows.
    See Document ID: 005424 for instructions in MacOS.
  3. Launch the Seagate Central Assistant by typing your host name into the address bar of a web browser.
  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. Confirm that your PS3 console’s firmware is up to date.
  8. Confirm that your PS3 is connected to the same network as the Seagate Central and power it on.
    The PS3 user interface (UI) is segmented into different media types (Pictures, Music, and Videos). The selected media type defines what file you will see on the Seagate Central.
  9. Select the media type you prefer.
    The Seagate Central displays on the list as SCSS DLNA Server: Seagate-XXXXXX, or the name you assigned to your Seagate Central.
  10. Press X on the controller to see available folders on the Seagate Central.

  11. If all folders or files do not display, you can perform a Search for Media Servers action from within the same menu. This should populate all the folders or drives you selected to share.

    Only the files supported by your PS3 will be detected and available for viewing or listening.
    Please see this article for a list of supported file types.

    How to connect to Media Server on PS3
    Please see this how-to article from



Did this article answer your question?

How could we make this article more helpful?