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 loaded on your Seagate Central drive accessible through DLNA to your Playstation 3 (PS3) console:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Under the Services tab, click on DLNA.

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

  1. Confirm that your PS3 console’s firmware is up to date.

  1. Confirm that your PS3 is connected to the same network as the Seagate Central and power it on.

  2. 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.

  3. Select the media type you prefer.

  4. The Seagate Central displays on the list as SCSS DLNA Server: Seagate-XXXXXX, or the name you assigned to your Seagate Central.

  5. Press X on the controller to see available folders on the Seagate Central.

  6. 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.

    For information on how to connect to a Media Server on PS3, please see this how-to article from



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