Configure your NAS to be a media server for UPnP/DLNA devices. To get started, enable the UPnP/DLNA service from the General > Services tab (see General). Once enabled, UPnP/DLNA-certified players connected to your network (e.g. Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, mobile devices that support DLNA, etc.) can play files located on your NAS.
Media files stored on public shares are identified without the need to enter a login and password. If you keep media files on private shares, make certain that your playback device is capable of requesting your credentials.
To take an inventory of available multimedia files, you can re-index your NAS shares and desktop-attached storage (DAS) connected to the NAS's ports.
Start a re-index as described above if media files appear to be missing on your multimedia shares or connected devices.
The time for indexing to complete depends upon the total capacity of your storage and the size of your multimedia library. If you have created many shares on your NAS, re-indexing can tax the CPU's resources. Before starting the re-index, consider shutting off multimedia support for shares that do not store media files. See General and Shares for further information on how to manage services.
Your NAS can act as an iTunes Music server. Simply copy your iTunes library to a share on your NAS and audio files will be available to compatible devices on the network. For easy access on the entire network, use a share with public access. To limit access to an iTunes library, use a private share with Seagate Network Assistant's Authentication (see Authenticate Private Shares).
To turn on network sharing, follow the steps below for your version of iTunes.
Technical note: The iTunes Server Service supports the following file types: .mp3, .wav, .aac, .pls, and .m3u.
To share the iTunes library with iOS mobile devices:
The iTunes application must remain active to share the library with mobile devices using the iOS Music app.
Windows Media Player can play files located on the NAS. Follow these steps: