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Seagate Personal Cloud 2-Bay User Manual
Seagate Personal Cloud 2-Bay User Manual

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Media Library

You can use your Seagate Personal Cloud 2-Bay to centralize your media. Copy media to the library and stream its content to devices in your home and to mobile devices when you're away.

Create and maintain media in the Public folder

Music, movies, and photos—you and other household members may have media files on multiple devices. You can consolidate your household media in one place on your Personal Cloud 2-Bay for sharing and easy maintenance.

Copy your media library to the Public folder on your Personal Cloud 2-Bay. You can easily stream the content on your other devices using the Seagate Media app. Learn more about the Seagate Media app.

Before you copy your media to your Personal Cloud 2-Bay from your computer, Seagate recommends that you connect your computer directly to your router instead of using a Wi-Fi connection. Wi-Fi speeds are not ideal for copying large quantities of files.

To copy content from yourYou need to
Computer Install Seagate Dashboard on your computer, and create a Smart Copy plan that continuously updates your media library on your Personal Cloud 2-Bay.
Mobile device Install Seagate Media on your mobile device from your app store, and set up Auto Upload to automatically back up photos and videos to your Personal Cloud. Configure Auto Upload in the Seagate Media app's Settings menu.
External device Connect the device to a USB port on your Personal Cloud 2-Bay and use Filebrowser to copy content. For instructions, see Filebrowser. You can also configure regular backups to and from the external device. See Backup Manager for details.

Provide public access to selected media in your private folder

The Public folder is a convenient location for files that everyone on your home network needs to access. A user can also provide access to selected folders in their private user folder. This allows other users of the Personal Cloud device (and anyone on the home network) to view and play content using Seagate Media. To provide Seagate Media access to a folder:

  1. Click the Apps icon, and then click on Filebrowser.

 

  1. Open your private user folder.
  2. Navigate to the folder you want to provide with Seagate Media access.
  3. Click the folder to select it, and then clik Add to Seagate Media. A dialog box appears.
  4. Click Save.

A Seagate Media icon appears next to any folder you've provided access to.

To remove Seagate Media access:

  1. Click the folder to select it, and then click Remove from Seagate Media.

Stream media content

You can stream your media from the Public folder on your Personal Cloud to a variety of devices throughout your home. You can also stream media to your mobile devices when you're away from home.

Stream media at home

To stream content to yourYou need to
Apple TV
  1. Install the Seagate Media app on your mobile device.
  2. Connect your mobile device to your Personal Cloud 2-Bay.
    (Your mobile device and Personal Cloud 2-Bay must be on the same home network.)
  3. Launch the Seagate Media app.
  4. Use the Apple TV remote to select the local network from the list or to enter local network's name if the network is hidden.
    (Your Apple TV must be on the same home network as your Personal Cloud and mobile device.)
  5. Enter your password if requested. The Apple TV connects to the router.
  6. Enable AirPlay.
    Swipe up from the bottom of your mobile device to access Control Center. Select your Apple TV.
      Tip: Make sure Mirroring is off for Videos and Music.
  7. Select a movie or song in the Seagate Media app and click Play.
    The AirPlay icon appears on the far right, beside the "Forward" button.
    The movie or song plays on the TV connected to your AirPlay device.
Chromecast
  1. Configure Chromecast on your TV and Wi-Fi per the manufacturer's instructions.
  2. Install Seagate Media on your mobile device.
  3. Tap the cast icon and choose video, photo, or music to start casting.
DLNA Certified device The DLNA service, an industry-wide standard for sharing data over a home network, is turned on by default on your Personal Cloud 2-Bay.
  1. Connect your DLNA Certified device and your Personal Cloud 2-Bay to the same Wi-Fi network (when required).
  2. Consult your DLNA Certified device's instructions.
  3. Generally, DLNA provides a menu showing available devices. Select your Personal Cloud 2-Bay.
    Your DLNA Certified device loads the content it is able to play from your Personal Cloud 2-Bay.
iTunes Turn on the iTunes service.
  1. In the Device Manager, click Services.
  2. Place your mouse over the iTunes service. Click the Edit menu that appears, and then click Start.
  3. Start iTunes on your computer.
  4. Open Preferences. (On a Mac keyboard, press command+comma. In iTunes on your PC, select Preferences from the Edit menu).
  5. Click the General tab and ensure that Shared Libraries is checked.
  6. Open the menu sidebar (View > Show Sidebar)
  7. Under Shared, select PersonalCloud
    To learn how to copy your iTunes library to your Personal Cloud 2-Bay, visit the Seagate Personal Cloud 2-Bay support page.
LG TV
  1. Turn on your LG TV.
  2. Connect your LG TV and your Personal Cloud 2-Bay to the same Wi-Fi network.
  3. Install the Seagate Media app on your mobile device.
  4. Connect your mobile device to your Personal Cloud 2-Bay.
  5. Tap the cast icon and choose video, photo, or music to start casting.
Roku There are two ways to enjoy content on Roku.
  1. Install Roku Media Channel from the Roku app store and connect to your Personal Cloud 2-Bay through the app.
  2. Install the Seagate Media app on your mobile device. Connect your Roku device and Personal Cloud 2-Bay to the same Wi-Fi network.
    Tap the cast icon and choose video, photo, or music to start casting.
Samsung Smart TV Install Seagate Media from the Samsung app store and connect to your Personal Cloud 2-Bay through the app.

Stream media away from home

To remotely access content to yourYou need to
iOS or Android media device

Install the Seagate media app.

Seagate recommends that you install the Seagate Media app on your mobile device for optimal access and viewing of your media. The Seagate Media app contains a remote access module that allows you to sign in to your Seagate Access account and access your Personal Cloud 2-Bay media library.

  Note: You must create your Seagate Access account on your Personal Cloud 2-Bay before you can sign in through the Seagate Media app.

Remotely access media content

You can remotely access media on your Personal Cloud 2-Bay using your Mac or PC computer.

To remotely access content on yourYou need to
Mac and PC computer
  1. Open a web browser and go to PersonalCloud.seagate.com.
  2. Log in with your email address and password.
  3. Your NAS OS devices are listed on the page. Click on the Personal Cloud you would like to access.
  4. The Filebrowser app is launched automatically, allowing you to view and access your content.