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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.
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 your||You 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.|
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:
A Seagate Media icon appears next to any folder you've provided access to.
To remove Seagate Media access:
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.
|To stream content to your||You need to|
|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.
|iTunes||Turn on the iTunes service.
|Roku||There are two ways to enjoy content on Roku.
|Samsung Smart TV||Install Seagate Media from the Samsung app store and connect to your Personal Cloud 2-Bay through the app.|
|To remotely access content to your||You 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.
You can remotely access media on your Personal Cloud 2-Bay using your Mac or PC computer.
|To remotely access content on your||You need to|
|Mac and PC computer||