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Seagate Media App - Android 
Seagate Media App - Android 

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Enjoying Your Media

You can view your media library using the media app or a web browser. The media app is highly recommended when using a tablet or a smartphone.

 Tip for web access: To access your media library using a browser, connect to your storage device's Wi-Fi and type its URL address. Generally, the URL is www.productname.com, substituting the name of your storage device for "productname". See your device's user manual for the exact URL.
 Note: Not all network attached storage devices support web access to your media.

View Moments

The Moments library sorts photos into groups with a unique location and date. One moment might include a 7 day vacation to an island. Or you might have two moments on a particular day if the photos were taken in two different locations.

View photos by moments

  1. Tap on the Libraries and Folders content menu () in the navigation bar.
  2. Tap Moments.
  3. Scroll to view different moment groupings.
  4. Tap on the photo you want to view.
  5. You can see it in full screen by double-tapping on it a second time.
  6. To exit the view, tap on the Back icon () in the navigation bar.

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Play Videos

Watch a video

  1. Tap on the Libraries and Folders content menu () in the navigation bar.
  2. Tap Videos.
  3. Tap on the video you want to play.
  4. The video begins playing. Tap the video again to bring up a playback controls that allow you to return to the start of the video, pause/play, or go to the end of the video.
  5. To exit the music playback, tap on the Back icon () in the navigation bar.
 Tip: If the video is marked with an Unsupported File icon ( ), it might not be compatible with your mobile device. Visit Seagate Support for information on third-party players.

Watch multiple videos back-to-back

  1. Tap on the Libraries and Folders content menu () in the navigation bar.
  2. Tap Videos.
  3. Tap on the Select Item icon ( ) in the navigation bar. On devices with smaller screens, you may have to tap the More icon ( ) to see the Select items option.
     Tip: Long tap in the screen to automatically switch to the selection mode.
  4. Tap on the videos you want to play. A check mark appears on the selected videos. Videos play in a loop until the playback is stopped.
    • To deselect a single item, tap on it.
    • To select all items in the view, tap Select Items on the top left and tap Select All. To remove all selections, tap Deselect All.
  5. Tap the Play icon () in the navigation bar.
  6. To exit the music playback, tap on the Back icon () in the navigation bar.

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View Photos

View a single photo

  1. Tap on the Libraries and Folders content menu () on the far left.
  2. Tap Photos.
  3. Tap on the photo you want to view.
  4. You can see it in full screen by double-tapping on it a second time.
  5. To exit photo viewing, tap on the Back icon () in the navigation bar.

Create or update a slideshow

  1. Tap on the Libraries and Folders content menu () in the navigation bar.
  2. Tap Photos.
  3. Tap on the Select Item icon ( ) in the navigation bar. On devices with smaller screens, you may have to tap the More icon ( ) to see the Select items option.
     Tip: Long tap in the screen to automatically switch to the selection mode.
  4. Tap on the photos you want to view as a slideshow. A check mark appears on the selected photos.
    • To deselect a single item, tap on it.
    • To select all files in the view, tap Select items on the top left and Select All. To undo Select All, tap Select items and Deselect All.
  5. Tap on the More icon ( ) and select Add to slideshow.
  6. Select one of the following:
    • New slideshow: Create a new slideshow with the selected photos.
    • Add to an existing slideshow: Add the selected photos to a previously saved slideshow.

Watch a slideshow

  1. Tap on the Libraries and Folders content menu () in the navigation bar.
  2. Tap Photos.
  3. Tap the Down Arrow icon in the navigation bar to filter the view of the Photos library. Select Slideshows.
  4. Tap on the Select Item icon ( ) in the navigation bar. On devices with smaller screens, you may have to tap the More icon ( ) to see the Select items option.
      Tip: Long tap in the screen to automatically switch to the selection mode.
  5. Tap on the slideshow you want to view. A check mark appears on the selected slideshow.
  6. Tap on the Play icon () in the navigation bar. The slideshow begins to play.
  7. To review options for your slideshow, tap on the Slideshow icon.
  8. Select any of these slideshow options: Transitions, Slide Timing, Music, Photo Loop, and Photo Shuffle.
  9. Tap Start Slideshow to continue the slideshow with the new settings.
  10. To exit the slideshow, tap on the Back icon () in the navigation bar.<

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Listen to Music

Play a song

  1. Tap on the Libraries and Folders content menu () on the far left.
  2. Tap Music.
  3. Tap on the song you want to play. A music playback window automatically appears, providing the time of the music track.

The playback window allows you to control how the music plays back: return to the start of the track, pause/play, skip the current track, continuous play (circular arrows), or random play (interconnected arrows).

To exit the music playback window, tap the Back icon () in the navigation bar. Music continues to play even when the window is not visible. To recover the music window, try one of the following:

  1. Tap on the song that is playing
  2. Tap on another song

Play multiple music tracks back-to-back

  1. Tap on the Libraries and Folders content menu () in the navigation bar.
  2. Tap Music.
  3. Tap on the Select Item icon ( ) in the navigation bar. On devices with smaller screens, you may have to tap the More icon ( ) to see the Select items option.
     Tip: Long tap in the screen to automatically switch to the selection mode
  4. Tap on the tracks you want to play. A check mark appears on the selected tracks. Tracks play in the order of selection and continue as a loop until the playback is stopped.
    • To deselect a single item, tap on it.
    • To select all items in the view, tap Select Items on the top left and Select All. To remove all selections, tap Deselect All.
  5. Tap the More icon ( ) in the navigation bar and select Add to playlist.
  6. Choose from the following:
    • New playlist. You are prompted to enter a name for the playlist.
    • Existing playlist. You are be prompted to choose a playlist.

Create a music playlist

  1. Tap on the Libraries and Folders content menu () in the navigation bar.
  2. Tap Music.
  3. Tap on the Select Item icon ( ) in the navigation bar. On devices with smaller screens, you may have to tap the More icon ( ) to see the Select items option.
     Tip: Long tap in the screen to automatically switch to the selection mode.
  4. Tap on the tracks you want to add to your playlist. A check mark appears on the selected tracks. Tracks play in the order of selection and continue as a loop until the playback is stopped.
    • To deselect a single item, tap on it.
    • To select all items in the view, tap Select Items on the top left and Select All. To remove all selections, tap Deselect All.
  5. Tap on the Play icon () in the navigation bar.

You can listen to your saved playlists at any time. Go to the Music library and tap on the filter menu (top left, next to the Seagate icon). Choose Playlists to review your existing playlists. If you do not see a new playlist, tap on the More icon and choose Refresh.

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View Documents

View a document

  1. Tap on the Libraries and Folders content menu () in the navigation bar.
  2. Tap Documents.
  3. Tap on the document you want to view.
  4. Choose the app to use with the document.

Rename a document

 Note: You can rename a single document. If you select more than one document, the rename action is not available.
  1. Tap on the Libraries and Folders content menu () in the navigation bar.
  2. Tap Documents.
  3. Tap on the Select Item icon ( ) in the navigation bar. On devices with smaller screens, you may have to tap the More icon ( ) to see the Select items option.
     Tip: Long tap in the screen to automatically switch to the selection mode.
  4. Tap on the document you want to rename. A check mark appears on the selected document.
    • To deselect a single item, tap on it.
  5. Tap on the More icon ( ) and select Rename.
  6. Type the new name and tap Confirm.

Manage multiple documents

You can perform the following:

  • Download
  • Delete (Note: Deleting a file or folder will permanently remove it from your storage device.)
  1. Tap on the Libraries and Folders content menu () in the navigation bar.
  2. Tap Documents.
  3. Tap on the Select Item icon ( ) in the navigation bar. On devices with smaller screens, you may have to tap the More icon ( ) to see the Select items option.
     Tip: Long tap in the screen to automatically switch to the selection mode.
  4. Tap on the documents you want to manage. A check mark appears on the selected documents.
    • To deselect a single item, tap on it.
    • To select all items in the view, tap Select Items on the top left and Select All. To remove all selections, tap Deselect All.
  5. Tap on the More icon ( ) and select Download or Delete.

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Review Recently Viewed Items

  1. Tap on the Libraries and Folders content menu () in the navigation bar.
  2. Tap Recent.
  3. By default, you can see Recent Videos. Tap on the video you want play.
  4. To choose another library (for example, Photos or Music), tap on the Filter icon () in the navigation bar.
  5. Tap on the library you want to view.

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Cast your media

Cast media from your wireless device to the big screen. Seagate Media is now compatible with Google Chromecast, LG TV 2012 and 2013 models, LG TV with webOS, and Roku. Casting media from your Seagate wireless device to any of these devices allows you to enjoy your content on your TV—movies, TV shows, music, photos, and more.

You can multitask on the mobile device without interrupting playback. For example, you can search for a second video while the first one is casting to your TV. Some Cast devices allow you to play, pause, seek, and control volume on your mobile device

Getting started with Chromecast or Roku

  1. Configure the Chromecast/Roku on your TV and Wi-Fi network per the manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Start the Seagate Media app on your mobile device.
  3. Connect to your Seagate Media compatible storage.
  4. Confirm that the storage device is connected to the same network as the Chromecast/Roku.
  5. Tap the Cast icon ().
  6. Select a cast device (Chromecast or Roku).
  7. Choose a video, photo, or music track to start casting.

Visit the manufacturers’ websites for further information on Chromecast and Roku.

Getting started with LG TV

  1. Turn on your LG TV.
  2. Connect the LG TV to your Wi-Fi network.
  3. Start the Seagate Media app on your mobile device.
  4. Connect to your Seagate Media compatible storage.
  5. Confirm that the storage device is connected to the same network as the LG TV.
  6. Tap the Cast icon ().
  7. Select your LG TV.
  8. Choose a video, photo, or music track to start casting.

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Enhance casting with Seagate Cast Receiver

Seagate Media Receiver for Android TV and Amazon Fire TV enhances casting from Seagate Media. Music, photos and video that you cast from Seagate Media can be accessed in Seagate Media Receiver using the remote control for your Android TV or Amazon Fire TV. Cast queues also appear once they have been initiated by Seagate Media.

  1. Download and launch Seagate Media Receiver on your Android TV or Amazon Fire TV. Seagate Media Receiver is available at the Google Play Store and Amazon Fire TV Apps.
  2. Confirm that the Seagate storage device with the content you want play is connected to the same network as your:
    • Android TV or Amazon Fire TV
    • Mobile device with Seagate Media
  3. Launch the Seagate Media app on your mobile device and navigate to the content you want to cast.
  4. Tap the Cast icon () on the top right and then select Seagate Cast for your Android TV or Amazon Fire TV.
  5. Tap the content you want to cast or select multiple items to build a cast queue.

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