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Seagate Media App - iOS 
Seagate Media App - iOS 

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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.

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. The photo appears on the screen. To exit the full screen view, tap on the photo and tap Done 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. A video playback window automatically appears, allowing you to return to the start of the video, pause/play, or go to the end of the video.
  4. To exit the music playback window, tap Done.
  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 Edit icon () in the navigation bar. On devices with smaller screens, you may have to tap the More icon () to see the Edit option.
      Tip: Long tap in the screen to 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 Actions in the navigation bar, and then choose Play.

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View Photos

View a single photo

  1. Tap on the Libraries and Folders content menu () in the navigation bar.
  2. Tap Photos.
  3. Tap on the photo you want to view.
  4. The photo appears on the screen. To exit the full screen view, tap on the photo and tap Done 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 Edit icon () in the navigation bar. On devices with smaller screens, you may have to tap the More icon () to see the Edit option.
  4. Tap on the photos you want to add to the slideshow. A check mark appears on the selected photos. Photos are added to the slideshow in the order of selection.
    • 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 Actions in the navigation bar, and then tap New Slideshow.
  6. Choose one of the following:
    • Add to an existing slideshow. You are be prompted to choose a slideshow.
    • Save as a new slideshow. You are prompted to enter a name for the slideshow.

Watch a slideshow

  1. Tap on the Libraries and Folders content menu () in the navigation bar.
  2. Tap Photos.
  3. Tap on the Edit icon () in the navigation bar. On devices with smaller screens, you may have to tap the More icon () to see the Edit option.
  4. Tap on the photos you want to play. A check mark appears on the selected photos. Photos 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 Actions in the navigation bar, and then tap Play. The slideshow begins.
  6. To review options for your slideshow, tap a photo as the slideshow plays, then tap the Slideshow icon in the navigation bar.
  7. Select any of these slideshow options: Transitions, Slide timing, Music, Photo loop, and Photo shuffle.
  8. Tap Start Slideshow to continue the slideshow with the new settings.
  9. To exit the slideshow, tap on a photo and tap Done in the navigation bar.

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Listen to Music

Play a song

  1. Tap on the Libraries and Folders content menu () in the navigation bar.
  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 outside of the app screen; iPhones and iPods—tap Done. Music continues to play even when the window is not visible. To recover the music window, try one of the following:

  • Tap on the song that is playing
  • Tap on another song
  • Access the music player in the More menu ()

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 Edit icon () in the navigation bar. On devices with smaller screens, you may have to tap the More icon () to see the Edit option.
  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 Actions in the navigation men, and then tap Play.

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Create a music playlist

  1. Tap on the Libraries and Folders content menu () in the navigation bar.
  2. Tap Music.
  3. Tap on the Edit icon () in the navigation bar. On devices with smaller screens, you may have to tap the More icon () to see the Edit option.
  4. Tap on the music tracks you want to add to the playlist. A check mark appears on the selected tracks. Tracks are added to the slideshow in the order of selection.
    • 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 Actions in the navigation bar, and then tap New playlist.
  6. Choose from the following:
    • Add to existing playlist. You are be prompted to choose a playlist.
    • Save as new playlist. You are prompted to enter a name for the playlist.

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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. Choose Documents.
  3. Tap on the Edit icon () in the navigation bar. On devices with smaller screens, you may have to tap the More icon () to see the Edit option.
  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 Actions in the navigation bar, and then tap Rename.
  6. Type the new name and tap Confirm.

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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 Edit icon () in the navigation bar. On devices with smaller screens, you may have to tap the More icon () to see the Edit option.
  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 Actions in the navigation bar, and then tap 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.

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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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