11-30-2012, 09:24 AM #1
- 5 Posts
Does anyone know if there are any WP(8) apps that allow me to connect to a NAS and browse it and preferrably open/play those files?
On android you had these kind of apps for example:
ES File Explorer File Manager
Couldn't find any in the store myself, perhaps they will come in the near future. If you know of an app which is able to stream media to my WP8 phone, please let me know :).
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- 12-16-2012, 08:59 PM #9
If your NAS is from Synology, there are 3 apps from them. DS Audio, DS photo, and DS finder. The first lets you stream music, genius! The 2nd lets you manage your online photo albums, haven't quite worked it out yet. The last just lets you get the status of your Diskstation.
Unfortunately, iOS and Android also have DS File, which lets you browse and open all files. Hoping this comes to Windows Phone as well.
12-17-2012, 05:10 PM #10
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Wikipedia - DLNA to learn more.
Apple has Airplay, BTW. But it's their proprietary format protocol, which needs licensing to implement. DLNA is more of an open standard, which devices/software can be submitted for compliance. Or you can "wing it" and just implement it "as-is". :-)Guz
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- 01-04-2013, 11:52 PM #14
- 06-13-2013, 09:10 AM #15
I am new to Windows (just bought my Samsung Ativ S last week), and wanted to find an application like the Android "ES File Explorer File Manager"
Unfortunately, my NAS is not a Synology, so I'm very disappointed... I find Windows phone great, but I used this app a lot with my previous Android phone, in order to make transfers from phone to NAS, and in the other way too.
I also found "OPlayerHD Lite" on iOS which allowed me to stream some music and movies easily with an iPad
Does anyone know an app that I could use to make WP best than these 2 old fashioned mobile OS ???
- 06-13-2013, 09:28 AM #16
The Smartphone Reinvented Around You | Windows Phone (United States) search DLNA and try them out and find one works for you. You won't find a program like ES File as there is no file system that is accessible in WP.
Just mark it down as another 'issue' to be resolved hopefully one day in the future. Of course I expect some WP fanboy to tell me that it's not needed....Ignorance, there is a cure.
I also own a Lumia 920.
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06-13-2013, 01:01 PM #17
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My server isnt a ready made one, its a striped down windows 7 pc, as yet ive not found any windows app that will let you see the server let alone share from it, as menioned before, there is no accessable file system in windows 8 phones, its a problem for someone like me because sometimes its nice to connect to a server and pull stuff over. However saying that, I can see the possitive side to this, your windows phone is more secure, though it is a booger :-)
- 11-05-2013, 11:22 PM #19
Just an FYI...I was able to find a program called "ShareFolder" that allows me to set up and access a NAS device on a windows phone. I can upload and download, but can't necessary "play" music file from the NAS device on the windows phone. Small steps.
- 12-30-2013, 02:48 PM #21
I'm glad I found this thread. I want to get a NAS / Local Cloud Backup HDD also. Anyone recommend a NAS that works well with W8/WP8? Or W8/WP8 apps that work well with a particular NAS?Microsoft does not read these Forums. Please go to the Windows Phone Suggestion Site and make your voice be heard.
- 05-07-2015, 04:58 PM #22
This thread is kinda old, so this may be common knowledge now, but I have been using a music playing app with tunes from my NAS since my phone upgraged to Win 8.1. I'm using mymediahub, a free app. Works OK, the interface isn't great.
Not as good as ES File Manager for Android, but it gets the job done.
Give it a try.
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