11-30-2012, 10:24 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 :).
Last edited by Mark van Sinttruije; 11-30-2012 at 10:25 AM. Reason: Text Edit
- 12-16-2012, 09:59 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, 06:10 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". :-)
- 01-05-2013, 12:52 AM #14
- 06-13-2013, 10:10 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, 10:28 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....
06-13-2013, 02:01 PM #17
- 14 Posts
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 :-)
- 11-06-2013, 12:22 AM #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.
- 05-07-2015, 05:58 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.
- 02-06-2016, 07:40 AM #24
Sorry for the repost but the mobile site can be hard to navigate with all the ads. Anyway just wanted to weigh in with.
Its now 2016 we're on windows 10 and I'm still struggling to find anything or way of really using my NAS drive with my windows phone. Mymediahub is about as good as it gets for us and that has such limited functionality.. If anyone knows any way of using a NAS drive on their WP that will work over a mobile network and facilitates both up and downloading of files it would be muchly appreciated.
- 02-06-2016, 11:39 AM #25
I don't know if this is even reasonable but does your nas have the ability to install plex server on it? If it does, then you could use the plex client on your phone.
If you're just wanting to browse files or transfer files you can use Metro File Manager, share folder Explorer, or Yuki Explorer. These are all available on Windows 10 mobile.
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