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4.m MOBILE ACCESS: Stream media outside the home

Stream your music, movies, and photos on your mobile devices while away from home. Go to the iOS App store and Google Play for Android to search for free and paid apps that allow you to playback media from remote locations. Examples of apps include:

Note: There are many apps available to stream media from network devices such as the LaCie CloudBox. Select the app that best suits your household and read the app documentation for specific instructions. Please note:

  • Many mobile streaming apps require a separate application for a computer in your home. Please see the website for your preferred app to learn more.
  • Many mobile streaming apps also require an initial setup that includes a unique code to link your mobile device to the home computer.

Basic instructions to configure worldwide access:

On your computer:

  1. Visit the website of your preferred app on a computer at home.
  2. Download and install the PC/Mac server software.
  3. Launch the server software:
    1. When configuring a source, select the LaCie CloudBox Family folder or the folder that contains your media files.
    2. Note the pin code or sign-in (depending upon your app).

On your mobile device (iOS or Android):

  1. Download and launch the app.
  2. Select the server.
  3. You may need to enter the pin code to add your server.

Further instructions to stream files from remote locations will vary based upon the app that you have selected. Please review the documentation for your app.

Important info: Please note the following:

  • It is recommended that you store media files in the Family folder for easy streaming from a mobile device.
  • Check the documentation for your app to determine if a computer with the server software must be turned on for worldwide mobile access.

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