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Initial post: Nov 14, 2012 12:04:22 PM PST
Mr. T. Hill says:
Is it possible to access a home NAS such as the Seagate or Western Digital drives over the internet from my Kindle Fire? Iam thinking of buyinga NAS but don't want to if the Kindle Fire can't access it.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 9:33:20 AM PST
gail Swartz says:
I need to know how to streem videos also

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 11:34:19 AM PST
Shawn says:
I do not have expertise in the subject that you are asking about so I will not and should not offer any advice but what I will say is asking these sorts of questions on a website setup for shopping is not the best option available to you. I say this because it is obvious that you have internet access that allowed you to ask these questions, so with that access it would be more productive if you were to find a site or a forum that is either updated with the information you seek of is membered by people that would be more than happy to help. I wish you the best.

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 3:40:02 PM PST
i an app called FileBrowser to access my Seagate NAS from my iPhone. I have not found a comperable app for my Fire hd yet. Pls update this thread if you find one.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012 6:30:10 PM PST
Shawn says:
For android apps you can look in Google play or there on the Amazon site and do a search for Seagate. One of the returned options will be the Seagate Global Access but there are others as well. There is also an iPhone app called Seagate Global Access along with other choices. I am not sure what NAS system you have but they should all be accessible through these apps. I would ignore those that can seem to figure technology out when reading the reviews. Just download it, learn how it is supposed to work instead of relying on the tech god to just make it happen when one turns everything on.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2013 1:26:23 AM PST
Hello Mr. Hill,
I am using a Western Digital 3TB "My Book Live" drive. I downloaded 2 apps, WD Photos & WD 2go, onto my Kindle Fire HD and they work great!. Each app shows you how to hook it up to your network and auto-copy all doc's and photos.
I hope this was helpful.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2013 1:48:01 AM PST
Mr. T. Hill says:
Thanks for this Eric, really helpful.

Posted on Feb 10, 2013 2:32:54 AM PST
K Henderson says:
To access any of your home connected devices, you need to setup a couple of things. First you need to establish your internet presence with a Domain Name. Services like DDNS (Dynamic DNS) can be setup on your router, and aid in the process. A domain name is a alias given to an IP Address to be used as a URI. For example http://www.amazon.com - This Fully Qualified Domain Name or FQDN, allows me to enter that in the browser and connect to their servers. You will need to create the same.

Start here: www.dyndns.org

Some NAS help you set this up, but now that you have that setup you will need to broadcast a service that will allow you to few said videos on your NAS. This isn't that simple, and might not work with the product selections you have. You may even need to run your computer at all times to do it. IS there something that you can use, yes? TVersity. It will broadcast a website that will act as a proxy for your saved media at home. Secure it with a username and password, and you have your solution.

No there isn't anything simpler, except if you purchase a NAS that has this feature built in.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2013 9:46:26 AM PST
Grumbler says:
what are you talking about. these forums are AWESOME for getting multiple contradictory answers to simple questions :)
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