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Can I access files on a shared network drive?

Created 15/05/2019
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Through the PS4 I can see my NAS and desktop PC on the network.  When I open the NAS, all the files stored on it are available to view on the PS4 though they are sorted into folders like 'video' and 'music' rather than being explorable via their storage folders.

Anyway, this isn't the case with the PC; a variety of category folders show up, but no files.  I have a large external hard drive attached to the PC that is shared on the network; other computers can explore this drive easily via the network.  I want to be able to view the stuff on this drive on the television though.  I've so far failed at doing so with the smart TV, so I was hoping the PS4 could do the job instead.  Is this possible?

Answers

  • mont348

    16/05/2019

    mont348 16 May, 2019 @ 05:39
    I doubt it would be possible due to the PS4's closed source OS similar to the TV. 
  • GraphiteGB

    19/05/2019

    GraphiteGB 19 May, 2019 @ 07:57

    Google DLNA server appliction for PC

    Then Google PS4 Media player app accesses the DLNA server app on PC...

    Google correctly working apps and NOT using WMP. which fails to get passed windows firewalls lots of times...

    VIdeo music and Pics are viewable via the DLNA client on the PS4 media player from the DLNA server set up on... PC MACs mobiles an External HDD ONCE the DLNA server has been set up on the require PC device it will duplicate the version built in to the external HDD...