If the WD Cloud is connected on your local area network, same location and same network as your mac, then you will need to map your drives to your Mac before you can watch your movies without having to download or copy them to your mac.
Mapping the Devices as a drive
This is how I’ve been using the NAS device by mapping the device as a local drive. SMB for Mac. After mapping the shares as a drive, with the gigabit ethernet, the shares almost feels local.
On my Mac, once your WD Cloud is powered up
in finder, click Go
select connect to server
you should see wdmycloud, double click on this
you will see Connected as: Guest,
a. if you have already created users with access to certain shares then you must click on ‘Connect as’ and enter your userid and password.
- select the shares that you want to connect and they will show up on your desktop.
now browse over to your movie folder and double click on any movies and they should play immediately.
Remember to get the free Mplayerx from the Apple App store as this will play all the formats including MKV without problems.