I’ve just recently purchased a My Cloud Home, and I’m trying to access the media that I’ve stored in there using my Android TV. The Plex server I’m using isn’t fast enough and is quite sluggish, so I’m trying to connect directly to the drive via the VLC app on my Android TV. However, whenever I navigate to Local Network, all it populates is an smb folder, which is empty.
I have two questions:
How do I move files into the smb folder (I’ve been doing some Google searching and know that it is a public folder, but I haven’t been able to figure out how to populate that public folder in the first place), and;
Is there a way that I can connect my VLC app to my My Cloud Home, just like how Plex has access to it? From what I’m reading, my media is being stored in the User Private Area, so I’m wondering how to access that area with VLC.
Based on the answers I get I’m trying to figure out if My Cloud Home is the best NAS for my needs, or if I need to switch to a different one without the various gateways that stop me from access my media freely.