Is it true that the Samsung Smart TV has to be HARDWIRED in order to see the MyCloud Network drive?
I don’t know, but it seems unlikely.
Why do you think this?
What model TV do you have?
What does its manual say?
Does it have built-in WiFi, or does it need a dongle?
Many manuals will recommend a hardwired connection because it is more reliable, since it doesn’t suffer interference or signal strength issues.
Can I use WIFI on my smart tv to access the MyCloud as long as both devices are on the same network?
Yes, you should be able to. I connect a number of devices to my MyCloud via WiFi on my local network, and stream media to them, using DLNA/UPnP apps.
If my Smart TV can natively play MKV files then in theory I should not have a problem playing them with MyCloud, correct?
In theory, yes…
Other users have reported that they have mixed results with Samsung smart TVs; old ones connect, new ones don’t. Compatibility with DLNA seems to be variable…
Oops; it was LG TVs…