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Allow access to a NAS drive

Got an XB1 preordered. If it is supposed to be the 'ONE' device in the living room surely we should be able to access videos, music and photos from a NAS drive. I guess it will work the same way as Windows 8 where I can't add the NAS drive to my video library or music library. Only 'Windows' NAS drives are supported I believe. (I have a Synology NAS)

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    CharlieCharlie shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Be able to play video and music from iDevice to Xbox One + be able to play from DNLA server (NAS drive)  ·   · 

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      • AndrewAndrew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would appreciate if someone could tell me how.
        The Video player still says that the service is not available in my region. I can access via Plex app, but it costs $5 per months that I don't want to pay if I'm a Gold member and I had the same functionality on XBox 360.
        I agree with "skunkmonkey06" that I feel cheate on XBox one which is a step backward compared to the functionality of 360.

      • EdwardEdward commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Unfortunately upnp isn't supported yet until out of beta. Right now it's memory stick only

      • ToshTosh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Superb! used it a lot since its release. Not the most of pretty UIs mind you but it certainly does the job.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Check out major Nelsons blog, this is now a confirmed feature coming before the end the year!!

      • GunvaldGunvald commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Absolutely agree. This is the only thing holding me back from getting an Xbox One at the moment...

      • skunkmonkey06skunkmonkey06 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I feel cheated that my Xbox One lacks features that my Xbox 360 possesses regarding the ability to stream or play video from my network hard drive attached to my router. This should be a built in feature & an easy system update. I purchased this unit for the very purpose of media control & since it lacks such a basic function, it will not be the media control device I thought I was purchasing. I don't want to "play to Xbox One" from a PC. I want to pull my videos from my home network & watch with my Xbox One. I'm lucky that my Samsung smart tv can do this for me. Thanks Samsung. It's sad when my tv can offer better media control than the device I purchased to use on it for this purpose. I was sold a next Gen console that was marketed as the only "One" I would I need to fill my media & gaming needs, when will it arrive? Now I've read that layoffs will weaken & delay releases of future services. I wish I could get a refund or better yet the "One" I thought I purchased.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What has been billed as the all in one media hub and must have for the living room the most important aspect for myself and many other users is the lack of full DLNA support !!! Surely something billed as the above would have this. I have a my personal music & movie collection as do my family yet we cannot stream directly from the xbox one ? what astounds me is that our Xbox 360 has this ability and is a great feature especially when having friends around. i cannot understand why even at lauch as to now there has been no system update to incorporate this feature !!!!! as we now move towards a more defined digital content era the xbox one is lagging in this department.
        Come on and give your customers what they need as we once had. If you want a next genn console then make it as feature rich as you can and several steps ahead of the competition.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can we have an update on this, please?! I see that it's under review but where are we at with this? Thanks!

      • TomasTomas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For Synology users there is a solution, but you have to use mobile/table or pc to stream video from Synology to XBOX one. Open DS Video app and select where to stream your video. Works for me, i agree this should be native on XBOX one.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I bought an Xbox One and was horrified to fing=d out that this thing that is supposed to be my home media device is pretty much useless.....Let me browse and play videos from my Network Share exposed by my WD TV Live SMP!!!! Damn you Microsoft....when you sat there and developed your usage scenarios did you just assume everyone would use Xbox Video supplied content or something......not on!!!!!

      • Tim EckelTim Eckel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm still waiting for this functionality before I purchase an Xbox One. I'm currently using a Sony BR player to stream NAS content. If an $80 BR player supports NAS playback of almost all video formats, one would think it would be a fairly easy thing to add to a $500 console. Will buy an Xbox One the day this functionality is added.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The simple reason my Xbox One is not in my living room (to replace the 360) is because the Xbox One cannot play movies, music and photos from my NAS. My Xbox 360 can, so remains 'one' of the media devices I need under my telly.

      • eqshadimareqshadimar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes please let us mount SMB shares! You have made a standard so pervasive that even my blu ray player will let me mount a network share and stream pictures and music from it but your device that you call a media center won't do this?

      • TepescovirTepescovir commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Seriously microsoft? how can you still be dragging you heals over this. You advertise the one as a media hub?
        media means it can play media. or did you lie through your teeth to get sales knowing you were never planing to make good on your promises?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I can only say that I agree with the comments.
        Trying to make it work on 360 but believe to have the same issue.

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