iPad & NAS Drive

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Holymonkey, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. Holymonkey macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    How easy/possible is it to set up a NAS drive which the iPad can access for music files? I was hoping it could be set up to act in the same way the iCloud does with iTunes on the iPad.
     
  2. Federico macrumors member

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    Which NAS do you have? I have a Qnap and is possible, but it depend if your NAS have the ability to do it.
     
  3. Holymonkey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't have a NAS at present - I was holding off from buying one until I knew if such a setup would work!

    I'd been advised this (amazon link for a Synology NAS) was a good choice - basically wanting to get a SONOS setup and use an iPad but extend the storage via a NAS device.
     
  4. engineerben macrumors regular

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    I have a Netgear NAS and it works fine. You have to use their application, of course...

    Actually, most any player will work with it - I usually use FileBrowser from Stratospherix or just VNC.
     
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Not sure u can do it through the stock music player but u can browse and play files using 3rd party apps.
     
  6. apolkowski macrumors member

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    Synology works pretty well. They have dedicated iOS apps for music, video and photo.
     
  7. Holymonkey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome - thank you guys - I think that's given me enough to confirm that I can do what I was aiming for & that NAS device I'd seen is probably a good purchase! :-D
     
  8. sparksd macrumors 6502a

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    For those with a NAS - are you able to use any form of playlists?
     

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