Stream videos from your server for free
Once your server is up and running, you’re ready to stream content from it. The best option is to install an app on your target device, but you have to make a one-off payment of around £4.99 to unlock the streaming feature. You can avoid this by using a browser instead. First, make a note of the IP address on your server dashboard. 1
Open the browser on your target device – an ipad, in our case. Type the address (including the port) and press Enter. There are different addresses, depending on whether you’re streaming over a local network (LAN) or the internet (WAN). Your device should connect to the server to display your folders 1 and latest content. 2
Tap an item you want to watch to see information about it (pulled from the internet), including cover art, 1 plot description, details of the video quality and format, 2 and thumbnails of the cast and crew. 3 Tap Trailer 4 to stream the trailer from Youtube. When you’re ready, tap Play 5 to begin watching.
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