Viewing photos on my DS213 on Samsung Smart TV KS8000

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Viewing photos on my DS213 on Samsung Smart TV KS8000

Unread post by lambik2000 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:58 pm

Hello,

I'm storing photos and videos on my DS213.
Viewing the videos on my recent Samsung Smart TV KS8000 (bought in 2017) works very well using the DS Video app.
However, since DS Photo does not exist for Samsung, I'm not able to view my photos on the Samsung TV.

I've read articles that it must be possible by using the 'default app' on Samsung, but which app is this ?
Or also, via the web browser but this doesn't work.

So I wonder how you are viewing photos on your Samsung Smart TV.

All tips are welcome.

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Re: Viewing photos on my DS213 on Samsung Smart TV KS8000

Unread post by HardyK » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:32 pm

The person who posted this...

https://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopi ... 23#p503976

...views photos on his Samsung TV so you could ask them if you get stuck. However most network connected TV's will have a generic media software with which you can view photos, play videos and music via a standard protocol, e.g. SAMBA. I'd be surprised if you couldn't do the same.
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Re: Viewing photos on my DS213 on Samsung Smart TV KS8000

Unread post by sjeph8je » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:01 am

Hi,
It would be possible to view your photos via DLNA. For this you need to install the mediaserver package of Synology. This will also make your videos / music available via DLNA.
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Re: Viewing photos on my DS213 on Samsung Smart TV KS8000

Unread post by ja666 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:12 pm

lambik2000 wrote:I'm not able to view my photos on the Samsung TV. I've read articles that it must be possible by using the 'default app' on Samsung, but which app is this? So I wonder how you are viewing photos on your Samsung Smart TV.
I view photos from DS213+ on JU7000 (Tizen 2015). Use your NAS as a DLNA server (I believe Synology photo, video and music folders are by default multimedia dlna-enabled folders; I have no idea if Media Indexing Service has anything to do with dlna, feel free to check), then check 'Source' button on Samsung remote, then choose Synology NAS with top-screen smart-tv menu. Be aware do not filter-out photos with Samsung scroll-down submenu (top-right screen corner), be safe with Filter: All or Filter: Photos. You'll have some zooming options when watching photos.
BTW setting Synology photo folder(s) privileges is very tricky, AFAIK you have to log-in to Photo Station as an admin (cumbersome if you disabled admin account for security purposes) for any changes to be made within Synology Photo Station settings.

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