I am using an Amazon fire stick with Kodi on it to watch movies on my netgear wndr4700.
This has been working great, I’m able to drag and drop files via file explorer from either my win 10 or win 7 machine, and can watch everything on my TV.
My wndr no longer seems to be working… I cannot access the ready share via file explorer or Kodi or any other device,
I’m looking for something to replace it, and am getting lost reading all the comparisons.
I want to plug into my network, stream to Kodi or my onkyo stereo, and map it as Network drive.
What do you suggest that will do this?
Yes, this is a very popular use of Amazon Firestick. It is so simple to install KODI on it and use NAS as your data source. For such as I would recommend something simple like DS218j or DS418j (2 or 4 drive option).
Here is also instructions on how to create a shared folder which you can link with KODI: link
Create NFS Rule
- Click Shared Folder
- Select the shared folder where you store your media files (movies)
- Click Edit button
- Select second tab Permissions
- Tick Read/Write for admin user
- Select NFS Permissions tab
- Input following settings
- Hostname or IP*: *
- Privilege: Read/Write
- Squash: Map all users to admin
- Security: sys
- Tick Enable asynchronous
- Tick Allow connections from non-privileged ports (ports higher than 1024).
- Tick Allow users to access mounted subfolders
- Click OK button
- Finally, you will see your created NFS rule, and click OK button
Adding Video Source in Kodi
- Select Videos
- Select Files
- Select Add Videos
- Select Browse
- Select Network File System (NFS)
- Your NAS will be displayed as an IP, select that IP
- Select your shared folder
- Press OK; *Make sure the path at the bottom is showing correctly
- Enter the name of your preference for this media source and press OK
- Select Movies or whatever type of video files are in your shared folder. The purpose of this is so that Kodi can search for a cover/description of the movie and display it to the user
- Press OK
- Finally, press Yes so that Kodi can scan your shared folder and present you with your media
- If you did everything correctly, you will see your media source added in that list
- Last but not least, I would recommend having the Update library on startup option selected so that Kodi can refresh its database with any additions you might have done after you last opened Kodi
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