QNAP Qmedia App Now Available on the Roku Platform



/ 3 years ago

qnap Qmedia-for-Roku

One of the best things in owning a NAS is the ability to stream the content to all your available devices from a centralized storage, but everyone who has a smart TV that is just a few years old also knows the issues with having the proper codecs to view and stream all these files. This is one of the places where extra set-top boxes such as the ones from Roku come into play and they just became even better thanks to the official QNAP support.

QNAP announced the new availability of the free Qmedia app for Roku players and Roku TV models, allowing users to easily stream photos, music, and videos from their QNAP NAS devices to their TV through QNAP’s DLNA server function. When you couple that with the support for video transcoding and hardware acceleration, users can enjoy a better and smoother viewing experience of their rich multimedia collections.

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The QNAP Qmedia app is now available as one of the streaming channels in the Roku Channel Store, integrating the Media Library from QTS with the same user interface that Roku users are familiar with for a consistent browsing experience.

The new Qmedia app for Roku requires your NAS to run the newest QTS 4.2 firmware and that you have turned DLNA on in your settings, but other than that it’s as easy as installing the app on the Roku and connect it to your QNAP NAS. If still in doubt, QNAP also released a small online tutorial to help you get it up and running.

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What is your preferred way to stream the content from your NAS? Do you use your TV’s or consoles DLNA function, use Plex Media Server, or something completely different? Let us know in the comments.

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One Response to “QNAP Qmedia App Now Available on the Roku Platform”
  1. Joey says:

    I have then QNAP TS-451+ with latest firmware. I have installed/updated video station and codec pack. I also have the Roku Ultra with up to date firmware and newly installed Qmedia. I have also watched the tutorial to validate my settings. The issue is, I can get to the file and see the movies. I select the movie and the option to play video or go back. When selecting play video, it takes me directly and instantly to the Roku home screen. (Network is wired) I have even taken the the time to wipe everything and give it a fresh install. Same results. Any ideas are greatly appreciated. Thanks! I originally tried using the Roku play, but have the “no audio” issue, and since I use a Qnap NAS, seemed like a good idea that it would all work together. 🙂

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