Apollo - Movies/Music - Samsung TV - Apple Mac

  • Last Post 20 August 2023
Alias Fakename posted this 18 August 2017



can someone tell me if this would work please?


Google Wifi as Router - Apollo Cloud hooked directly to google wifi (or actually any random router)

I have movies and music on my mac book that I want to store on the apollo cloud

I want to use the apollo cloud as media server and have access from my samsung smart tv via LAN to watch movies and listen to music.

Or do I need something else?


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P B posted this 19 August 2017

You can absolutely stream media from your Apollo. Look at SW like Plex Media Server.
(One of the best out there)
There are distributions for OS X, Windows, Linux, and FreeBSD.


1. Once you install Plex Media Server on the designated OS, you will need to point the server to your Media Source Folder.
2. You can use the Apollo Anywhere SMB share as your source for your media files.
3. You can create all type of media libraries within Plex.
4. Install the Plex client on your Samsung and bind it to the server. (Through Samsung's App Store)
5. Enjoy streaming media from your Apollo to your TV.

[Example with Plex running on Ubuntu] 

[Example with Plex running on OS X]
1. Make sure the Apollo Utility is open. It will automatically mount your Apollo Anywhere SMB share (This is where you want to save Media files to).
2. If you don't want to use the Apollo Utility to mount the Apollo Anywhere SMB Share; you can connect to the SMB Apollo Anywhere just like any SMB share. 
3. You will need to know the IP address of the Apollo. You can use the utility to retrieve the IP Address.
3A. To retrieve the IP Address, click the  gear and under Settings > Apollo, you will see the IP Address for the Apollo under Status. 
4.  + K or Go > Connect to Server (Your Apollo admin credentials will be required to mount the share)

For any questions or support inquiries with Plex, you will need to contact them. Promise does not provide any technical support for Plex.

Alias Fakename posted this 19 August 2017

Ok that sounds great.

I am actually using already serviio - similar to plex. 


But if I can hook it up to the router and then set the Apollo drive as source it will work like with Plex.

Thanks a lot!

michael herman posted this 20 August 2023

Absolutely, setting up your media storage and streaming system can be quite exciting! It sounds like you have a clear plan in mind. Using your Apollo Cloud as a media server is a great idea, and it's fantastic that you want to access your movies and music from your Samsung Smart TV. 

To get started, make sure that your Apollo Cloud is connected to your Google Wifi router or any other router of your choice. This will ensure a stable and efficient connection between your devices. Once your Apollo Cloud is properly connected, you can start transferring your movies and music from your Apple MacBook to the Apollo Cloud storage. This will free up space on your MacBook and allow you to access your media files from any connected device.

To access the media on your Apollo Cloud from your Samsung Smart TV, you'll need to make sure both devices are connected to the same local area network (LAN). Most smart TVs, including Samsung ones, have built-in features that allow you to browse and play media files from networked devices. Navigate to the appropriate app on your Samsung Smart TV to find and stream your movies and music directly from the Apollo Cloud.

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Remember, having a well-organized media setup with your Apollo Cloud as a media server will not only provide convenience but also enhance your entertainment experience. If you have any further questions or need assistance with specific steps, feel free to ask. Happy streaming!