1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Support Music player that can access and display network drive

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DarthDefault, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. DarthDefault

    DarthDefault Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    5
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010

    Jul 30, 2010
    5
    0
    5
    Male
    Minnesota
    I've searched around, and found no real answer. What I am hoping for is a music player that can access, display and play the music files on my network drive at home. I have a galaxy tab 10.1 gt-p7510, an Asus router and WD my book network drive.
    I've tried several different music and media players, and so far, none have the capabilities I am looking for. I us es file explorer and mx player pro for movies on my tablet, and it works quite well. Using it for music, isn't all that great, however.
    What I am looking for is an app for my android tablet that is as similar to say, winamp, on the pc. Winamp on my tablet, is good for music already on my tablet, but has no network capabilities, or at least none I could get working. BS player was OK, but little more than another app that did what es file explorer already does.
    I have a few gigs of music saved on my network drive, and so far, other than either just using my laptop to listen, I can either transfer a playlist to my tab, or transfer groups of songs. But I would rather be able to browse my collection in more of a library view, within the music app, instead of using just a folder view in a media player, or file explorer.
    Are there really no apps that do this? I've been searching ever since I bought the tab nearly two years ago, shortly after I discovered the built in all share app was not what I wanted in a network capable media player.
     

    Advertisement

  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    843
    Posts:
    10,392
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012

    Jan 16, 2012
    10,392
    2,894
    843
    Male
    Being retired and writing Tasker tasks.
    Fayetteville, NC, USA
    The Samsung app, Music, will do what you want, but I don't know if it's on your tab. (If it is, scroll the top bar to nearby places.)
     
  3. DarthDefault

    DarthDefault Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    5
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010

    Jul 30, 2010
    5
    0
    5
    Male
    Minnesota
    I'm guessing you mean the stock player. If so, it unfortunately doesn't. All it does is display and play music already on my tablet. No network capabilities that I can find in the settings.
     

Share This Page

Loading...