Seagate, a hard drive manufacturer, is constantly looking for more ways to give users access to their data. Many of their drives today have a wireless component, allowing you to browse with your phone without having to be connected to the Internet. However, this only works for a single user. If you want to watch one of your movies on a TV, you could cast it or use Seagate’s new Media Receiver app.
This app is designed for tablets and TVs, allowing users to browse their videos, music, and photos. It uses the Leanback library, although search does not appear to be available. You will have to scroll through each category to find the media that you want.
There are a number of helpful additions that Seagate placed in their app. Items are queued, so one video or song will play after the first ends. Photos can be played in a slideshow, switching without user interaction. You can also pause the slideshow and navigate manually.
The app is free to download on Google Play, although you will need one of the supported hard drives for the app to actually work.