Summary: Streaming songs and pictures was straight forward. It has taken me a while to figure out the movies however (I think). But I finally get it to stream wirelessly the movies I bought through iTunes. Unfortunately, it seems to work with iOS BEFORE 7.2.1, NOT AFTER. I get it to play on my iPhone which has iOS 7.1.1; but not on my iPad mini which has iOS 8.1.2. I found a reply from Seagate on one of the Q&A.
At present. ITunes DRM protected videos are currently not ...
Roger Kahn, Amazon
11 December 2014
Summary: At present. ITunes DRM protected videos are currently not playing on iOS 7.2.1 and iOS 8 devices when the files are saved to this device. Seagate and Apple are aware of this but there in no fix yet. The drive is a solid device with plenty of storage. I hope that Seagate will get it working shorlty.
Excerpt: This is great for using as an external storage drive, but you cannot (says so on the box) use it for time machine back-up. It comes formatted for Windows/PC, but the install was still easy on a Mac. We haven't been able to get the wireless portion working, which may be a result of our using a mac not a pc.
Pros: Attractive Design, Compact, High Capacity, Portable, Quiet
Excerpt: I bought this HD to back-up photos when I travel with an Adroid tablet. My intention was to copy the photos from an usb device attached to the tablet for the Wireless HD. It isn´t possible, neither from the ext sd card if you have one in your tablet. You can copy only from the tablet´s main memory. You have to install an App to use the HD with the tablet. I don´t know why there is this limitation. It´s a software problem.
Thomas McLean "absit iniuria verbis. Illegiti..., Amazon
22 June 2013
Summary: I soooo wanted to like this device and after much thought, bought it. Downloaded app....easy...great stuff. Fired it up and made contact with it wirelessly using the latest generation iPad.....NO issues...this is great. Opened app and set password....don't want folk highjacking my stuff! I always save my logon wifi passwords so I don't forget them when I re log in..... Connected to my Mac and downloaded a few music and movie files to test.
Summary: Getting to grips with this supposedly simple device has been frustrating. I bought the Seagate Wireless Plus to accompany me on an overseas trip, with the express purpose of acting as a photo back-up device. As an amateur enthusiast, I shoot in Canon raw format (.CR2), and these files are about 20-25mb each--hence a 32Gb iPad is an insufficient tool for storing thousands of images.
Summary: Over the years I've owned several Seagate products, including a few drives from their GoFlex line. While some products worked very well, others had its share of hiccups. When I received this item, I initially thought -- I've got plenty of portable and external HDs, why would I need this? After I put it through its paces, I now know it can serve a useful purpose in not only my daily life, but my home/mobile entertainment system as well.
Summary: The Wireless Plus 1 TB works for me as advertised but I'm extremely disappointed, from the battery longevity standpoint. The tell you, "Capacity - 500 hi def movies." True. But on two different occasions I played a 2 hour HD movie on my fully charged Wireless Plus and the the battery capacity went from in the 90% range to into the 50% range. So the way I figure that's about 5 hours instead of 10 of HD movie viewing.
Summary: Update: 1/29/13 Received an email response today from a support ticket I submitted 5 days ago. No instructions, tips, or suggestions. Just "Please elaborate on the connection not being stable?" So what, now I have to wait another 5 days? So I went back to Seagate support page to look for answers and tried online chat. First time it sat there for at least 10 minutes. Had to refill the form, finally got a person who said I needed to call.