FRITZ!Box 7390 – Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Box 7390 – Service

Setting up FRITZ!Box Media Server

As a media server, the FRITZ!Box can transmit images, music, and videos as well as Internet radio stations and podcasts to playback devices or software in the home network (media streaming). This way you can access a central media collection from all computers and many other devices in the FRITZ!Box home network such as televisions, smartphones with FRITZ!App Media, and wireless music systems.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • The playback device or software must support the UPnP AV (Universal Plug and Play Audio/Video) standard.

Important:Some of the settings described here are only displayed if the advanced view is enabled in the user interface. The configuration procedure and notes on functions given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS.

1 Setting up a media server for your media collection

Disabling the USB remote connection for USB storage devices in the FRITZ!Box

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "USB Devices" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "USB Remote Connection" tab.
  4. Disable the "USB storage media" option.
  5. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

Connecting a USB storage device with your media collection to FRITZ!Box

  1. Copy your media collection to a USB storage device (for example a memory stick or hard drive).

    Important:The USB storage device must be formatted with the NTFS, FAT/FAT32 or ext2 file system in order to use it with the media server. The manufacturer can provide you with information on the file system on your USB storage device.

  2. Connect the USB storage device to a USB port on the FRITZ!Box.

Enabling the Media Server in the FRITZ!Box

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Media Server" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Enable the option "Media server enabled".
  4. If you would like to restrict access to particular USB storage devices connected to the FRITZ!Box, in the "Media Sources" section, select the USB storage device with the media files you would like to release for sharing for the Media Server.
  5. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

Indexing media files

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Storage (NAS)" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. In the table "Storage on the FRITZ!Box", click on "not created" or "was created" for every storage listed that contains files.

The indexing procedure is complete when "was created" is displayed next to each storage device that you indexed.

The index file will now be updated automatically if you use a web browser to copy the files to http://fritz.nas. If you use the Windows Explorer or another application to copy the files to the storage, then you must either use the FRITZ!Box user interface, FRITZ!Fon, FRITZ!App Media, or a playback device or software that supports UPnP to update the file index.

2 Configuring media sources in the Internet

The following step is only necessary if you use Telekom's MagentaCLOUD and want the FRITZ!Box Media Server to make the media files stored on it available:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Media Server" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Enable the service you are using in the "Media Sources in the Internet" section.
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.
    • Now a window for configuring the media source in the FRITZ!Box opens.
  5. Enter the account information you received from your provider in the corresponding fields and follow the further instructions.

    Important:While configuring the MagentaCLOUD service, Telekom asks you to grant authorization to the FRITZ!Box. The text displayed is incorrect. The FRITZ!Box does not request personal data from the Telekom and also cannot access any. Telekom will change the text accordingly.

3 Setting up Internet radio

The following step is only necessary if you would like to use the FRITZ!Box media server to listen to Internet radio stations:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Media Server" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Web Radio" tab.
  4. From the drop-down list, either select a preconfigured radio station or select the entry "Other web radio station..." if the desired station is not included in the list.

    Note:If you select a preconfigured station, it is then automatically configured. Click the "Edit" button after the entry if you would like to change the following settings later.

  5. Enter a name for the radio station in the "Name" field.
  6. Enter the address of the radio station in the "Web address" field.

    Note:Links to many Internet radio stations can be found at www.shoutcast.com, for example. You can copy the addresses of the stations and use the context menu to paste them into the corresponding field.

  7. If several FRITZ!Fons are registered with the FRITZ!Box, select the telephones you would like to make the radio station available on.
  8. Click "OK" to save the settings.

Now you can listen to Internet radio stations with your playback devices or software that support UPnP.

Note:You can also use a FRITZ!Fon to listen to Internet radio stations. To do so, press the "Menu" key on the telephone and scroll to "Internet services" > "Web radio".

4 Setting up podcasts

The following step is only necessary if you would like to use the FRITZ!Box Media Server to listen to podcasts:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Media Server" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Podcast" tab.
  4. From the drop-down list, either select a preconfigured podcast or select the entry "Other podcast..." if the desired podcast is not included in the list.

    Note:If you select a preconfigured podcast, it is then automatically configured. Click the "Edit" button after the entry if you would like to change the following settings later.

  5. Enter a name for the podcast in the "Name" field.
  6. Enter the address of the podcast in the "Web address" field.

    Note:Links to many podcasts can be found at www.podcastdirectory.com. You can copy the web address of the podcast and paste it into the corresponding field using the context menu.

  7. Enter how often the podcasts should be updated in the "Retrieval interval" fields.
  8. If you are using a FRITZ!Fon and want it to automatically inform you about new podcasts, enable the option "Automatically signal new podcasts on the FRITZ!Fon".
  9. If several FRITZ!Fons are registered with the FRITZ!Box, also select the telephones you would like to make the podcast available on.
  10. Click "OK" to save the settings.

Now you can listen to podcasts with your playback devices or software that support UPnP.

Note:You can also use a a FRITZ!Fon to listen to podcasts. To do so, press the "Menu" key on the telephone and scroll to "Internet services" > "Podcasts".