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# 179173 30-Aug-2015 08:54
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Bought a cheap android tablet and having issues. Wondering if there is a way to set up to view video & photo files on my computer over home wifi?




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  # 1376356 30-Aug-2015 11:18
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what app will do photo/video gallery/stream over network




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  # 1376357 30-Aug-2015 11:21
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Kodi will. But might be more than you want



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  # 1376358 30-Aug-2015 11:23
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might put it in the too hard basket eh




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  # 1376359 30-Aug-2015 11:30
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Kodi is quite easy to use. It is just a lot more than a file viewer

Install kodi from play store on tablet.  Share the folders/drive on your windows machine.

Add the shared drives to kodi.

If the video files are tv/movie files they need to be named properly for them to be indexed. Otherwise you can just view the file names.

Add the pictures the same way.
My s4 runs it fine

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  # 1376361 30-Aug-2015 11:35
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ES File explorer works across networks. You could browse on the network, hit play on the file. Works well for me.

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  # 1376368 30-Aug-2015 12:02
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For kids to use, so needs to be kids friendly. Kodi is kid friendly?




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  # 1376382 30-Aug-2015 12:21
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joker97: For kids to use, so needs to be kids friendly. Kodi is kid friendly?


Once it is set up yes. Even my 60 year father can use it and he struggles to turn a computer on.

You can also put it in kiosk mode to prevent settings being changed.

Would be perfect as a kids cartoon watching device

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  # 1376462 30-Aug-2015 16:26
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Thanks guys.




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