FRITZ!Box 7340 – Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Box 7340 – Service

Setting up FRITZ!Box Media Server

As a media server, the FRITZ!Box can transmit music, image, and video files as well as web 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, wireless music systems.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • The playback device or software must support the UPnP-AV 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 your 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 your 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 automatically updated if you use a web browser to copy the files to the FRITZ!NAS user interface (http://fritz.nas). If you copy files to the storage by another means, for example with the Windows Explorer, you must either use the FRITZ!Box user interface or a playback device or software that supports UPnP (for example FRITZ!App Media, FRITZ!Fon) to update the file index.

2 Configuring media sources in the Internet

The following step is only necessary if you use the 1&1 online storage and want the FRITZ!Box Media Server to make the media files stored on the storage available:

Important:Google and Telekom recently changed the login procedure for their services. These changes could not be incorporated in FRITZ!OS for your FRITZ!Box. This means that you can no longer use the FRITZ!Box Media Server to access Google Play Music and the Telekom Mediencenter.

  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.

    Important:A USB storage device must be connected to the FRITZ!Box for the 1&1 online storage. You can configure the online storage as described in this guide.

  4. Click "Apply" to save your 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.

3 Setting up web radio stations

The following step is only necessary if you would like to use the FRITZ!Box Media Server to listen to web 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 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 web radio station in the "Name" field.
  6. Enter the address of the web radio station in the "Web address" field.

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

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

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

Note:You can also use a FRITZ!Fon to listen to web 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".