How can I access files stored on my passport from an iPad?

I would like to use my iPad to view movies stored on my passport for Mac. Is it possible

  • Asked by Olivier L from St-bruno
  • 14-Jun-2013
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2 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    I'm afraid that Apple didn't design the iPad to be used directly connected to a USB device. You would need to transfer any videos that you want on your iPad to iTunes and from there sync them over to the iPad. Hope it helps.

    • Answered by Kevin G from Coamo
    • 04-Sep-2013
  • You can actually access your files like movies and music etc from your Mac or wireless hard drive through the 'Plex' app. I use mine with a NAS drive so i didnt always have to leave my mac on to access my files.

    • Answered by Arran M
    • 02-Feb-2014