Introducing My Cloud OS 5
Welcome to our fresh new My Cloud NAS software ecosystem featuring our latest security updates for enhanced data privacy, improved stability and reliability, a modern mobile and web app experience, and improved photo/video viewing and sharing capabilities.
My Cloud OS 5 helps you easily back up and organize high volumes of content from multiple computers, smartphones, and tablets on your My Cloud NAS, on your own private network, and without costly subscriptions. Use the mobile or web app to remotely access and share files, photos and videos you save on your My Cloud NAS from anywhere with an Internet connection.
COLLECT YOUR CONTENT IN ONE PLACE
Set up automatic backups to save content from your multiple devices on your private My Cloud NAS. And with your files, photos, and videos organized in one place on your own network, you can easily streamline access to manage your projects and optimize workflows.
The My Cloud OS 5 mobile app makes your content available to your smartphone or tablet with an Internet connection, whether you’re at home or away. Stop lugging around external drives when you travel and simply access your important files with your smartphone or tablet.
EASY SHARING AND COLLABORATION
Easily share content with friends, family, and colleagues, or invite them to access your My Cloud NAS for seamless collaboration. My Cloud OS 5 makes it easy to share high-res photos and videos, a single file, or an entire folder using your smartphone or tablet.
OPTIMIZED MULTI-MEDIA EXPERIENCE
My Cloud OS 5 delivers a beautiful photo and video viewing experience, so you get the most out of your multi-media library.
• Better Photo Viewing and Sharing: Preview RAW and HEIC photos before sending. Create albums to collect and organize photos for projects, special events, or just memories you want to share. Then, you can invite others to view or even add in their own photos.
• Sharper Video Sharing: Share high-quality video with friends, family or clients without compromising on resolution.
• Smooth Streaming: Download the Twonky Server or Plex Media Server to smoothly stream movies and music playlists stored on your My Cloud NAS to your TV, home entertainment system or mobile device.
Key App Features:
- Easily back up and organize high volumes of content from multiple smartphones and tablets on your private My Cloud NAS
- Remotely access all the content saved on your private My Cloud NAS without costly subscriptions
- Share high-res photos and videos, a single file, or an entire folder using your smartphone or tablet
- Create an Album so you can easily share photos and videos with colleagues, clients, or family
- Smoothly stream movies and music playlists stored on your My Cloud NAS to your mobile device
Thank you for using My Cloud OS5! We update the app often to provide the best experience for you. Make sure you have the latest version to take advantage of all the features. This version only includes several bug fixes and performance improvements in the app. If you have any issue, questions, or feedback please visit help.mycloud.com/os5.
Ratings and Reviews
It works but that’s about it
So far, the new OS seems to be working. I miss a few of the features of the old system. For example, I haven’t figured out how to move a file from my phone to my storage device yet. So far, it looks like the only option is to copy files and that can be cumbersome when you’re copying from a long list of files that you really just want to move. If you have to pause the task in the middle of the transaction, it’s difficult to keep track of the number of files that you still need to copy. That’s the other problem too: there’s no way to know which files are in the process of being pasted and how much of them have been transferred. You only get to know the number of files you’ve chosen or how many files there are left in the transfer. The old system used to identify the files that were moved and specifically, which files were in the process of being moved.
There doesn’t appear to be any support for GIF images in the new OS either. However, the things that the new OS does do, it seems to do them well.
Software that is supposed to be an upgrade but is a downgrade. Perhaps the world of cloud - connected devices is so infested with malicious hackers that the only way to keep me safe is to severely limit what my MyCloud device can let me look at and download. In the privacy of my on home I can see a folder with 300 songs on my My cloud device - but there is no option for “download” - so how am I supposed to transfer those to my iPad? I can send a link and individually select songs. How about a choice for <select all> ?
Once again, WD has left the production of the User interface to access what my NAS can store sorely lacking in feature and usability.
Why do we have to go backwards
I have been using my cloud products for 10 years starting with my book. Now I’m on the PR2100 and it worked well with OS3. I mainly use the products for backup and enjoy the cloud access to files as I travel frequently. I have delayed updating to OS5 for sometime knowing it did not have the OS3 capabilities and had hoped that they would continue to complete the build out. But they have not. OS 3 is no longer supported and I have made the move. Seems very focused on pictures only. I cannot edit other file types in the app. I cannot save other file types from my iPhone or iPad to the OS5 app. So unless you just want to manage pictures from IOS this seems like a huge waste of having cloud access and does not have the functionality of previous versions although it was beta released in late 2020? Looks like it is time to find another backup provider with cloud access.
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