How to Use the GoFlex Satellite With an iPad

The GoFlex Satellite can stream digital media over Wi-Fi directly to your iPad.
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The Seagate GoFlex Satellite is an external hard drive that can stream digital media over its built-in Wi-Fi network. It's compatible with the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, and can also be connected to a variety of devices using USB 3.0. To use the GoFlex Satellite with an iPad, download the GoFlex Media app from the iOS App Store and connect to the Satellite's built-in Wi-Fi network. Once connected, you can stream digital media wirelessly to your iPad.

  • Seagate GoFlex Satellite
  • iPad
  • GoFlex Media app

1 Connecting to the GoFlex Satellite on an iPad

2 Power

Power on the Seagate GoFlex Satellite external hard drive by pressing the power button on the left hand side of the device.

3 Download and install the GoFlex Media app from the App Store

Download and install the GoFlex Media app from the App Store.

4 Connect

Connect to the GoFlex Satellite's Wi-Fi network on your iPad. You'll have to disconnect from any Wi-Fi networks you're currently connected to. Click the "Settings" icon on your iPad, select "Wi-Fi" and search for the GoFlex Satellite wireless network. Select the GoFlex Satellite Wi-Fi network. If you previously set up a network password, enter it when prompted.

5 Navigate back

Navigate back to the home screen on your iPad by pressing the "Home" button and launch the GoFlex Media app.

6 Select the media

Select the media file you want to stream to your iPad from within the GoFlex Media app.

  • Ensure the USB connection is not plugged in before powering on the GoFlex Satellite. You cannot use the USB and Wi-Fi connection at the same time. Be patient as the loading times on the GoFlex Media app can be slow.
  • You can connect up to three wireless devices at one time using the GoFlex Satellite's built-in Wi-Fi connection.

Based in the Washington DC area, Brian Flax holds a Master of Science in education technology, and a Bachelor of Science in entertainment business from Full Sail University. His articles have been published on, where he was a daily writer in the smartphones and tablets section.