Can I install third-party apps and packages on my Synology NAS?
Yes, you can install third-party apps and packages on your Synology NAS. Synology has a package management system called Package Center that allows you to easily install and manage various applications on your NAS device.
Here are the steps to install third-party apps on your Synology NAS using Package Center:
Step 1: Open Package Center
Open the Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) web interface on your computer and navigate to the Package Center.
Step 2: Enable Trust Level
By default, Synology only allows the installation of apps from trusted publishers. You can change the trust level setting to allow installation of third-party apps by going to Settings > Package Center > General and selecting "Any Publisher" under the "Trust Level" option.
Step 3: Find and Install Packages
In the Package Center, you can browse through various categories or use the search function to find specific apps or packages. Once you find the app you want to install, simply click on it and then click the "Install" button.
Step 4: Configure and Use the Installed App
After the installation is complete, you can open the installed app and configure it according to your needs. The installed apps will appear in the main menu of your DSM interface, allowing you to easily access and use them.
It's important to note that not all third-party apps are officially supported by Synology, so it's recommended to only install apps from trusted sources. Synology also provides a list of "Verified Publishers" whose apps are tested and verified to work well with their NAS devices.
Overall, Synology NAS offers a flexible and user-friendly platform for installing and managing third-party apps, allowing you to expand the functionality of your NAS device according to your needs.