Can I install third-party apps on my Synology NAS?

Can I install third-party apps on my Synology NAS?

Yes, you can install third-party apps on your Synology NAS. The Synology NAS (Network Attached Storage) is a versatile device that allows you to install a wide range of applications, in addition to the ones that come pre-installed. By installing third-party apps, you can enhance the functionality and customize your NAS to better suit your needs.

Here are the steps to install third-party apps on your Synology NAS:

  1. Open the Package Center on your Synology NAS. You can access it through the DSM (DiskStation Manager) interface.
  2. In the Package Center, you will find a wide variety of apps available for installation. These apps are categorized under different sections like Backup, Multimedia, Productivity, and more.
  3. Browse through the available apps or use the search bar to find a specific app you want to install.
  4. Select the desired app from the list and click on "Install".
  5. The app will start downloading and installing on your Synology NAS. The installation time may vary depending on the size of the app and your internet connection speed.
  6. Once the installation is complete, you can find and manage the installed apps in the "Installed" section of the Package Center.

Note: It is important to only install apps from trusted sources to avoid any security risks. Synology provides a curated list of official and verified third-party apps in the Package Center, ensuring a safe and reliable installation experience.

By installing third-party apps on your Synology NAS, you can expand its capabilities beyond the default applications, allowing you to create a more tailored NAS experience. Whether you need additional backup solutions, media streaming services, or productivity tools, the wide selection of third-party apps available for Synology NAS gives you the flexibility to customize your device to meet your specific requirements.

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