DS video APK

Version 1.1.7 - com.synology.dsvideo
Last updated: 2020-06-28

The official video app, optimized for streaming from your Synology NAS Server

DS video apk

APP Information

Download Version 1.1.7 (10060)
Apk Size9.27 MB
App DeveloperSK Mtek Limited
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up
App Packagecom.synology.dsvideo.apk
Website https://myds.synology.com/support/support_form.php?lang=enu

Download DS video 1.1.7 APK

App Description

DS video is synology,dsvideo,video,players,editors, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 3 by 7 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit SK Mtek Limited website who developed it. com.synology.dsvideo.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 1.1.7 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 44843+ times on store. You can also download com.synology.dsvideo APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

*You must own a Synology NAS to run this app, and be running DSM 5.2 and Video Station 1.5 on your Synology NAS to get the complete list of features*

Use DS video to stream your video collection on your DiskStation to your Android device. Browsing is made easy as your videos are sorted in different libraries, and each movies has its information retrieved online automatically. And if you have plugged in a DTV dongle to your DiskStation, you will also be able to record TV programs, as well as view the TV program to manage the recording schedule even when on the move.

Find all detailed features about the app on our website:

www.synology.com > NAS > DSM 5.2 > Apps > Mobile Apps > Software Specs

App ChangeLog

  • 1. Fixed the issue where subtitles might not display properly in an autoplay.
  • 2. Fixed the issue where users could not sign in properly using their self-defined port after signing out.
  • 2. Minor bug fixes.

App Screens

DS video App Screen 1DS video App Screen 2DS video App Screen 3DS video App Screen 4DS video App Screen 5DS video App Screen 6DS video App Screen 7DS video App Screen 8DS video App Screen 9


Apk scan results

Apk Scaned By TotalVirus Antivirus,com.synology.dsvideo.apk Was Pure And Safe.

Scan Stats:confirmed-timeout:0|failure:0|harmless:0|malicious:0|suspicious:0|timeout:8|type-unsupported:10|undetected:53|
File type:Android
Magic:Zip archive data
File size:9720208
Uncompressed Size:21877141
Contained Files	:801
Contained Files By Type:MF:1,RSA:1,SF:1,dex:1,gz:1,jpg:1,ogg:4,png:404,so:9,xml:358,


requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows an application to view the status of all networks.
android.permission.INTERNET: Allows an application to create network sockets.
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK: Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
com.synology.PERMISSION_HISTORY_DATA: Unknown permission from android reference
view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.


Certificate Issuer:C:TW, CN:Synology, L:Taipei, O:Synology, ST:Taiwan, OU:Synology
Certificate Subject:C:TW, CN:Synology, L:Taipei, O:Synology, ST:Taiwan, OU:Synology







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Google Play Reviews

  1. Mark Dee-avatar

    Flawed beyond belief. Doesn't pick up correct codecs once you start playing video, forcing all HDR content to look washed out even though my device (S10+ & Tab S4) supports it. Audio correctly set too. App does create nice metadata, but that's about it. Far better off using a file explorer, picking the correct video and then playing that in an app of your choice like VLC, PLEX etc. This app is terrible and does not live up to the VERY expensive cost of Synology. Shameful.

  2. Maher Salti-avatar

    Won't say it's perfect, but using port forwarding seems much more consistent than quick connect. Had too many issues using this wish QC which is a hit and miss and many times no playback is possible. Port forwarding is much more reliable and quicker

  3. David Mayer-avatar

    Beautiful app, but it seems to be impossible to download a video without transcoding it first, even when transcoding is disabled in the settings. That seems like a basic feature, and the app is already able to play the video files without transcoding them, so I don't understand why this feature isn't available... It is also impossible to download several episodes of a TV show at once.

  4. VinothKumar Rajendran-avatar

    VinothKumar Rajendran


    Good app. It would be great if we have thumb nail for videos to choose before playing otherwise I would provide 5. Waiting for this feature. I have read few review but some review is about problem with connecting outside and playing few seconds. I have not encountered these problems. This app does what is designed for. Just fyi, this app dlna works good and u can use other apps while using dlna. 12/07 - updated review. Thumbnail available with home video category. 4 to 5 star now

  5. NSX Spiceman-avatar

    Good but could be better. Though the full suite offered by Synology NAS products is actually quite impressive. I have several & Synology is winner by far. But this App could use a few small enhancements.

  6. Some User-avatar

    Great for the first 5 mins of use and then infuriating. As others have said, this is abandonware. Synology bet the farm on corporations buying bigger and bigger rack NASes and then everyone went to the cloud. Unless - and Synolgy's PR team would be shouting it from the rooftops if they were - Amazon and Microsoft are secretly using Synology NASes rather than building their own hardware, don't expect any upgrades unless cloud suddenly goes out of fashion before Synology's cash runs out.

  7. .-avatar

    ABANDON WARE: Downgrade to 1 star. Its obvious from the myriad of similar negative reviews that Syno are not listening or are now treating this app as ABANDONWARE. Greater success at playing STANDARD formats to Chromecast using DSFile application + player of my own choice (VLC). More frequently than not this app fails to cast to Chromecast - spinning wheels and timeouts. FU.. blah!

  8. Jonathan Mégevand-avatar

    Jonathan Mégevand


    Synology use to be better , they dropped support of new dtv dongle. I have now issues with Chromecast support. It used to work well. I always bought Synology Nas because of the seamless experience. But I might look at the competition for my next NAS

  9. Jamie Mock-avatar

    Needs five options for video quality. Low, medium, high, original, and auto. High appears to play at the original video quality. Unless you have high upload speeds, high bitrate files will constantly buffer.

  10. Eric Peltzer-avatar

    Doesn't cache thumbnails. Has to rebuild the thumbnail list at every single login, which takes like 10-15 minutes, but only by scrolling slowly through the list. Unbelievable. Yes I have a low end NAS but it would be perfectly usable for this if the app cached the thumbnails.

  11. Milan Zdimal-avatar

    Last update was a year ago? Sad! Please give the option not to pause the video when casting to a tv while watching a video in a another app. Not being able to do anything on your phone while casting is super annoying.

  12. Alex Unnervik-avatar

    The app works well and does what it needs. But I'm removing 2 stars for the subpar user experience and lack of convenience features: all episodes have to be downloaded one by one, no possibility of selecting seasons, shows or multiple episodes at once. Also, you have to dig into an episode/movie to download it, you can't do it from the overview page. And in the downloaded videos tab, all videos are listed without grouping them per show or anything.

  13. Sam Halsey-avatar

    Core to my video collection. But unfortunately video transcoding is extremely buggy for chromecast, always errors on even things that should work. transcoding quality is poor (DS216+ii) indexing can also be problematic, renaming files to get the tight result doesn't always use any logic. fix it Synology, or you'll lose ground to the competition.

  14. Lucas Farmer-avatar

    can't get it to work for love nor money on my Samsung Tv. but it works fine on my phone. go figure!

  15. Vlado Opavský-avatar

    This is one of my most used apps, because I can watch movies stored on my NAS wherever I go, over the quickconnect. Few details are bugging me though: - when I watch a video over this android app, the progress is not registered in the Video station. - when I'm casting a movie to Chromecast and browse the internets on the phone, the video playback on Chromecast stops whenever some video starts playing (youtube, video ad, instagram story, ... ), it's quite annoying - it messes with volume settings. When I'm casting to chromecast I often can't increase volume on my phone - if I have the app running in background, leave home (my wifi) and then get back, I need to close it first before casting, because I get "Unknown error" otherwise. Despite these issues, I really like this app.

  16. Jim Lambier-avatar

    Some files will not Chromecast direct from the app. However if I use DS file and VLC these files will Chromecast properly.

  17. A Google user-avatar

    Tried on a Nexus with Android 6. Surprisingly, this does not play your video, only selects it. Choosing each of the players I was given, each said unable to play the video. VLC was not an option. So, no way to play stuff even though TVs have no problems. Waste of time.

  18. James Sampford-avatar

    some suggestions; Would be nice for TV episodes to have an "autoplay next episode" feature; Allow editing/fixing via the app when logging in with a permission; Google Home integration; group film franchises together with a series order; TV and film by actor/actress; subtitle syncing should allow more than +/-12 seconds and would be cool if you could tap a button to time the offset from where you hear it spoken to when you see the subtitle (and vice versa)

  19. Ben R-avatar

    Needs a way to delete videos in the Shield TV / Android TV version!

  20. Mark Ulyanov-avatar

    Don't know if it's the appor dsm responsible, but for some time it's not working properly. It plays for about 5 minutes, then payback freezes. If I go back to ds video, and try playing the video again, it says "connection expired". Tried setting connection timeout in DSM security settings to a longer interval as suggested on the forums, to no avail.

  21. Giuseppe Balduzzi-avatar

    Giuseppe Balduzzi


    "operation failed" almost each time I try to launch a video

  22. Wade Zwarich-avatar

    Totally useless. Audio format errors, switch to AC3, video still doesn't play. The player just sits there with a stop button and a pause button, I guess it thinks it's playing?!? Tried 8 movies and couldn't get one to play. Delete. Also, couldn't get Chromecast to work.

  23. Aj Vborg-avatar

    After 3 years, this is still worthless garbage. It plays fro 2 seconds, stalls for 2 seconds. Couldn't be more frustrating. All other apps work fine. 100mb NAS connection and 4G T-mobile tests at 90mb sec. So it's not the network. No setting changes anything. SYNOLOGY - FIX THIS - you can't blame thousands of users.

  24. Nikos Pantazidis-avatar

    Nikos Pantazidis


    A mess. Covers and names automatically fetched are way off. Chromecast functionality is worse. Infinite loadings and unsupported audio formats are just a few of the errors i got. That's something you don't want when you re trying to watch a movie.

  25. Eddie Burrow-avatar

    Not great at all. Doesn't support many file types, or audio types. Playback is very laggy, even on my 5G wifi. It doesn't bother me that movie info grabs are sometimes wrong, its play back that's really important. Pleass fix this, it has the potential to be an awesome app.

  26. Dariusz Krolikowski-avatar

    Dariusz Krolikowski


    This is very good application. Very easy to use, it has native HW transcoding directly on nas supported. Great Application. Works seamlessly on TV, android phones , ipad. well done. Very simple setup and connection to your files on your nas with quickconnect. well done.

  27. I LOVE BEUSEBOS-avatar



    Became slower and slower each update, it hardly loads any thumbnails anymore, when refreshing it says operation failed. It used to work great in the past now its so slow I refrain from using it as going to the imdb website to find info and details in the same lists is an even faster method now, strangely enough.

  28. Chuong Le Pham-avatar

    Uninstall and forget all DS apps and others similar offerings from Synology since they neither work 100% of the time against Synology's own NAS hardware. Just use a powerful file explorer like Root Explorer, etc that offers connection via SAMBA. It works 100% of the time with a file explorer.

  29. Mark-avatar

    Flat out doesnt work. All videos (including ones that used to work) now fail. The app trys and either errors or goes back to the login screen. If you are considering buying a Synology NAS for this or the other apps, don't.

  30. Gabriele Masotti-avatar

    Gabriele Masotti


    Works well, however I would like to request a couple features. First of all it could be nice if there could be an option for playing the next video automatically and second I would love to have background playback, that is when the screen is off.

  31. TEHK-avatar

    This app is pretty awesome on both my phone and my Shield TV. BUT, I would love to be able to preview trailers of movies before playing them. Perhaps TheMovieDB integration could be added in the future to support playing trailers? I'd give the app 5 stars if it had this feature!

  32. Bob Cook-avatar

    This is an excellent app. One very big thing I would like to see is the ability for the server to hide unused sections on the client. For example: "Home Video." If this was available is would definitely give it a five. It would also be nice to have a search option. 👍

  33. Chase Morrison-avatar

    This works seamlessly, but any video is very quiet. I watch it on dropbox same exact file import and its almost TWICE as loud. It would be 5 stars if they fix the quiet video playback problem.

  34. Graham Halls-avatar

    Auto pausing a video when you're viewing something else sounds like a useful feature but it does it at best at inconvenient times and at worse when there is nothing playing (Pinterest). Please give us the option to turn it off.

  35. No No-avatar

    Utterly useless. 80%-90% of my library is unsupported by this app. What's the point if the codec library is so limited? I've never seen a video app so lame in it's a ability to play back videos since the late 90s.

  36. Vijay Khurana-avatar

    Potential is there but unfortunately: Need to drill into info screen to play individual clips Can't download There are other small bizarre clunky issues with the app but these are the big ones for me.

  37. Erik Norris-avatar

    Definitely works... for the most part. I cannot do anything else on my phone while Casting (to Chromecast) or the video will stop and only be restarted by exiting the application and relaunching. Great app otherwise. Love my Diskstation.

  38. David Johnson-avatar

    Why does this app always default to showing subtitles when I specifically turned them off in the settings. It's annoyingly repetive that this bug has never been fixed in all the years I've been using synology products.

  39. Greg Morse-avatar

    Doesn't play any of my videos. Screen goes black and sits there doing nothing. Had great luck with this app on my iphone, but not with my Android at all.

  40. Xamul Vang-avatar

    Aside from being super buggy and always hanging up when I play videos, it never connects when I'm outside of my home network. Which, defeats the purpose of the app for me. I don't need the app at home, I need it most when I'm on the road.

  41. Dan Williams-avatar

    Working great on my Roku stick and my Samsung Note 8. I have not used the app for many years because it was clunky and I'm now pleasantly surprised.

  42. William van de Lagemaat-avatar

    William van de Lagemaat


    App is not great, slow and laggy to start and find videos. It's better to go to your nas with the normal file path. This should not be.

  43. Pavel Černý-avatar

    1: When I am in episode detail of some TV show, why there is missing NAME of that episode? 2: I REALLY miss swipe left/right to get into previous/next episode or movie.

  44. Peter Vanko-avatar

    using it for 2 years now, very happy with the app. no issue or limited ones. just missing an option to share collections with other users

  45. Stuart Anderws-avatar

    Works fine with the synology NAS. Quick login user name and password and your watching from any place you have connection. But not moving Trains, they don't have the bandwidth.

  46. Leduc DuSapin-avatar

    Playing videos online interrupts every couple of minutes. Even with steady Internet connection. You cannot resume, because the video gets marked as watched

  47. vladislav-avatar

    Android DS Video version simple doesn't play same videos which DS Video IOS iPhone version play just fine. I only was able to play same video if opened through DS File. I tried to reinstall DS Video but same - won't play any video

  48. OVVNAGER-avatar

    *EDIT* It's fixed. only 4 start because the interface needs to be more intuitive.

  49. inconsiderate-avatar

    Does not work at all on ChromeOS (Pixel Slate). Crashes immediately upon entering server login info.

  50. Ken Leigh L.R.P.S-avatar

    Ken Leigh L.R.P.S


    Brilliant app works on my phone my pad and my TV and even my Amazon Fire stick I can watch movies from my NAS when I am abroad in the canaries Islands have all the apps installed NO Problems with any

  51. Toby C-avatar

    Used to be great. Not anymore. Now plagued with "unknown error".

  52. KodiLoaded-avatar

    Why in the hell is there no way to auto-play next video ? That is just unacceptable !

  53. Paulo Taborda-avatar

    Last version of Ds video, has slow to play movies. Load times is very hight 25seconds to see 2 seconds of play.

  54. Kevin Mortimer-Hampson-avatar

    Kevin Mortimer-Hampson


    Works well on my S9, old HTC M8, but sadly not at all on my A7 tablet. Does what you expect and absolutely nothing more.

  55. A Google user-avatar

    DS Video unable to show my entire movies collection after recent updates. Used to be able to.

  56. Lucas M-avatar

    Can never get video to play. Continually loads

  57. Shaun Taylor-avatar

    Buggy, slow, inconsistent, unreliable. This is via both a Synology 1515+, and a 1511+, over Cat6 and through a high-end Cisco router.

  58. Jo & Jon Christensen-avatar

    Jo & Jon Christensen


    Doesn't do anything. Keeps saying"no data" when I know there are videos there.

  59. Taras Tomkiv-avatar

    Can't play video on Galaxy S9+. The same app on Roku works great! Clearly something is broken...

  60. Ratul Paul-avatar

    Unable fast fwd or rewind when a video is playing. Please fix it

  61. Rogier Dikkes-avatar

    Does not cast anymore from DS413 to Chromecast and the build in LG Miracast setup. Since a Synology update.

  62. Matthew Thompson-avatar

    Matthew Thompson


    Great app if you configure your NAS/network properly and understand platform limitations. Chromecast support is fantastic!

  63. Robert Miniewski-avatar

    Robert Miniewski


    It keeps crushing when connecting to chromecast :( please fix it.

  64. Nefeli PL-avatar

    Cannot see my videos after successfully logging in from LAN.

  65. Nils Bünger-avatar

    Leaves a lot of room for improvement.

  66. A Google user-avatar

    Cannot play movies. This latest update didn't make any change.

  67. Andre Raimundo-avatar

    tried to share a video link to another person to see and it doesn't work.

  68. Jon Crompton-avatar

    buffering loads on previously fine films since last box update.

  69. Yves Verstraeten-avatar

    Yves Verstraeten


    app keeps crashing on my asus chrombook

  70. Tao Hansen-avatar

    Downloading any video crashes the app but only on my tablet a Kindle Fire HD 2017

  71. Hwee Leng Tan-avatar

    keep getting unable to play. codec not supported even for mp4 files

  72. Nikkiteer TV-avatar

    The app suddenly disappears but it is still installed.

  73. Anatolij Vynokurov-avatar

    Anatolij Vynokurov


    can't play any video bigger than 1 Gb)) so, not very useful app

  74. Colin J Smith-avatar

    was great a year ago on iPhone.. shite currently on Android

  75. Kelvin Nguyen-avatar

    Not full screen on my Samsung TV !

  76. Ali Al-Matouq-avatar

    cant load more than 10 sec

  77. Rob Brophy-avatar

    Android version works then doesn't, iOS verson always works

  78. Hugh Trudeau-avatar

    Transcoding often fails

  79. Lance Cee-avatar

    Started using with my hand held ... Very Pleased. Have for some time been using with my smart TV's and ROKU's.

  80. A Google user-avatar

    Mkv not supported, issues on apple tv and honor 10

  81. Christopher Olson-avatar

    Christopher Olson


    really nice sorting and playback features

  82. Cristian Miculi-Pop-avatar

    Cristian Miculi-Pop


    Doesn't see the videos on my DS120j

  83. Brian F-avatar

    Can't see any videos of my NAS using this.

  84. J Mitch-avatar

    Keeps on exiting out from the movies

  85. S-avatar

    I get adwords everytime I use it

  86. Chris Desmond-avatar

    Useless, can't even login

  87. Amit Patel-avatar

    App doesn't work. Terrible support

  88. Axel Caesar-avatar

    App doesn't work... Dlna works on TV though

  89. Xicheng Li-avatar

    Can't switch player app.

  90. Edward Dunne-avatar

    Synology DS Video is great app

  91. Peter Haynes-avatar

    Unusable, don't waste your time

  92. Real Truth-avatar

    Operation failed. That is all

  93. Mick Agterberg-avatar

    doesn,t play the videofiles , needs other programs for that

  94. Julian Watts-avatar

    Has limits on number of files in index

  95. Umi Plus-avatar

    Picture in picture mode?

  96. Alan Hung-avatar

    worst app ever. xant use it.

  97. Alli tv-avatar

    It's wonderful

  98. kommareddy mahesh-avatar

    kommareddy mahesh


    this app is a scam

  99. Chr is-avatar

    Repeat all please

  100. Saksham Kumar-avatar

    app is very bad