Top 4 ways to use cloud storage in your home

BackupBob on your TVOur home computers tend to be filled with family pictures and home movies. This data can be priceless and isn’t something you would want to lose. Below we have included 4 ways cloud storage can help you securely store and share these important files; 

Backing up files

Baby photos, wedding images and memorable holiday snaps are some of the most common files stored on family PCs. But did you know a high percentage of HDDs only last 5 years and if they break you could lose a lot of irreplaceable files? BackupBob’s cloud backup automatically saves your files to the cloud and then allows you to download them back to any other PC. This makes sure you never lose your files even if your PC breaks.

Sending files to your family and friends

If you want to share a photo album with a few close friends or send a large file to a family member, BackupBob offers a simple solution. Using the “private share” function you can send a friend a link to a single file on your cloud. Simply login to, open the file you want to share and select “web sharing”. A secure link will then be sent to your chosen friend’s email account to let them view the file.

 Viewing your files on your tablet

A high percentage of our data is stored on our PCs however most of us spend a considerable amount of time using our phones and tablets. With BackupBob’s Briefcase feature you can store all of your files on the cloud and then access them from any device at any time. You can also stream your video and music files directly to your iPad or Android tablet using our BackupBob apps.

View your files on your TV

Did you know it’s possible to play files saved on BackupBob through your TV? In the past few years there has been an increase in smart TVs, interactive TV boxes (such as Apple TV & Boxee), and game consoles with internet connections. If your device has a web browser please go to and login to your account. You should then be able to stream TV Shows, Films and music to your TV.

Please note:
BackupBob file streaming is not supported by all TV web browsers and will require flash or html 5 to function.

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