NAS and external storage manufacturer Synology has this week revealed that their Synology NAS DiskStation will now support streaming to Google’s Chromecast device which earlier this month arrive in the UK and European markets, after being available in the US for sometime.
Synology explains that by upgrading to DSM 5.0 and using their two mobile apps: DS audio and DS video, on either Android or iOS. The Google Chromecast will now be listed alongside your AppleTV and DLNA players.
The new feature also allows you to stream movies to other Chromecast devices whilst away from your home remotely. Synology explains :
“Some of you may also notice a difference between Chromecast and other devices when using DS video/audio as a remote: you can stream to a Chromecast which is in the same network as your mobile device, not necessarily the network of your DiskStation.
What does that mean? Well typically, if you’re at your friend’s place, you can connect to your DiskStation back at home, and stream your movie/music collection directly to his Chromecast, a great way to “share” your collection.”
To re-cap Google Chromecast can stream media through your network and from your laptop, desktop, smartphone and tablet devices as well as YouTube, Netflix, Pandora, and tons of Google Play content.
The new Google Chromecast support Android, iOS, Chrome for Mac, and Chrome for Windows and plygs into any HDTV equipped with a HDMI port. Google explains :
“Chromecast is the easy way to enjoy online video and anything from the web on your TV. Plug it into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Send your favorites from Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, and Chrome to your TV with the press of a button. No more huddling around small screens and tiny speakers. Chromecast automatically updates to work with a growing number of apps.”