Android or iPhone able to stream music from a NAS?
I'm thinking of moving all my music to a NAS drive, and using a smartphone as a delivery method around the house. I'm new to this area of tech, and don't have either a smartphone or a NAS yet, but is this feasible? Could I use a smartphone to access files on my NAS and play them through, say, a dock in my kitchen?
I thought I'd read somewhere that Apple didn't really like this kind of thing, and therefore wondered if Android or iPhone would be better for this kind of application? (I don't currently have any other Apple kit, so an iPhone would be a venture in to Appleville.)
Any advice on the technicalities welcome. I just want something that's eminently 'dooable', not involving any complicated work arounds. Obviously it's easy to access music files stored on a NAS using a laptop, and play them through whatever kind of audio system takes your fancy, but is it as straight forward on a smartphone, and how does iTunes interfere with all this and dictate terms if taking the Apple route?