I have been running Synology Servers in my house for years and am very familiar with how they operate. They have a very mature OS and lots of add ins via the control panel. I run Plex and the proprietary Synology programs to access video and music. Recently I helped a friend with the purchase of MyCloud, she wanted something to backup picture and store her music and video files. As of now she is copying and pasting the videos to her laptop to watch them.
I would like to help her find a standalone solution for this. Something that is simple, low maintenance and reliable as her kids will be using it also. Is the Chromecast, FireStick, or Apple TV and plug and play solution? If not any other suggestion?.
Thanks in advance