After trusting WD marketing, which I shouldn’t have, I side with all the very displeased customers that are all over this forum. Looking for a nice easy to use cloud storage that I can share with all the people in my home and judging by the cover it seemed to be that.
I was totally appalled by the lack of functionality that this device lacks - even more so considering its got quite powerful hardware inside, if we can trust WD tech specs. I backed up all my lossless music collection to it. All went fine, till the moment I realized that I cannot even download, let alone stream music from the MyCloud Home. What is the purpose of this then? You can stream .mkv files (not that common of a file type) but you cannot stream FLAC’s or MP3’s? I cannot download anything on my Android and the Iphone app is the same.
To that extent, bearing in mind that the marketing behind this device was blatantly wrong and misleading, I urge WD to release the SDK for this device. I plan on manually setting up a ownCloud installation on the device. It is absolute madness to charge the same for a device that has way less functionality than the original MyCloud. which I keep hearing left and right that you can set it up so that it does everything i described here and more.
Utterly disappointed with this device, the only way I will be somewhat satisfied is the ability to change the horrid WD software that is on the device.
I patiently wait for an official response