I have a WDTV media player. It was very popular and it works great for watching my movie collection which are mostly on ISO files. It is just like watching the DVD on TV. Unfortunately WD made a bad decision not to continue them a few years ago and teamed up with Plex, but unlike the WDTV, which plays most any media format thrown at it, Plex is rather limited in what it will play. It does play mp4 videos, and I have plenty for the iOS iPhones/iPads, but my files for them are optimized for small screens; not for TV size screens.
For playing on mobile devices the movies do fine with the WD My Cloud app. Music is not best on the app. For that I have a few apps I like much better.
I have other apps for TV, and an Amazon Fire TV. When I needed a new WDTV for another room and new ones were not around anymore, I put the Fire TV stick into service. I use an Amazon app called MrMC (which is a derivative of Kodi media player app), but more user-friendly, to play movies from NAS because MrMC plays all media types (including ISO). Suffice to say I have plenty of apps for music and movies from my NAS for TV, stereo, and mobile devices.
I have had my WD DL2100,2-bay NAS for over four years with no problems, Before that ,I played movies and music from HDs connected to the WDTV, and still do
I did mention earlier that I like playing music using Alexa and Plex which work together to enable me to request Plex to play music via voice commands. Very coo, for example I can say Alexa, ask Plex to play music, and a continuous stream of tracks from my music on my NAS are selected by Plex to play to an Amazon D0t which is connected to the stereo audio imput, so sound is terrific. My NAS was top of the line a few years ago to unseat it until the PR series was released.
So, how have you played your music and movies from your NAS?
I find reviews at Amazon of limited value When I see reviews of my products I like, good reviews come from people who know what they are talking about,and terrible reviews come from people who have no clue of what they are talking about, because they don’t understand how it works, never read the manual, or are basically 99% clueless.
The Home nay be a good entry-level product, but I would not know. If you want a NAS your choices are either the EX series or PR series of WD.
Compare the bells and whistles of each.