Why not? This is the primary point of having an iTunes Server on the NAS, on top of the “normal” centralized file storage.
No NAS-based iTunes servers that I know of do that.
iTunes servers serve to iTunes CLIENTS ONLY. No iOS device is an iTunes client.
I understand perfectly that this is how the protocol is specified, and there is probably no fault at all on WD’s side.
It’s just that I don’t understand the reasoning behind exactly this sentence “No iOS device is an iTunes client.” – what is then the point of having a streaming server, when “iTunes clients” can only be other PCs running iTunes and capable of accessing centrally available music files is about two dozen other ways?
Hehheh… The answer is in your question.
The iTunes server is to do exactly that – to stream to other PCs running iTunes.
Sure, there’s plenty of other options. iTunes server functions are really outdated, anyway. Apple slowly eroded the functionality with each successive release of iOS and iTunes. They’re “protecting” their market.
It wouldn’t surprise me too much if they soon put the final nail in the coffin by redoing DAAP in such a way that 3rd party devices no longer work. — Trying to get more iCloud and iTunes Match subscribers.