I’ve blogged before about a desire I have to be able to listen to any of my music anywhere in the house. My network-attached-storage (NAS) options didn’t really work out (The joys of network attached storage or not) and although my needs aren’t that complicated (Articles I Like: Top 10 Pervasive Tech Myths That Are Only Wasting Your Time), they have shifted a bit. As have the options available to me.
Here is what I want:
- All of our (Andrea and I, and eventually Jacob) music available to all of us all the time;
- Available in our bedroom (i.e. the nightstand);
- Available in J’s room (likely the nightstand or at least near his desk);
- Available in the office on our computers (likely a desktop app of some sort);
- Available in our playroom/kitchen area (likely through the stereo system, or not, as the case may be);
- Available on any of our mobile devices (A’s iPhone, my Android phone, my Android tablet with LTE, J’s iPad on wifi, possibly an old iTouch, iPhone, Android tablet, and a Sony MP3 player); and,
- Ability to stream new songs and old songs, and even store them offline.