If you’re unfamiliar with Synology’s DiskStation network-attached storage (NAS) hardware and software, I recently wrote a full review on the latest update. The company’s DiskStation products come with slick apps for Mac and iOS that let you stream all of your content stored in your own private cloud to just about any device you could think of, and today the company has added yet another with official support for Google’s Chromecast HDMI stick.

Much like you can send video and audio stored on your DiskStation to your Apple TV over AirPlay, or to your TV or PlayStation using DiskStation’s built-in DLNA media servers and iOS apps, you can now stream content to any TV connected to Google’s $35 Chromecast. As the company’s blog post points out, “if you’re at your friend’s place, you can connect to your DiskStation back at home, and stream your movie/music collection directly to his Chromecast.” 

The Chromecast support requires the latest DSM 5.0 update and updated versions of the DS Audio and DS Video apps for streaming from iOS devices.

You can check out our full review of the Synology hardware and latest DSM 5.0 update here.

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