What is the best solution for my needs without buying lots of peripherals? We have two 2010 Snow Leopard Macbook Pros and an old iPod touch. The iPod touch cannot be updated beyond 3.6.8 - cannot remember exactly the version - I am at work. It cannot use AirPlay. I want to share videos, music and files on both laptops. I have an abundance of external G-TECH hard drives. I want to be able to play music through a hifi. With all my hard drives I thought an Airport Extreme might be a more sensible purchase than a QNAP NAS scenario. At present, I plug in an external hard drive into the laptop, and use StreamToMe/ServeToMe software/app which lets me play the music from the hard drive through the iPod and into the hifi using a mini-jack to L/R phonos. I like budget solutions. Can I use the Airport Extreme to do all these things? I don't want to have to buy an Express or Apple TV. Can the 2 laptops and the iPod see/play the music from the connected hard drive, playing different songs by using their separate iTunes softwares? Can someone play music in the bedroom whilst another plays a 1080 video in the living room which shows up on the HDTV via HDMI?