Did a forum search on this topic, but none of the discussions seemed on-point enough, so your help is appreciated. Most every thread focuses on movies/video. I operate an indoor cycling studio, and I would like to store all of our music in a unified library. Instructors and other contributors currently use their own devices for classes, but for quality and consistency, we want to curate the music. We use dropbox as a means for people to move their playlists/music to iTunes remotely. What I am contemplating is a Mac mini running iTunes with screen sharing and home sharing enabled. The mini would be physically connected to the router, and the mini would stream music to an iPad connected to the studio's sound system. Instructors using Remote/homeshare would call up the desired playlist on the iPad and play via WiFi. Two basic questions: Which is a better and more cost-effective solution for this use, a Mac mini configured above or a Synology NAS with their music package? Second, do either of these work better in this application? Better is defined as no interface confusion, stability and reliability of connection. I can't have an app crash during a class or have lost packets or jitter mess up the music until the system recovers. Heat and power are also a consideration, but less important that ease of use and dependability. Any experience/thoughts are appreciated. My concern with the Synology is that there might be more stuff to go wrong or a lack of support for a particular file format that plays ok in iTunes but not on their software...and cost.