What’s a good cheap Media player that can access your files via NAS?
If you have any kind of smart TV – it will see the NAS as DLNA or PLEX server and will let you stream any video from it. Alternatively, you can turn any TV into a smart TV using one of the methods below:
Best Media Players | DLNA devices
This will be the cheapest way to enable your TV to stream the content from the NAS. Cast directly from the Qnap NAS or use a phone as a remote to play a video from the NAS.
Best Media Players | Amazon Fire TV
You can choose between HD and 4K media sticks.
It also lets you install other apps and let you control it using your voice.
Best Media Players | Chromecast
Stream any videos from the NAS, mobile or computer (Also mirror the screen). You can choose between HD and 4K options.
Cost – 30 -70$
Best Media Players | Android TV
Not only you can stream media from the NAS but also install your favorite Android apps. There will be HD and 4K options available.
Best Media Players | Roku players
Stream media from the NAS and also install the apps. You can choose from HD and 4K models.
Cost 30-80 $
Best Media Players | Apple TV
You can choose between Full HD or 4K TV. Apple is not the cheapest way to turn your TV into a network-enabled TV. But it comes with a number of other functions like screen sharing, app installation, and movie rental services. It cost around 100 for FHD and 165 for the 4K version.
Best Media Players | Nvidia Shield TV
Not only you can stream from the NAS, but also install apps and even use it as a game console with free games. It also supports video transcoding for remote streaming.