I know that - for several years - Denon, Onkyo and other receiver manufacturers have offered "Network Streaming" on some models. I'm primarily asking about accessing a FLAC and MP3 library stored on a shared, local drive, although I do also like Pandora.
I've had a hard time finding information about the stability of the connection to the network server and the overall usefulness of the interfaces. I mean, there is a difference between "it can be done" and "I like to do it this way".
If somebody made one that I could control with my iPad, that would be even better.
I'm currently using a Squeezebox. It's the right idea. But Logitech announced end-of-life for that whole platform, and it's not as stable as I'd like.
I'm considering Apple TV, but I'm really not an iTunes user.
So, I guess the question becomes, once you've got a big library of music, how do you listen to it at home if you're NOT using a PC?
Thanks for your help.