Ok, brand new member here. Haven't been able to find anything specific on the system I think I want to use in my house. Any help or thoughts would be appreciated. this may very well have already been asked and answered or even something that is common place that i'm just getting around to.
This is what I'm thinking:
I need a wireless backup drive for my home computer/laptop. Was looking at the Seagate Freeagent Goflex system or something similar. Something that will wirelessly backup my files with out a whole lot of effort on my part. In reading about this product it connects to your wifi system and allows storage of music, among other things, and can be accessed from the internet and a wifi connected phone as well.
So, if that is the case, I'm thinking if I can somehow get the music off this thing to be controlled by my phone, why couldn't I somehow connect speakers from throughout the house to the backup drive as well. Then control speakers, songs, volume etc, from my phone.
I have in ceiling speakers in various rooms and outside currently. I'm really not interested in wireless speakers, or the different air play things that are available. I'd prefer to use what I already have installed and wired in the house.
Wondering if a receiver of some type could be hooked to the router or backup drive to serve as a power source for the speakers to make this whole thing work.
Anyone have any thoughts on this? maybe theres a better solution out there already?
thanks again for any input.