I'm looking to create a new setup for my dad as his current PC has reached the end of its days. Most content he will view would be stored video files .avi mkv etc. I was thinking of using a WiFi HDD as the storage, nexus 7 as the controller and a Chromecast or similar device to stream to. Problem is, I don't know how feasible this is without having a PC involved. In addition to this the app I was planning to use (Bubbleupnp) seems to be a bit flaky when I stream from my laptop to my Chromecast.
Any advice would be appreciated.