Owners of the QNAP Turbo NAS server can now stream movies, music, and pictures to their iOS device courtesy of a recent firmware update. The V3.3 NAS management utility update grants the mobile user remote access to a pre-configured collection of media over a 3G or Wi-Fi connection. QNAP claims that this eliminates the need to synchronize and store files on the actual device.
According to the official press release from QNAP, the QMobile interface lets the user "remotely select and play terabytes" of supported media files stored on the NAS. The V3.3 update also allows users to mark specific content as favorite, for automatic downloading to their compatible iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch for offline viewing and listening.
Last but not least, the new firmware update gives QNAP's Turbo NAS line support for Mac-formatted HFS+ drives. While prices for the line range from over $200 to well above $1000 (with various form factors featuring 1 to 8 drive bays), the QMobile app is a free download from the iTunes store.