My goal is to have a Pi with an external hard drive connected plugged into my router at home, and then I access it to play music from work (they blocked Spotify at work). I've looked up various ways of doing this such as Plex, Mopidy, Kodi, and Logitech Media Server. It's a little difficult determining which is best for my exact needs, which are:
- Safe access outside of my home network (password protection?)
- Allows at least one other person to access the server
- Able to play the music from phones (Android) or Windows desktops
I do not plan to connect speakers or headphones directly to the Pi to listen to the music at any time. I've found a lot of information on this type of thing but unfortunately almost all of it is for listening to music on a local network only.