I was a happy user of the first model Apple TV. Then the iTunes ecosystem grew bigger and bigger. On top of that the new Apple TV is cloud- or network-based only. Not all my music can be found in the cloud, and I prefer it nearby, i.e. without the need of access to some NAS or other PC in the network. So I switched to a Raspberry Pi model 2B and 500GB harddisk in combination with Kodi.
Recently I upgraded this box with the model 3 Pi. Here follows the configuration.
Create your own Dropbox-like solution with a Raspberry Pi and the OwnCloud open source solution.
OwnCloud creates a folder on your computer the content of which will be automatically kept in sync with both the host and all of your peers when files are added, removed or edited.
Create your own Dropbox-like solution with a Raspberry Pi and the Sparkleshare open source solution.
SparkleShare creates a special folder, called a repository, on your computer. You can add remotely hosted folders (or “projects”) to this folder. These projects will be automatically kept in sync with both the host and all of your peers when someone adds, removes or edits a file.