I see there a lot of devices similar to the chromecast android based devices that plug into a TV. I'm not so interested in using with a TV but rather connecting to my AV Receiver either by TOSLINK/optical or HDMI audio with the idea of streaming music from my PC or even better if I can let the media player connect directly to a shoutcast server etc and/or network shares.
The AV Receiver/Amp is in the lounge ideally I have speakers connected up to the AV receiver in my office as a second speaker zone, so really wanting to control music with a media player without being in the room.
So far I figured something like the WD TV Live might be okay it has toslink for audio out, looks like you can control it from smartphone and there is modified firmware available for it. Any other recommendations?
Bonus points for anyone finding a media player that can also send IR codes to the amp remotely to control volume.