In my first part review of the Synology DiskStation DS413j, I talked about the Unboxing and Setup, in the second part review, I talked about the Performance, Backup & CloudStation and for this last review, I will talk about the multimedia features of the DS413j and that includes Video Station, Audio Station and Photo Station as well as their mobile apps, DS Video, DS Audio and DS Photo+ respectively.
There are a lot of features in the Video/Audio/Photo Station, and hence for this review, I will focus on my personal use case; I want to access/stream my music/video/photos stored in my Synology NAS wherever I am on my iPhone or Android.
If you need access to your photo, video and audio files outside of your own home, you will need to do port forwarding at your router, or alternatively you can use Synology QuickConnect which I covered previously.
For Video Station/DS Video & Audio Station/DS Audio, the port being used are 5000 (HTTP) and 5001 (HTTPS). In case you are wondering, port 5000 and 5001 are the same port being used to access your Synology DSM.
Once you have installed the respective packages under the Package Center in Synology DSM, for Photo/Audio station, it will create a shared folder called photo and music respectively, for video you will have the option of choosing a different name, but for convention sake, I named it as video.