Surface RT PlayTo Function?

Hey Folks! Long time listener first time caller.

I'm looking to get a Tablet and Surface RT seems like the front runner (I'm a Windows guy and finally have squeezed it into the budget). I have 2 questions for those running Windows RT:

1) I have a WD Live player on my network. Will I be able to use the "Play To" function found in Windows 7/8 to share videos, photos, etc with my tv?

2) (Sorry if this is a dumb question) Can I browse network shares on RT? Would I be better creating a home server or using a PC with a network share? What are your setups regarding media?

I guess that's more like a few questions, Thanks!