If your object is to play music on your surround system receivers with DLNA built in can access the files over the network. If you want to play movies and music locally then you can use a Western Digital TV media or many other media boxes that the drive will connect to with USB and give you HDMI or HDMI and optical audio out depending on the box. The box will have a remote and sometimes an app to control it.
I think You want to play audio files from a hard disk.
You do need a device (called a High Definition Media Player, HD Media Player, or a HDMP) to do that. It will also connect to a TV, so You can see what You are asking it to do via the included remote control.
eBay has hundreds of them.
You will need to decide what kind of display You want (VGA, HDMI, etc.) and read the description carefully to make sure that one comes with a SPDIF (optical audio) output.
An eGreat R300 would work; I have one, but they are expensive.