DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)

You can listen to music stored in a DLNA server (such as a PC) on a home network using the home audio system.

By connecting DLNA-compatible digital devices with each other on the network, you can play back music stored in a DLNA server by using a DLNA controller.

To use the PC as a DLNA server or controller, it is necessary to set the PC.

To listen to music in a DLNA server (PC, etc.) by operating a smartphone, iPhone, etc.

Download SongPal to your smartphone, iPhone, etc.

This application provides Wi-Fi connection setup with the home audio system, and allows you to select/play music in the DLNA server (such as a PC).

For details, see “Listening to music on a PC via a network (Media Go with SongPal operation).”

To listen to music in a DLNA server using your PC as a controller

You can play back music stored in a DLNA server by operating your PC.

Start Windows Media Player on your PC, then play back music by using the “Play To” function (Windows 8.1/Windows 7).

Follow the instructions on the PC screen to operate.

To use the PC as a DLNA server or controller, it is necessary to set the PC.

For details, see “Setting your PC as a DLNA server and controller (Windows 8.1)/(Windows 7)”, “Listening to music on a PC via a network (Windows Media Player) (Windows 8.1)/(Windows 7)/(Media Go).”

Hint

  • You need the DLNA controller to listen to music stored in a Windows Vista PC with the home audio system. For details, refer to the operating instructions of the PC.

Note

  • The home audio system can play MP3, Linear PCM, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, ALAC and AIFF format files (only AAC files with the extension “.m4a,” “.mp4,” or “.3gp” are playable). Even if the bit rate and file format are supported, the playback of all files is not guaranteed.
  • Files with DRM (Digital Rights Management) copyright protection cannot be played on the home audio system. To check if a WMA file is protected by DRM, right-click the file on the PC.
  • When you listen to music via a home network, it may take some time to start, since each DLNA-compatible device has to recognize the component currently used.
  • Some content may not be playable with DLNA certified products.