Personal Audio SystemSRS-X7

Listening to music on a PC via network connection (Windows 8) (Windows Media Player)

You can use a PC as a controller (operating device).

Music can be played back by using the [Play To] function, after starting Windows Media Player. Follow the instructions on the PC screen to operate.

  1. Connect the speaker and PC to your network.
    The LINK indicator lights up in green or orange when the connection is complete.
  2. Tap the NETWORK button.

    The NETWORK indicator lights up in white, and the speaker switches to NETWORK mode.

    The speaker can also be switched to NETWORK mode automatically, instead of tapping the NETWORK button, by playing back music using the [Play To] function, after starting Windows Media Player.

  3. Right-click on the Start screen of the PC.

    In the case of a touch-panel, swipe from the bottom to the top on the Start screen, then select [All Apps] at the bottom-right of the screen.

  4. Select [Windows Media Player].

  5. Right-click or press and hold a song to be played.
  6. Select [Play To] from the menu.

    The device list appears.

  7. Select [SONY:SRS-X7].

  8. Play back the selected song, and adjust the volume.

    The speaker plays back the selected song.


  • After the dedicated application "SongPal" is downloaded and installed to your smartphone/iPhone, you can use your smartphone/iPhone as a remote control to operate components connected to the speaker.


  • Normally, the volume level between a computer and the speaker does not link. However, depending on the version of the Windows Media Player installed on a computer or the computer's condition, the volume levels may link with each other.
  • The speaker can play MP3, Linear PCM, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, ALAC and AIFF format files (only AAC files with the extension ".m4a," ".mp4," or ".3gp" can be played). 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 speaker. To check if a WMA file is protected by DRM, right-click the file on the PC. If there is a [License] tab, the file is DRM-copyrighted.
  • When you listen to music via a home network, it may take some time, since each DLNA-compatible device has to recognize the component currently used.
  • Some content may not be playable with DLNA certified products.