Hi-Fi Network Music Streamer uPlay Stream is an affordable, wireless, network music streamer that allows you to stream all your electronically stored music to your existing Hi-Fi. Control your music collection from the comfort of your armchair using the free uPlay App. uPlay allows you to stream standard mp3s, and for the true music enthusiasts, is compatible with super quality 24bit/96kHz files.
Why choose the uPlay Stream?
uPlay Stream allows you to enjoy your high quality music by streaming it wirelessly from your devices to your Hi-fi or A/V system. However, unlike other music streamers on the market today, the amazingly affordable uPlay Stream is very small and compact.
How? Because the QED design team literally ‘thought outside the box’. Conventional hi-fi network streamers are large, with expensive casework, knobs, buttons and exotic displays, all of which are completely unnecessary (dare we say ‘obsolete?’) in today’s ‘Smartphone’ age.
The great value uPlay Stream utilises the outstanding display of your Smartphone, tablet or other electronic device to enable you to enjoy true Hi-Fi network music streaming.
As well as playing MP3 files, uPlay Stream Hi-fi Network Music Streamer is also designed for enthusiasts who want to access higher quality music stored electronically on their tablet, mobile device, computer or network storage. uPlay Stream is compatible with the high quality music files up to and including 24bit/96kHz (CD music files are 16bit/44kHz.).
uPlay Stream is completely controlled via free to download iOS and Android Apps.
Up to 8 uPlay Streams can be configured together for a multi-room audio system in up to eight separate rooms; a quick and easy way to enjoy amazing sound throughout your home. uPlay Stream combines ease of use, high quality hi-fi performance and great value
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Bring together your digital music collection and your audio system
Browse and stream uncompressed high resolution digital music using Wi-Fi or Ethernet from:
Mobile devices – Tablet and SmartphoneServer devices – PC and Network StorageCloud storage - Drop Box™ and SkyDrive™
To the analogue input of your Hi-Fi or speaker dock, A/V System or Soundbar
Dedicated App for Apple iOS and Android for set up and control
Multi-room capability with up to 8 x uPlay Stream
Compact and discreet design
Audio Formats Supported: MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless
High Resolution Wolfson DAC. 24-bit/96kHz compatible
Analogue connection to Phono and 3.5mm jack*
*Comes with 3.5mm analogue cable and two phono adapter
STREAM MUSIC WIRELESSLY TO YOUR AUDIO SYSTEM
uPlay Stream FAQ
1. Can the uPlay Stream be connected via both LAN & WiFi?
Answer: Yes, you can use uPlay Stream with both LAN (Ethernet connection) and Wifi. However, we recommend consumers to use the LAN connection whenever possible to ensure a fast and stable connection.
2. Can I directly connect to the Streamer from mobile device without the need of a network?
Answer: No, you will need a network. The uPlay Stream allows you to stream content point to point from your device direct to the stream. E.g. you can use the app to play iTunes playlists stored on your iPhone direct to the streamer providing your device and the stream are on the same network. The uPlay Stream allows both point to point (two box push) and is fully networkable with content around the home (three box pull).
3. What does 24bit/96kHz compatible mean?
Answer: The uPlay Stream uses a high quality Wolfson DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter) that enables access and playback of music files up to and including 24bit/96kHz. This is vastly superior to CD quality (16bit/44kHz) streaming based systems.
4. Can I have multiple streamers around the home with individual IDs?
Answer: Yes. Up to 8 uPlay Streams can be used in a multi-room configuration and all can be renamed. For example, they can be named ‘living room’, ‘conservatory’ or ‘dining room’.
5. What kind of files does the uPlay Stream support?
Answer: The uPay Stream receiver supports various audio formats including MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless, WMA. However, DRM protected songs are not supported. A complete compatibility table with supported sampling rate and bit rate is available in the full user manual. For Android mobile devices, when playing to the local device, as audio codecs are different from device to device, the compatibility may vary. Please check the specification of your mobile device for more information.
6. How do I connect the Stream to my system?
The Stream can be connected via 3.5mm Jack or phono to phono using the cable supplied with the product, to the analogue input of your system.
Answer: Within the uPlay Stream app, you can directly access music or files stored in cloud music services. The two we use are Drop BoxTM’ and ‘Sky DriveTM. Just press the settings on the uPlay Stream player home page, input your log in details for your pre-registered cloud storage service into ‘cloud setup’. The files can then be access through the browser page and the cloud icon at the top left of the page. However, songs cannot be streamed directly from iTunes Match tracks stored on the iCloud. You need to download the tracks to your local device in order to play them. For more information about downloading songs from iTunes Match, please refer to http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5637.
Manual & Support
For technical advice, downloads and further help, visit the manual and support page:
Manual & Support