Streaming music to wireless speakers.

1. Using the Vita’s multi-room interface

Multi-Room streaming is supported via UPnP/DLNA, Apple Airplay, Google Cast and Qualcomm® AllPlay™ so you can play your music and music services on a wide variety of wireless speakers and clients from SONOS, Denon HEOS, Bang & Olufsen, Amazon Fire TV, Roku & Samsung Multi-Room etc. Simply tap on the “…” icon in the navigation bar and select the STREAM option:Nativ VIta Multi-Room Streaming

The multi-room streaming control interface is divided into 2 sections:

  • NOW PLAYING ON THIS DEVICE shows the music that is currently playing on your Vita.
  • NETWORK DEVICES shows all the wireless speakers and devices that the Vita can find in your network. Simply tap on the SELECT button to stream music to any device, and control the volume individually by sliding the control from left to right. 

Note:

  • Playing music on devices with different streaming technologies (e.g. streaming to an AppleTV and SONOS speaker) might not be perfectly synchronized.
  • Streaming to multiple Vita: Additional Vita in the network will show up as “Nativ Vita Renderer”. To change their names please go to Settings > Connectivity > Network.
  • Due to the limitation of many wireless speakers we currently only support streaming of audio up to 44.1kHz/16-bit.

 

2. Using the Nativ Vita as a UPnP or SMB server

The Nativ Vita Music Server allows any Digital Media Renderer (DMR) or Digital Media Player (DMP) to access the music on its built-in hard disk drives via UPnP and Samba (SMB) — including wireless speakers like SONOS and Bose SoundTouch, or music software like Kodi and Plex.

2.1. UPnP

All DMR and DMP that support the UPnP/DLNA standard can automatically find, access, browse and play the music on Nativ Vita.

Note: You can change the UPnP name for Nativ Vita under SETTINGS > CONNECTIVITY > NETWORK (Network Name). Nativ Vita High-Res Music Player Network Setup

2.1. Samba Share

To access the music on the Vita’s internal hard disk drives simply enter the path to the Vita’s Samba Share folder in the control interface of your DMR/DMP as follows: 

\\X.X.X.X\vita

Once prompted for the username and password please enter “nativ” for both.

For instructions on how to add the Vita to your SONOS system please read the following article.

Note: “X.X.X.X” represents the IP address of your Nativ Vita, which you can find by going to SETTINGS > CONNECTIVITY > NETWORK.

 

Last Modified: Jul 28, 2018

Comments 2

  • Shashi
    08/29/18 4:38 am

    Wireless streaming now goes beyond 16 bit (for example Tidal Hifi) .. and speakers like KEF wireless supports High Res streaming to 24bit. As a player Vita is limited to 16 bit for transmission to wireless speakers … Are there plans to improve upon this .. as a user how can this limitation be overcome ?

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    • Nativ Support > Shashi
      08/29/18 3:20 pm

      Dear Shashi,

      thank you for your post. You can actually stream in higher quality, only the multi-room streaming feature is currently limited to 16-bit as many protocols (e.g. Apple Airplay) and wireless speakers (e.g. SONOS) are limited to 16-bit. Streaming at a higher bit-rate would therefore cause issues.

      If you want to stream in higher bit-rates (and your speaker supports it) please add the Vita as a UPnP or SMB Source to the control app of your speaker. Then you can access the music stored on the Vita in full quality. You will not be able to stream TIDAL this way, but some of these speakers also allow you to stream TIDAL directly from your Smartphone via Chromecast (which is limited to 24/96).

      Thanks!

      Kevin

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