Hi-Fi Network Music Streamer
WIRELESS /
ETHERNET
DEDICATED APP
MULTIROOM
READY
Bring together your digital music collection and your audio system
REGULATIONS ACCORDING TO R&TTE
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Armour Home Electronics hereby declares that this uPlay Stream High Resolution Music Streamer
is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of directive 1999/5/
EC, in conformity with the following standards: EN60950-1, EN62311, ETSI EN301 489-1, ETSI
EN301 489-17, ETSI EN300 328, EN55022 and EN50024
The Declaration of conformity is available at:
Armour Home Electronics
Stortford Hall Industrial Park,
Dunmow Road, Bishops Stortford,
Hertfordshire CM23 5GZ
United Kingdom
NOTE ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
After the implementation of the European Directive 2002/96/EC the following applies:
Electronic devices may not be disposed of with domestic waste. Consumers are obliged by law
to return electrical and electronic devices at the end of their service lives to the public collecting
points set up for this purpose or point of sale. For environmentally sound methods of disposal,
please contact your local government agency. This symbol on the product, the instruction manual
of the package indicates that a product is subject to these regulations. By recycling, reusing the
materials or other forms of utilizing old devices, you are making an important contribution to
protecting our environment.
INSTALLATION AND SAFETY
CAUTION: THIS APPARATUS MUST NOT BE EXPOSED TO DRIPPING OR SPLASHING.
TO COMPLETELY DISCONNECT THIS PRODUCT FROM THE MAINS, DISCONNECT THE PLUG FROM THE WALL
SOCKET OUTLET. THE MAINS PLUG IS USED TO COMPLETELY INTERRUPT THE POWER SUPPLY TO THE UNIT
AND MUST BE WITHIN EASY ACCESS BY THE USER.
The uPlay Stream generates a modest amount of heat and requires ventilation. Do not place it on a rug or other soft
surface into which it could sink, obstructing the air inlets in its underside. The uPlay Stream should not be installed
in a built-in situation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided.
Do not remove the cover, or attempt to modify or repair any item yourself. Refer all servicing to a qualified technician.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ BEFORE OPERATING EQUIPMENT
This product was designed and manufactured to meet strict quality and safety standards.
There are, however, some installation and operational precautions of which you should be particularly aware:
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with dry cloth.
7. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
8. Only use attachments/ accessories specified by the manufacturer.
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Contents
1Introduction
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1.1
Product Description
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Package contents
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Getting started
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3.1
Download the App (iOS + Android)
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3.2
Download the PC / MAC setup software (Optional)
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3.3
Minimum system requirements 7
3.4
Rear panel
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3.5
Top panel LED indications
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3.6Connections
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Connecting the uPlay Stream to your network
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4.1
By Ethernet
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4.2
WiFi setup using WPS
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4.3
WiFi Setup using Ethernet
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The uPlay Stream settings page
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5.1
The Setup section
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5.1.1
Device settings
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5.1.2
WiFi selection
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5.1.3
Device information
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5.2
The WiFi Profiles section
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5.3
The Advanced section
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5.3.1
Link Status
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5.3.2
LAN IP
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5.3.3
WiFi IP
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5.3.4
Firmware updates
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The QED uPlay Stream App
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6.1
Connect to WiFi
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6.2
Play your first track to the uPlay Stream
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6.3
App functions – the Player tab
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6.4
App functions – the Queue tab
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6.5
App functions – the Playlists tab
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6.6
App functions – the Browser tab
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6.7
App functions – the Play To tab
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6.8
App functions – firmware updates
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6.8.1
New firmware notification 18
6.8.2
In-app firmware update
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Media sources
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7.1
Play local device content
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7.2
Play from media servers
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7.3
Play from cloud storage
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Multi-room party mode
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8.1
Group creation
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8.2
Edit / delete groups
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8.3
Playback and individual volume controls.
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8.4
More in multi-room playback
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Queue management 26
9.1
Add songs to the queue
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9.2
Edit the queue
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Playlist management 27
10.1
Create playlists
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10.2
Add songs to playlists
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10.3
Edit, clear or delete playlists
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Using Windows Media Player 29
11.1
Configuring Windows Media Player
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11.2
Play songs to the uPlay Stream
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11.3
Using Windows Media Player as a media server
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Compatible audio formats
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13Specifications
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14About
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1Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the QED uPlay Stream.
This manual is intended to take you through the setup and
installation of the uPlay Stream and will help provide you with a
trouble free setup and optimum performance from the product.
Please read the instructions, important safety information and
warnings carefully before installation and use, to ensure the safe
and satisfactory operation of this product.
1.1 Product Description
The QED uPlay Stream is a DLNA / UPnP compatible Hi-Fi
network music streamer designed to stream uncompressed high
resolution digital music from various sources to your existing
audio system.
Simply connect the uPlay Stream to your home network via an
Ethernet cable or WiFi connection. Use the included high-quality
QED uPlay cable to connect to your Hi-Fi or sound system and
you are ready to stream music from various sources.
With the dedicated uPlay Stream app, music can be easily
streamed from different sources including tracks from your local
smart phone / tablet, DLNA / UPnP compatible media servers or
even cloud storages.
The uPlay Stream supports all the major audio file formats
including MP3, ACC, WMA, WAV, FLAC and Apple Lossless. It
streams tracks up to 24-bit 96 kHz and outputs stunning audio
quality.
You can enjoy the multi-room features if you own more than one
uPlay Stream. Groups can be created with up to 8 uPlay Streams.
They will be synchronized for playback and each uPlay Stream’s
volume can be adjusted individually. Independent music can also
be enjoyed in each room with additional uPlay Stream control
apps in the network.
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Package contents
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1 x uPlay Stream
1 x Quick start
manual
1 x Power adaptor
1 x UK power
adaptor pin
1 x EU power
adaptor pin
1 x AUS / NZ
power adaptor pin
1 x 3.5mm jack
to RCA adaptor
1 x 3.5mm jack to
jack cable (0.7 m)
1 x Ethernet
cable (1.0m)
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Getting started
3.1 Download the App (iOS + Android)
A free uPlay Stream mobile App is available for iOS and Android. It
works with the uPlay Stream receiver to configure the receiver’s
setting and stream audio to it. Please scan the QR Codes or
search “QED uPlay Stream” on the Apple App Store or on Google
Play to download the QED uPlay Stream App.
Note: The ‘Play To’ function of the uPlay Stream app only works
with the QED uPlay Stream product. It cannot ‘Play To’ other
DLNA / UPnP renderers. However, playback to the local Android
device is still available without the presence of the QED uPlay
Stream.
3.2 Download the PC / MAC setup software (Optional)
PC or Mac setup software is also available to download free of charge
from the QED website in order to set up the uPlay Stream receiver.
Please visit http://www.qed.co.uk/qeduplaystreamsupport to
download and install the software.
3.3 Minimum system requirements
Minimum system requirements for Mobile App:
Platform
Android
iOS
OS version
2.3.3
or above
5.0
or above
CPU
1 GHz or above
RAM
512MB or above
iPhone 3GS/iPad 2
or above
Minimum system requirements for PC and Mac setup software:
Platform
PC
Mac
Operating System
Windows XP
or later
OSX 10.7 or later
CPU
1GHz
1GHz
RAM
1GB
2GB
Hard Disk Space
600MB (32-bit)
1.5GB (64-bit)
10MB
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3.4 Rear panel
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1. DC in 5V connector: Connect to the supplied AC adaptor.
2. Reset (reboot) button: Press this button with a pen or a
pin to reboot the uPlay Stream.
3. LAN indicator: This LED will turn on when the uPlay
Stream is connected to a router via an Ethernet cable.
4. LAN port: Connect to a router via an Ethernet cable.
5. WPS button: This button serves two functions:
• Press and hold the WPS button for 2 seconds, then
release the button for WPS function.
• Press and hold the WPS button for more than 8
seconds, then release the button for factory reset
function.
6. 3.5mm stereo audio output jack: Connect to an amplifier
or powered speakers.
3.5 Top panel LED indications
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1. Power LED: This LED will turn on when the uPlay Stream
is powered on.
2. WiFi activity LED: This LED will turn on after power on. It
will blink when there is WiFi activity.
3. WiFi connection LED:
• LED off: No WiFi connection or connection error.
• LED blinking: WiFi connecting.
• LED on: WiFi connected.
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3.6Connections
1. Insert the appropriate adaptor pin to the power adaptor. Plug
in the uPlay Stream with the power adaptor. The blue power
LED will turn on. After a few seconds, the WiFi connection
LED will start to blink for booting up. It takes around 1
minute for the uPlay Stream to boot up completely. When
the WiFi connection LED turns off permanently (or turns on
permanently if WiFi is connected), the boot up is complete
and the uPlay Stream is ready to use.
2. Below are two suggested typical connection diagrams for the
uPlay Stream:
Streaming with Ethernet:
Streaming with WiFi:
3. Audio connection:
A high quality QED uPlay audio cable is included in the package.
Please connect the audio output of the uPlay Stream to your
amplifier or powered speakers with the included cable.
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Connecting the uPlay Stream
to your network
The uPlay Stream has a 10/100 Ethernet port and an 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi interface. Music can be streamed to the uPlay Stream via an
Ethernet cable or WiFi. Please note that both the Ethernet and
WiFi can be connected to the network at the same time. However,
when they are both connected, the Ethernet connection will have
priority over the WiFi connection and audio will be streamed over
Ethernet only.
4.1 By Ethernet
Please follow the below steps for setting up the uPlay Stream
with Ethernet connection:
1. Connect the uPlay Stream to the router using the supplied
Ethernet cable.
LAN
2. The LAN indicator on the rear panel of the uPlay Stream
will be turned on when the Ethernet connection is made
successfully.
4.2 WiFi setup using WPS
Please follow the steps below for setting up the uPlay Stream
WiFi connection using WPS function:
1. Press the WPS button or enable the WPS function on your
WiFi router. The router should enter WPS mode.
2. Press and hold the WPS button at the rear panel of the uPlay
Stream for 2 seconds and release the button.
3. The WiFi connection LED on the uPlay Stream will blink
slowly.
WPS
4.When the connection is successfully made, the WiFi
connection LED will turn on permanently.
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4.3 WiFi Setup using Ethernet
Please follow the steps below for setting up the uPlay Stream
WiFi connection using Ethernet:
1. Connect the uPlay Stream to the router using the supplied
Ethernet cable. The LAN indicator on the rear panel of the
uPlay Stream will be turned on when the Ethernet connection
is made successfully.
If you are using the Mobile App for this WiFi Setup, please
go to Step 2.
If you are using the PC/ MAC software for this WiFi Setup,
please go to Step 6.
2. Please ensure your mobile device is connected to the same
network as the uPlay Stream.
3. Open the uPlay Stream App on your device.
4. In the Player tab of the App, press the Setup button in the top
left corner of the screen. Press Device Setup.
5. Press the Refresh button in the top right corner of the screen.
The QED uPlay Stream should appear on the list of devices.
It may take a couple of seconds for the uPlay Stream to show
up in the list. Please wait and refresh again if it does not show
up. Select the QED uPlay Stream to go to the setup page of
the uPlay Stream.
Go to Step 9
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6. Please ensure the PC or Mac is connected to the same
network as the uPlay Stream.
7. Open the uPlay Stream Setup PC / MAC software.
8. Click the Refresh button in the bottom left corner of the
window. The QED uPlay Stream should appear on the device
list. It may take a while for the uPlay Stream to show up in the
list. Please wait and refresh again if it does not show up.
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For Windows: Select the QED uPlay Stream to go to the setup
page of the uPlay Stream.
For Mac: Select the QED uPlay Stream and it will open the
browser to go to the setup page of the uPlay Stream.
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9. In the setup page, the Setup section should show as the first
page. If not, select the Setup section at the top of the page.
Press the Go to Network Selection button.
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10.Select the WiFi network you want to connect to and press /
click the Connect button. If your WiFi network is not shown
in the list, press / click the Refresh button to refresh the WiFi
network list.
11.Select the security mode of your wireless network and enter
the password. Press / click Apply to continue.
Normally, the correct security mode is detected automatically
for you. However, if you fail to connect to the network, please
check if you have chosen the correct security mode.
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In the case of WEP keys, please make sure you select
Hexadecimal or ASCII Text correctly.
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1 Your WiFi network
Your WiFi network
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12.Go to the Advanced section and select Link Status. If the WiFi
connection has been made successfully, you should be able
to see your network name shown in the LINK SSID field.
The WiFi connection LED on the uPlay Stream will also turn
on in solid green if it is connected to a WiFi network.
13.Unplug the Ethernet cable.
14.Reboot the uPlay Stream by disconnecting and reconnecting
the power cable. You may also press the Reset (reboot) button
on the rear panel to reboot the uPlay Stream.
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Your WiFi network
(MAC: xx-xx-xxxx-xx-xx)
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The uPlay Stream settings page
5.1 The Setup section
5.1.1 Device settings
WiFi Interface (WiFi OFF): Check / uncheck the box to disable
/ enable the WiFi function of the uPlay Stream. Press the Apply
button to apply changes. When applying changes to this setting,
the uPlay Stream will reboot automatically.
Device Name: The default device name ‘QED uPlay Stream’ can
be changed to identify different units when there is more than
one uPlay Stream in the network. For example, you can rename
them to ‘Living Room’, ‘Bedroom’ etc.
To rename, just enter a new name in the New Name field and
press the Apply button.
5.1.2 WiFi selection
Press the Go To Network Selection button to connect to WiFi
networks. Please refer to section 4.3 for connecting to WiFi
networks.
5.1.3 Device information
This section shows information about the unit, including the LAN
and WiFi IP Address, the unique LAN and WiFi MAC Address of
the unit, the Firmware Version and the unique Serial Number of
the unit. The LAN or WiFi address field will be blank if the unit is
not connected to a LAN or WiFi network.
5.2 The WiFi Profiles section
The uPlay Stream will store the WiFi network it is connected to
as a WiFi Network Profile. You can Add, Edit, Delete and Activate
the WiFi network profiles in this section. To add, edit, delete or
activate a profile, just select the profile from the list and press
the corresponding button. There will be an icon
next to
the currently activated profile.
5.3 The Advanced section
5.3.1 Link Status
The Link Status section shows the current WiFi and LAN
connection status of the uPlay Stream.
In the WiFi Link Status section, the LINK SSID shows the name
(SSID) of the WiFi network you are currently connected to. The
Link Speed (in Mbps) and Throughput (in kBps) are also shown
and updated regularly in this page.
The Signal Strength1 status is useful for locating the uPlay
Stream in your setup environment. If the signal strength is too
weak, the playback may get interrupted occasionally. The Signal
Strength2 and Signal Strength3 statuses are reserved, and they
will only show Weak 0%.
Other WiFi connection information including IP Address, Subnet
Mask, Default Gateway, Primary DNS Server and Secondary DNS
Server can also be found in this section.
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In the LAN Status section, connection information including IP
Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, Primary DNS Server
and Secondary DNS Server can be found.
5.3.2 LAN IP
In the LAN IP Setup section, you can select between Automatic
Setup: DHCP and Manual Setup: Static settings. When applying
changes to this setting, the device will reboot automatically.
Please wait patiently for the changes to be applied.
Automatic Setup: DHCP: Most of the settings are done
automatically. Enter the Hostname if applicable.
Manual Setup: Static: Enter the IP Address (Static IP), Subnet
Mask, Default Gateway, Primary DNS Server and Secondary DNS
Server respectively.
5.3.3 WiFi IP
In the WiFi IP Setup section, you can select between Automatic
Setup: DHCP and Manual Setup: Static settings. When applying
changes to this setting, the device will reboot automatically.
Please wait patiently for the changes to be applied.
Automatic Setup: DHCP: Most of the settings are done
automatically. Enter the Hostname if applicable.
Manual Setup: Static: Enter the IP Address (Static IP), Subnet
Mask, Default Gateway, Primary DNS Server and Secondary DNS
Server respectively.
5.3.4 Firmware updates
The firmware of the uPlay Stream can be updated to introduce
new features or fix bugs. Please follow the steps below for
firmware updates using the PC / MAC Setup software:
1.Visit
http://www.qed.co.uk/qeduplaystreamsupport
download the latest firmware.
to
2.Press Browse… to locate the new firmware file.
3.Press Apply to start the update.
Note:
• Firmware update is an advanced operation. Improper
firmware update operations may cause failure or damage
to the uPlay Stream receiver.
• Please DO NOT disconnect the power or network connection
during the update.
• Firmware update in this setup page is only available when
using PC or MAC setup software. For iOS or Android, please
use the in-app firmware update function as detailed in
section 6.8.
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The QED uPlay Stream App
6.1 Connect to WiFi
Please ensure the mobile device running the uPlay Stream App
is connected to the same WiFi network as the uPlay Stream
receiver.
If the mobile device is connected to a different network after
opening the uPlay Stream App, the app will detect the changes
and show a message when it is re-opened.
Press Yes to use the new network.
6.2 Play your first track to the uPlay Stream
There are only a few steps required to play a track to the uPlay
Stream.
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1. Open the uPlay Stream App.
QED uPlay Stream
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2. Go to the Play To tab.
3. Press the Refresh button to refresh and the QED uPlay
Stream should show on the device list.
4. Select the QED uPlay Stream by pressing it.
5. Go to the Browser tab.
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6. Press the Refresh button to refresh the media server list.
7. Browse the music content on the local device or any connected
media servers.
My iPhone
Windows Media Player
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8. Select a track to start playback.
6.3 App functions – the Player tab
The Player tab provides necessary playback control for the uPlay
Stream.
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1. Search slider: Tap and drag to search the current playback
position.
2. Repeat: Press to toggle between repeat modes:
Repeat off.
Repeat all.
Repeat one.
3. Shuffle: Press to enable / disable shuffle playback:
Shuffle off.
Shuffle on.
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4. Transport control: Play / pause, next track and previous
track playback controls.
5. Mute: Press to mute and un-mute the audio. This will
apply to all devices during multi-room playback.
6. Volume slider: Tap and drag to control the playback
volume. This will control the volume of all devices during
multi-room playback.
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7. Fine volume control: Press the button to show the fine
volume control wheel. Scroll on the wheel to adjust the
volume from 0 to 100.
Note: On some Android devices, the fine volume control
may have fewer steps.
8. Settings button: Press this button to show the setting
menu:
Device setup
Shows the list of connected uPlay Streams in the
network. Please refer to section 4.3 and section 5 for
more information on device setup and the settings
page.
Firmware update
Shows the list of connected uPlay Streams in the
network. Please refer to section 6.8 for firmware
update.
Cloud setup
Shows the cloud setup page.
Switch Dropbox and SkyDrive support on / off in the
Browser tab.
If you would like to logout or change to another Dropbox
or SkyDrive account, you may switch off and press the
BACK button to logout. Then, go into the Cloud Setup
page to switch on again and sign in with a different
account.
Rate on App Store
Go to the App Store and rate the uPlay Stream app.
Contact QED
Send an email to us if you have any questions.
9. Device Info: Press on the device name or group name to
show the device information page for the current playback
device. You can control the volume of an individual uPlay
Stream when you are in multi-room playback. Please
refer to section 8 for more information about multi-room
playback.
6.4 App functions – the Queue tab
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1. Playback queue: This is the current playback queue. The
current track will be highlighted. Tracks from different
sources including local phone content, media servers or
cloud storages can be added to the same queue.
2. Edit button: Press this button to enable queue edit mode.
Tracks can be removed or re-ordered in edit mode.
3. Add To button: Press this button to add the queue to an
existing playlist or a new playlist.
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6.5 App functions – the Playlists tab
1. uPlay Stream playlists: Playlists can be created and
played in the uPlay Stream app. Please refer to section 10
for more information.
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2. Add a new uPlay Stream playlist: Press to add new uPlay
Stream Playlists. Please refer to section 10 for more
information.
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3. Local playlists: This shows the local playlists on your
mobile device.
6.6 App functions – the Browser tab
1. The server list: This shows the list of DLNA / UPnP media
severs connected to the network. Browse the servers to
select a track to play.
2. Refresh button: Press this refresh button to refresh the
list of servers. It may take some time for the server to
show in the list. Please be patient.
3. Cloud Storage: Press this button to browse Dropbox
or SkyDrive content. Please refer to section 7 for more
information.
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6.7 App functions – the Play To tab
1. Play To device list: In this list, the first device will always
be the local mobile device. All uPlay Streams connected
to the network will be shown in this list. Select a single
device to stream your music to.
2. Refresh button: Press this button to refresh the list of
devices. It may take some time for the uPlay Stream to
show in the list. Please be patient.
3. Groups list: This shows the list of groups created. The
number in the square bracket [] represents the number
of devices in the group. Please refer to section 8 for more
information on multi-room playback.
4. Add / edit group: Buttons for adding and editing groups.
Please refer to section 8 for more information.
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6.8 App functions – firmware updates
The uPlay Stream app provides an in-app firmware update
function.
6.8.1 New firmware notification
When opening the app, the app will check if there is a firmware
update available and notify user of available updates.
Press OK to dismiss the notice, and it will show again next time
when the app is opened.
Press Do not show and the notice will not show again.
Please note that this notice only shows that there is an update
on the QED server. Users must follow section 6.8.2 to check
individual uPlay Streams for updates.
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6.8.2 In-app firmware update
Please follow the steps below to update the uPlay Stream
firmware:
1. Please make sure the network is connected to the Internet.
2. Go to the Firmware Update function as shown in section 6.3.
3. Press the Refresh button and the device list will show the
connected devices.
4. Select the uPlay Stream to update the firmware.
5. If the uPlay Stream already has the latest firmware, a message
will show and the update will be cancelled.
6. If new firmware is available, you will need to confirm to start
the firmware update.
7. The firmware update may take a few minutes. Please be
patient and do not quit the app.
8. When the update is done, a message will show. Please refresh
the device list when the device is rebooted.
Note:
• Firmware update is an advanced operation. Improper
firmware update operations may cause failure or
damage to the uPlay Stream receiver.
• Please DO NOT disconnect the power or network
connection during the update.
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Media sources
The uPlay Stream app can stream music from different sources
including local device content, compatible media servers and
cloud storage.
7.1 Play local device content
In the Browser tab, the first item is always the local device
content. Browse and select a track to start playback. For some
Android devices, the content structure in the browser may be
slightly different.
In iOS, there is an extra My Folder option. It is a local folder inside
the uPlay Stream app that you can play tracks from.
To transfer tracks to this local folder in the uPlay Stream App:
1. Connect your phone to iTunes.
2. Go to the App tab and scroll to down to the File Sharing
section.
3.Select uPlay Stream from the Apps list.
4. You can add tracks to the app’s My Folder by pressing the Add
button.
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7.2 Play from media servers
The uPlay Stream supports audio streaming from DLNA and
UPnP compatible media servers including NAS drives and
computers with media server software installed.
Important: You must have a uPlay Stream connected to the
network to browse the media servers or the content in Dropbox
/ SkyDrive. Otherwise, you can only play tracks from the local
device.
The contents and structure vary with different media servers or
media server software. In order to browse the media content easily, the uPlay Stream
app provides a sorting option to the user when browsing media
servers. Use the Sort button to turn the alphabetical sort order
on / off:
Sorting off
The content order follow the default order from the media
server database.
Sorting on
The content order will be sorted by alphabetical order. An
index bar will also be available for quick access.
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7.3 Play from cloud storage
The uPlay Stream allows you to stream tracks from cloud
storage including Dropbox and SkyDrive. To stream from
Dropbox or SkyDrive, you will need to have a Dropbox or
SkyDrive account and some tracks in the cloud. Please visit
https://www.dropbox.com/ for more information on using
Dropbox, or visit https://skydrive.live.com for more information
on using SkyDrive.
To browse the Dropbox content, press the Cloud Storage button
as described in section 6.6 to go to the cloud server list. You will
also need to enable cloud storage support as shown in section
6.3 to view the content in the cloud server list.
Select Dropbox or SkyDrive in the cloud server list. You will
be asked to sign in and allow the uPlay Stream to access your
Dropbox or SkyDrive content.
You will now be able to browse the cloud content and stream
tracks to the uPlay Stream.
Unsupported files will be shown in dark grey.
To log out or use a different Dropbox SkyDrive account, please
refer to section 6.3.
Note: Dropbox / SkyDrive playback performance relies on the
network and server condition. It is recommended not to stream
high resolution lossless audio tracks.
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Multi-room party mode
The uPlay Steam is capable of multi-room (or party mode)
playback. You can connect multiple uPlay Streams to your
network, put them in a group and stream music to them. You can
connect up to eight uPlay Streams to the network, but we would
recommend a maximum number of six to ensure stability and
performance.
To create and edit / delete a group, please go to the Play To tab in
the uPlay Stream App.
8.1 Group creation
1. Press the Add button to create a new group.
2. Enter a group name and press OK.
3. An empty group will be created. The number in the square
bracket [] represents the number of devices in the group.
Press the group to view the details of the group.
4. Press the Add button to add devices to the group.
5. Press the Refresh button to refresh the list of devices. Press
to select the uPlay Streams you want to add to the group. The
selected uPlay Streams will be highlighted.
The first selected uPlay Stream will become the master
device in the group. Other selected devices will become slave
devices in the group. Press Done to confirm.
6. The added devices will be shown in the Group Detail page.
The group is ready to play.
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8.2 Edit / delete groups
1. Press the Edit button to show the Group list.
2. Select the group to enter the group detail page.
3. Press the Edit button to remove or re-order the devices. The
device at the top of the list is the master device.
4. Press the Clear button to clear all the devices in the group.
5. Press the Delete button to delete the whole group.
6. Press the Add button to add devices to the group.
Note: The group cannot be edited, cleared or deleted when
it is selected for playback.
8.3 Playback and individual volume controls.
1. Select the group in the Play To tab to stream music to the
group.
2. It will take a few seconds for the devices to pair up and
synchronize.
Note:
• The more devices in the group, the more time is required
for paring up.
• For some low sample rate audio files, the first few
seconds of the track may be muted while the devices
synchronise.
3. The volume control in the Player tab acts as a master volume
control for the whole group.
4. Tap on the group name at the top of the Player tab to show
the Device Information list.
Individual uPlay Stream volumes can be controlled in the
Device Information list.
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8.4 More in multi-room playback
1. Online and offline devices: In the group detail page or the
Device Information page, the connection status of each
device is shown. Online devices will be shown in solid white,
while offline devices will be shown in dark grey.
ONLINE
ONLINE
OFFLINE
OFFLINE
ONLINE
2. Master and Slave Devices: In each group, there is only one
master device with one or more slave devices:
• When the master device is offline, the whole group cannot
be played.
• When one, some or all slave devices are offline, the group
can still be played.
• If the master device is disconnected during playback, the
whole group will stop playback.
• If one or more slave devices are disconnected during
playback, the remaining online devices will still continue
the playback.
3. Independent music can be played in different rooms or zones
with additional uPlay Stream controller apps in the network.
Please ensure different zones or groups are selected by
different apps in the Play To tab to enjoy independent music
streams. Please note, if one app selects a uPlay Stream in the
Play To section that is already streaming music, the music
playing through that uPlay will be changed.
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9
Queue management
The Queue tab shows the current playback queue. You can add
songs to the queue or edit the queue.
9.1 Add songs to the queue
Songs can be added to the queue in two different ways:
1. When you select a song to play, the previous queue will be
cleared and all the songs in the current browsing location will
be added to the queue.
2. You can also select songs to add to the queue manually. In the
Browser tab, press the Add To button at the top right corner
of the screen when it is available and select Queue. Then,
select songs to add to the end of the current queue.
9.2 Edit the queue
To edit the queue, press the Edit button at the top left corner of
the Queue tab. You can remove tracks or re-order the tracks.
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10 Playlist management
The uPlay Stream app can create, store and play playlists in the
app. These uPlay Stream playlists can only be used in the uPlay
Stream app.
10.1 Create playlists
Playlists can be created in two different ways:
1. In the Playlists tab, press the Add button in the top right
corner to create a new playlist. Enter a new name for the
playlist.
2. In the Queue tab or when browsing in the Browser tab, press
the Add To button and select New Playlist to create a new
playlist with the items in the current browsing location.
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10.2 Add songs to playlists
Songs can be added to playlists in two different ways:
1. Select a playlist in the Playlists Tab, press the Add button to
browse the media servers. Select songs to add to the playlist.
Press Done when you finish the selection.
2. In the Queue tab or when browsing in the Browser tab, press
the Add To button and select Existing Playlist. Select a
playlist to add the items in the current browsing location to it.
10.3 Edit, clear or delete playlists
Select a playlist in the Playlist tab:
1.Press Edit to remove tracks or reorder the tracks.
2.Press Clear to clear the contents of the playlist.
3.Press Delete to delete the playlist.
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11 Using Windows Media Player
The uPlay Stream can be used with other DLNA / UPnP players
or control software. This section will show an example of using
Microsoft Windows Media Player to stream music to the uPlay
Stream. It will show how to configure Windows Media Player as
a media server.
11.1 Configuring Windows Media Player
1. To support audio streaming to the uPlay Stream, you will need
Windows Media Player 11 or higher.
2. Be sure your computer is connected to the same network as
the uPlay Stream.
3.Open Windows Media Player on your computer.
4. Click the Stream menu.
5.Select Automatically allow devices to play my media. This
means that your PC is ready to act as a media server, allowing
other devices to pull media files stored in your PC.
6. A confirmation window will show to confirm the setting.
7.Click Turn on media streaming. A new window will show.
8.Click Allow All and confirm to allow computers and media
devices to access your media.
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11.2 Play songs to the uPlay Stream
1. To stream songs to the uPlay Stream, click the Play To button
on the right of Windows Media Player or right click on the
song and select Play To.
2. Select the QED uPlay Stream to stream the song to. A new
player window will show for streaming.
11.3 Using Windows Media Player as a media server
If you have correctly configured Windows Media Player as shown
in section 11.1 you should be able to see Windows Media Player
in the Browser tab of the uPlay Stream app.
Select it to browse the content on your Windows Media Player
library.
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12 Compatible audio formats
Audio formats compatible with iOS devices:
Play to receiver*1
AAC*
2
AIFF*3 *6
Play to phone / tablet
Mono: 22-48kHz, 16-256kbps
Stereo: 22-48kHz,32-320kbps
Mono: 22-96kHz 16/24bit
Stereo: 22-96kHz 16/24bit
ALAC*3
Mono: 22-96kHz 16bit
(24bit not supported)
Stereo: 22-96kHz 16/24bit
Mono: 22-96kHz 16/24bit
Stereo: 22-96kHz 16/24bit
FLAC*3
Mono: 22-96kHz 16/24bit
Stereo: 22-96kHz 16/24bit
Mono: Not supported
Stereo: 22-96kHz 16/24bit
MP3
Mono: 22-48kHz, 16-128kbps
Stereo: 22-48kHz,32-320kbps
WAV*3
Mono: 22-96kHz 16/24bit
Stereo: 22-96kHz 16/24bit
WMA
Mono: 22-44kHz, 16-48kbps
Stereo: 22-48kHz,20-320kbps
Mono: Not supported
Stereo: 22-48kHz,20-320kbps
Audio formats compatible with Android devices:*5
Play to receiver*1
AAC*
2
Play to phone / tablet
Mono: 22-48kHz, 16-256kbps
Stereo: 22-48kHz,32-320kbps
AIFF*3
Mono: 22-96kHz 16/24bit
Stereo: 22-96kHz 16/24bit
Depends on device codec*4
ALAC*3
Mono: 22-96kHz 16bit
(24bit not supported)
Stereo: 22-96kHz 16/24bit
Depends on device codec*4
FLAC*3
Mono: 22-96kHz 16/24bit
Stereo: 22-96kHz 16/24bit
Depends on device codec*4
MP3
Mono: 22-48kHz, 16-128kbps
Stereo: 22-48kHz,32-320kbps
WAV*3
Mono: 22-96kHz 16/24bit
Stereo: 22-96kHz 16/24bit
Depends on device codec*4
WMA
Mono: 22-44kHz, 16-48kbps
Stereo: 22-48kHz,20-320kbps
Depends on device codec*4
*1 DRM protected tracks cannot be played to the uPlay Stream
receiver.
*2 AAC includes AAC-LC, AAC-HE, AAC MPEG4 and AAC from
iTunes.
*3 64kHz sample rate is not supported.
*4Most of the Android devices support AAC and MP3 files.
However, support of audio formats varies from one device
to another. Please refer to the specifications of your Android
device for supported audio formats.
*5 For Android devices, if the Android device does not support
certain file formats, these files will not be shown in the local
media library, and thus, they cannot not be played from the
app. However, these file formats are still able to be played
from media servers to the uPlay Stream receiver.
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*6 As iTunes modifies the header of AIFF files when importing,
AIFF files cannot be played from the iTunes library to the
uPlay Stream receiver. However, AIFF files can still be played
from media servers or from ‘My Folder’ in the uPlay Stream
app.
*7The uPlay Stream plays audio tracks up to 24-bit 96kHz.
However, the DAC will down-convert 24-bit resolution to 16bit
and output at 16-bit resolution.
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13Specifications
Product
QED uPlay Stream
Model
QE2940
Frequency
2.4 GHz
Wi-Fi
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Security
WEP/WPA/WPA2
Connectivity
DLNA 1.5 & UPnP AV 1.0
Power Supply
External DC Adapter (DC 5V, 1A)
Interfaces
DC Power Jack
Audio Output (3.5mm Audio Jack)
10/100 Ethernet
Reset Button
WPS Button
Weight
77g
Dimensions
111.8mm x 94.3mm x 25.5mm (W x D x H)
Power Consumption
1.9W (Normal operation mode)
Max Output Level
>1.4Vp-p
Audio S/N Ratio
>87.3dB
THD+N
<0.02% at 1kHz
Channel Separation
>84dB
Frequency Response
20Hz - 20kHz ±1dB
RF Output Power
802.11b: 19.46dBm
802.11g: 16.86dBm
802.11n_HT20: 16.68dBm
802.11n_HT40: 16.59dBm
RX Sensitivity
-85dB @ 10% PER
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14About
Our policy is one of continuous improvement and we reserve the
right to change the designs and specifications without notice.
uPlay® Stream & QED are registered trademarks of Armour
Home Electronics Ltd.
DLNA® is a trademark of Digital Living Network Alliance.
UPnP® is a certification mark of the UPnP Forum in the United
States and other countries.
iPod, iPad, iPhone and iOS are registered trademarks of Apple
Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a
service mark of Apple Inc.
Google Play is a trademark of Google Inc. Android is a trademark
of Google Inc.
Windows Media Player, SkyDrive and Windows are either
registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation
in the United States and / or other countries.
Dropbox and the Dropbox logo are trademarks of Dropbox, Inc.
All other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks
of their respective owners.
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