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  1. 1. What is UPnP?
  2. 2. What is important to know about UPnP
  3. 3. Our Recommendations

1. What is UPnP? 

In previous firmware updates, we have integrated UPnP functionality, which will allow you to switch to a third-party application to play music hosted on your local network.

UPnP stands for Universal Plug and Play - for more information on this protocol, please refer to this article.

Note: There is a UPnP protocol variable called DNLA, which stands for Digital Living Network Alliance. Your Phantom system is not compatible with this protocol and will not communicate with hardware containing only this protocol.

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2. What is important to know about UPnP

A UPnP system is usually composed of several elements:

  • One Media Server: This can be a simple external hard drive connected to your home network.
  • One Controller. Which is generally an application capable of navigating in your network and controlling the flow of information between the multimedia server and the Renderer.
  • One Renderer: In this case, is your Phantom or Phantom system. This is the system that will execute the instructions sent by the "remote control."

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3. Our Recommendations

There are several UPnP-compatible applications on the market to drive your system of this type:

  • Bubble UPnP (Android)
  • Hifi-Cast (Android)
  • Windows Media Player (natively available on Windows)
  • 8Player (IOS)

If you have a NAS server at home, the hardware manufacturer should provide you with an application to control their system, including the "controller" function. 

 

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