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Stream Magic allows full control of Cambridge Audio’s NP30, Stream Magic 6 and Minx Xi network music players via your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
From the palm of your hand you can access music stored across your home network, your iPod or iPad, control streaming services, browse Internet radio stations and USB media using your favourite Apple control device. For the ultimate user experience, track information and album art is retrieved and displayed automatically.
You can also edit preset stations and streams and set-up a queue of favourite tracks which will continue to play even if your iOS device is switched off or loses its network connection.
In addition to these features, the new Stream Magic 6 network player from Cambridge Audio has support for volume control, digital input selection (including the BT100 Bluetooth adapter) and powering off/idle all from within the app.
• Full control of any Stream Magic powered Cambridge Audio network music player
• Browse and play tracks from UPnP servers or NAS drives connected to the same network
• Browse and search 20,000+ iRadio stations from across the world via the Stream Magic Internet Radio service
• Stream music stored on your iPad or iPhone directly to your Stream Magic device
• Access streaming services* such as Pandora, Rhapsody, SIRIUS, LastFM, Aupeo!, Live365 and MP3Tunes
• High-resolution display of album art and track information
• Automatic discovery of Cambridge Audio network music players on the network
• Save currently playing stations to memory
• Add, remove and re-order tracks in the playback queue
* Where available. Some premium services require a subscription.
What's New in Version 4.1.28
This app was very easy to set up and works very well. For those experiencing problems, it would be very useful to download the Cambridge Audio Minx Xi instruction manual as it gives details on how to get the best from this app. Setting the unit settings to 'idle' allows the app to 'wake up' and switch it on. Pressing and holding a music folder from an external source gives the options to either play the album or add to the 'queue'.
Hope that this helps those having difficulties.
Very impressed with both the Minx and the app.
Slow, clunky and just plain ugly!
I bought the NP30 because I've long been a fan of Cambridge Audio and figured if they had released a digital streaming device, it would do the job properly. After a few niggles getting it talking to my pc, it's now doing exactly what it said on the tin.
However, the main reason I bought it, was because of the promise of the iOS app to control it. That's where things start to go rapidly down hill.
Whoever's in charge of developing this app must be new to the company and I don't expect them to be around for long. This is truly amateur. A bit more time spent finding an experienced developer would have got them way beyond this point in version one.
The volume control should be the biggest button on the screen.
A 'queue' is a playlist. Why can't I save it?
My iPad is on the same network as my NP30, why can't I iTunes playlists with the 'queue'?
As my old nan used to say, "If you want to be a rocket scientist, you'll need more than a pop bottle and baking soda".
Earlier versions were poor at retaining the connection to the Stream Magic, and this has now improved, a lot. It still takes a while (30 seconds or so) to populate the music directories - I have about 1200 CDs which I don't think is that many. I have upgraded to a synology nas which may have improve connectivity (was an old buffalo nas), but I think the app has improved over the years.
- Category: Music
- Updated: 03 February 2015
- Version: 4.1.28
- Size: 24.4 MB
- Languages: English, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
- Developer: Audio Partnership
- © Audio Partnership Plc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.