DSM Version

Audio Station

Features

  • Provides different display modes for music library with a search field to easily find your music
  • Plays and streams music through web browsers, mobile devices, DLNA-certified devices, and AirPlay-certified devices, and displays songs in the play queue
  • Categorizes playlists into personal and group playlists shared with DSM users for easy access to your favorites
  • Generates music sharing links for music sharing
  • Provides lists of Internet radio stations collected by SHOUTcast(TM) and adds radio stations to your favorites list for quick access

Specifications

  • Shows your pinned playlists/folders/albums/artists and recommended genres on the home page for quick access
  • Automatically organizes all the music contents by artists, albums, composers, and genres
  • Displays all the music in folder structure
  • Allows users to browse the music collection on other Synology NAS via DLNA
  • Supports rating songs
  • Downloads the selected songs to the local storage
  • Displays live lyrics in the player with a lyric plug-in to search lyrics from the Internet
  • Drags and drops to arrange the order of music playback in a play queue
  • Supports updating music tags (ID3 Tag) from online search
  • Smart playlists collect music that matches the specified criteria and saves it to smart playlists
  • Random 100 feature that randomly selects 100 songs to play
  • Imports song rating from iTunes
  • Supports custom options to enable personal library. Once the personal library is enabled, an indexed folder “/home/music” will be automatically created.
  • Supports Internet radios with a list provided by SHOUTcast(TM) and user-defined radios
  • Streaming to web browsers
    • Audio formats supported natively: M4A, M4B, MP3, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC (IE does not support WAV, Ogg Vorbis and FLAC)
    • Audio formats supported for conversion: AIFF, APE, Apple Lossless, WMA, WMA PRO, WMA VBR, DSD
    • Gapless playback
      • Only supports original uncompressed audio files
      • Safari is not supported
  • Streaming to AirPlay speakers
    • Audio formats supported: AIFF, APE, Apple Lossless, FLAC, M4A, M4B, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, WMA, WMA PRO, WMA VBR, DSD
    • Native DSD is not supported
    • Gapless playback (original uncompressed audio files only) is supported
  • Streaming to DLNA players
    • Audio formats supported: FLAC/APE, ALAC/AAC, OGG, and AIFF
    • Other supported formats depend on the player
  • Supported playlist formats: M3U, PLS, and WPL
  • Generates sharing links for songs and playlists
  • Adds indexed folders in Control Panel > Indexing Service
  • Supports backing up and restoring indexed folders, personal playlists, ratings, and package configuration via Hyper Backup
  • Supports Amazon Alexa service
    • Voice commands to play songs by a specific artist, an album, or a playlist and to check the currently playing music
    • Voice commands to control the player to start, stop, shuffle, loop, etc. (See detailed commands here)

Limitations

  • The indexing feature is not supported for MP4 files. You can manually change the file extension from .MP4 to .M4A to successfully display and manage these files in Audio Station
  • Amazon Alexa: Audio Station Skill
    • Supports English (United States), English (United Kingdom), English (Canada), English (Australia), English (India), German (Deutsch), French (France), and French (Canada)
    • The maximum number of songs in athe playing queue is 500
    • Streaming the same audio content to multiple Alexa devices under the same Amazon account at the same time is not supported
    • To ensure the best compatibility with Amazon Alexa, any audio files in a format other than MP3 will be streamed in 128kbps MP3 format
    • Music playback via Alexa with IPv6 is not supported

Affiliated Utility

DS audio (for mobile)

Features

  • Easy access and music management on the go with music searching, sharing on iOS and Android devices
  • Music streaming from Synology NAS to mobile devices or AirPlay/Chromecast/DLNA/Android Auto/CarPlay-compatible devices
  • Offline playback of music downloaded to local devices

Specifications

  • System requirements
    • iOS: 11.0 or above
    • Android: 8.0 or above
  • Shows your pinned playlists/folders/albums/artists and recommended genres on the home page for quick access
  • Automatically organizes all the music contents by artists, albums, composers, and genres
  • Displays all the music in folder structure
  • Rates songs and categorizes music by rating
  • Downloads the selected songs to your mobile devices
  • Displays live lyrics in the player
  • Timer set to stop playing after a specific time
  • The handy feature, Shake to Shuffle, allows users to play the next song simply with a shake on iOS devices
  • Drags and drops to arrange the order of music playback in a play queue
  • Random 100 feature that randomly selects 100 songs to play
  • Adjustable playback quality
  • Equalizer function for local music streaming (Only available on Android devices)
  • Supports Internet radios with a list provided by SHOUTcast(TM) and user-defined radios
  • Audio formats supported for streaming: AAC, AIF, AIFF, APE, Apple Lossless (ALAC), FLAC, M4A, M4B, MP3, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, WMA PRO, WMA VBR, DSD
  • Audio formats supported natively on mobile devices:
    • Android: AAC, FLAC, non-alac M4A, M4B, MP3, WAV, Ogg Vorbis
    • iOS: AAC, AIFF, APE, Apple Lossless (ALAC), M4A, M4B, MP3, WAV
  • Generates sharing links for songs and playlists
  • Streams music to AirPlay (only available on iOS devices), Chromecast, DLNA, Android Auto, Carplay-compatible devices