Audio Station

Features

  • Displays music library for quick browsing with changeable views and provides a search field to easily find your music
  • Plays and streams music through web browsers, mobile phones, DLNA-certified devices, and AirPlay-certified devices, and displays songs in the play queue
  • Categorizes playlists into personal playlists and group playlists shared with DSM users for easy access to your favorites
  • Generates music sharing links for people who are not on the same network or do not have a Synology NAS
  • Provides lists of Internet radio stations collected by SHOUTcast(TM) and adds radio stations to your favorites for quick access

Specifications

  • Shows your pinned playlists and recommended genres on the home page for quick access
  • 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 when Media Server is installed
  • Rates songs and categorizes music by rating
  • 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
  • Arranges the order of music playback in a play queue
  • Supports updating music tags from online search
  • Smart playlists collect music that matches the specified criteria
  • Random 100 feature that randomly selects 100 songs to play
  • Transcoders for music formats not supported by web browsers
  • Equalizer function available once a USB DMA is attached
  • Privileges assigned by admin for the restriction on DSM users' accessibility
  • Imports song rating from iTunes
  • Personal music library will appear in the default "/home" folder once enabled with the custom option to show also shared music or personal music only
  • Supports Internet radios with a list provided by SHOUTcast(TM) and user-defined radios
  • Supported audio formats for browsers (original formats): M4A, M4B, MP3, WAV, and FLAC (IE does not support WAV and FLAC)
  • Supported audio formats for browsers (transcoded streaming): AIFF, APE, Apple Lossless, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, WMA PRO, WMA VBR, and DSD
  • Supported audio formats for Bluetooth speakers and AirPlay speakers: AIFF, APE, Apple Lossless, FLAC, M4A, M4B, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, WMA, WMA PRO, WMA VBR, and DSD (Native DSD is not supported)
  • Supports DSD over PCM (DoP)
  • Supported playlist formats: M3U, PLS, and WPL
  • Supports gapless playback when streaming to a web browser (original files only) and AirPlay speakers
  • Supports transcoding FLAC/APE, ALAC/AAC, OGG, and AIFF formats for DLNA players. Other supported audio formats for DLNA players depend on the player
  • Generates sharing links for songs and playlists
  • Adds indexed folders in Media Indexing in Control Panel
  • 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

  • MP4 files are not indexed. 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), and German (Deutsch)
    • The maximum number of songs in the play queue is 500
    • Streaming the same audio content to multiple Alexa devices under the same Amazon account at once is not supported
    • To ensure the best compatibility with Amazon Alexa, any audio files in a format other than MP3 will be transcoded into 128kbps MP3

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, and Chromecast-compatible devices
  • Offline playback of music downloaded to local devices

Specifications

  • Shows your pinned playlists and recommended genres on the home page for quick access
  • 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
  • Arranges the order of music playback in the play queue
  • Random 100 feature that randomly selects 100 songs to play
  • Transcoders for music formats not supported by mobile devices
  • Adjustable playback quality for transcoding
  • 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
  • Supported audio formats: AAC, AIF, AIFF, APE, Apple Lossless (ALAC), FLAC, M4A, M4B, MP3, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, WMA PRO, WMA VBR, and DSD
  • Supported audio formats for mobile devices:
    • Android: AAC, FLAC, non-alac M4A, M4B, MP3, WAV, and Ogg Vorbis
    • iOS: AAC, AIFF, APE, Apple Lossless (ALAC), M4A, M4B, MP3, and WAV
  • Generates sharing links for songs and playlists
  • Streams music to Airplay-compatible devices (only available on iOS devices) and Chromecast