Release Notes for DS audio

Discover a new and pleasant way to enjoy music on your Android phones and tablets wherever an Internet connection is available. DS audio allows you to browse your DiskStation’s music library while playing it in the background, as well as displaying the lyrics of the song being played. You can also control music playback on connected speakers in a simple and convenient way.

Version: 3.15.2-472


(2021-08-12)

Compatibility & Installation

  1. This version is the last version that supports DSM 3.2 and below. It is recommended that you update to DSM 4.0 or above to use the next version of DS audio.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where DS audio could not switch on the equalizer.
  2. Fixed an issue where the remote player might stop playing upon switching players.
  3. Fixed an issue where Chromecast might not display the album cover, metadata, and rating bar properly.
  4. Fixed an issue where DS audio might not resume playing after reconnecting to Android Auto.
  5. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 3.15.1-456


(2021-03-23)

What's New

  1. Supports automatic login to DS audio based on the Remember me status when launching it in Android Auto.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where the play queue could not automatically scroll to the song being played.
  2. Fixed an issue where DS audio might quit unexpectedly when sent to the background before the on-screen volume slider hasn't completely disappeared.
  3. Fixed an issue where Samsung's Always On Display (AOD) mode could not display the song information properly.
  4. Fixed an issue where it would take a long time to retrieve album covers when loading a large number of files.
  5. Fixed an issue where the application might quit unexpectedly when viewing files under folder structure.
  6. Fixed an issue where the album names could not be displayed properly in large font sizes.
  7. Fixed an issue where the music would continue to play after headphones or earphones are removed.
  8. Fixed an issue where album covers could not be displayed when their album names contain special characters.
  9. Fixed an issue where the audio volume could not be controlled by the volume buttons on an Android device.

Version: 3.15.0-453


(2021-03-10)

Important Note

  1. This update has been recalled on March 17 to fix an issue where DS audio might quit unexpectedly when sent to the background before the on-screen volume slider hasn't completely disappeared.

Version: 3.14.3-423


(2019-06-18)
  • Supports user interface in Thai language.
  • Added a previous track button to the playback controls on lock screen.
  • Fixed an issue where FLAC files might be downloaded as MP3 files.
  • Fixed an issue where the lock screen playback controls might not work properly under certain notification settings.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version: 3.14.2-420


(2019-04-29)
  • Supports user interface in Thai language.
  • Added a previous track button to the playback controls on lock screen.
  • Fixed an issue where FLAC files might be downloaded as MP3 files.
  • Fixed an issue where the lock screen playback controls might not work properly under certain notification settings.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version: 3.14.1-418


(2019-04-16)
  • Supports user interface in Thai language
  • Added a previous track button to the playback controls on lock screen
  • Fixed an issue where FLAC files might be downloaded as MP3 files
  • Fixed an issue where the lock screen playback controls might not work properly under certain notification settings
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.14.0-394


(2018-05-23)
  1. Updated Synology's terms and conditions for EU data privacy compliance

Version: 3.13.1-389


(2018-03-29)
  1. Fixed an issue where album covers might not display
  2. Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.13.0-385


(2018-01-16)
  • Added support for "Add next to current" function to append the selected songs or playlists to currently played song, and replaced the original "Add and play it" option
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.12.4-379


(2017-10-26)

Fixed an issue where the notifications for music player may not display properly on a device running Android 8.0

Version: 3.12.3-376


(2017-07-11)
  • Fixed an issue where the connection might fail when streaming to Chromecast Audio

Version: 3.12.2-374


(2017-06-20)
  • Fixed an issue where DS audio might quit unexpectedly
  • Fixed an issue where playing FLAC files might fail
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.12.1-370


(2017-02-21)
  • Supports adding an unlimited number of songs to the playing queue
  • Fixed an issue where personal and group playlists might both show up for selection when you tried to save songs to a group playlist
  • Fixed an issue where downloaded songs might not be filed alphabetically according to artists' names
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.12.0-366


(2016-10-12)
  • Added Home to the sliding menu, allowing you to easily play music via My Pins and Recommended Genre (Audio Station 6.0.0 or above required)
  • Added support for pinning your favorite music collections to My Pins (Audio Station 6.0.0 or above required)
  • Added support for playing songs categorized in Recommended Genre (Audio Station 6.0.0 or above required)
  • Fixed an issue where playback notification cannot be removed after DS audio is closed in the background
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.11.1-350


(2016-07-20)
  • Fixed an issue where the app might quit unexpectedly when browsing music files in the folder view
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.10.2-336


(2016-05-10)
  • Fixed an issue where music playback on certain devices might not function properly
  • Fixed an issue where logging in via QuickConnect might fail
  • Fixed an issue where connecting to a NAS running DSM 4.2 might fail
  • Optimized to reduce app's power consumption
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.10.1-332


(2016-03-28)
  • Added support for categorization by artist within genre to conveniently sort songs
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.10-315


(2016-01-22)
  • Mobile devices can be remembered for exemption from 2-step verification
  • Fixed an issue where the menu allowing song reordering in playlists may not be shown
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.9.1-306


(2015-11-26)
  • Fixed an issue where DSM 4.2 users may not be able to log in to the app via QuickConnect
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.9-302


(2015-10-22)
  • Added support of 2-step verification for DSM 6.0 to provide extra security
  • Enhanced performance of QuickConnect
  • Fixed an issue where playing information may not show when the app is playing internet radio
  • Fixed an issue where adjusting the app's volume may affect the volumes of notification and ring for mobile system
  • Fixed an issue where the app may quit suddenly when playing via remote player on DSM 4.2 or Android 5.1
  • Fixed an issue where users may fail to login to the app properly when using a Middle East language
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.8.1-284


(2015-07-01)
  • Improved the readability of notifications of Android 5
  • Fixed an issue where current playback time wouldn't show on Android 5
  • Minor bug fixes and usability enhancements

Version: 3.8-281


(2015-05-12)
  • Traditional Chinese is now displayed for Hong Kong users
  • Improved the stability when you use the equalizer
  • Fixed an issue on the LG G3 where streaming to a remote player may cause undesired relogins
  • Fixed an issue where remote streaming would sometimes interrupt itself after a long period of time
  • Minor bug fixes and usability enhancements

Version: 3.7-269


(2015-03-12)
  • Added an equalizer
  • Playlists can now be downloaded
  • Play/add folder recursively by including subfolders (Audio Station 5.4 Beta required)
  • Support for CUE sheets (Audio Station 5.4 Beta required)
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.6.1-251


(2014-12-16)
  • Improved support for Android 5.0
  • Fixed an issue when enabling public link sharing
  • Various usability and performance improvements

Version: 3.6-245


(2014-11-06)
  • Shorter connection time when using QuickConnect
  • Minor bug fixes and usability enhancements

Version: 3.5-236


(2014-09-16)
  • We've refreshed the style of the interface and improved usability
  • Rating your songs and listening to playlists of rated songs is now supported (Audio Station 5.3 Beta required)
  • Sharing your songs (via links on social networks or email) is now supported (Audio Station 5.3 Beta required)
  • We've added a sleep timer to control playback
  • Multiple AirPlay/Bluetooth devices can be paired up from DS audio, with independent volume control (Audio Station 5.3 Beta required)
  • Search results can now be sorted by Artists, Albums or a list of songs
  • Fixed an issue where songs were downloaded to the wrong destination and wouldn't play
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.4-215


(2014-06-02)
  • Improved the handling of large playlists with Chromecast
  • The login history is shared between Synology mobile apps for more convenience (hostnames and account names)
  • Downloading to the external SD card is now possible on Android 4.4.x devices
  • Unicode domain names (also known as IDN) are now supported
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.3-204


(2014-03-10)
  • It's now possible to stream to a Chromecast
  • The lock screen controls now also apply to the remote player
  • Improved the support form and added a "What's New" section
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.2-183


(2014-01-21)
  • Added options to reduce bandwidth usage: "allows transcode" even when the format is supported by Andriod devices (.FLAC notably), and "streaming quality" options (the latter is available on select DiskStations)
  • It’s now possible to "verify the certificate" installed on the DiskStation for an even more secure connection
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.1.2-173


(2013-12-09)
  • Fixed an issue where playback wouldn't start after pausing songs
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.1.1-171


(2013-11-13)
  • Fixed a bug where DS audio would enter an infinite loop upon login
  • Devices set on specific languages (notably Arabic) can now use DS audio (the login would fail previously)
  • Fixed an issue where songs would be listed incorrectly in the Offline library
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.1-168


(2013-08-29)
  • Gapless playback in streaming mode (to the Android device) as well as in USB streaming mode
  • Entire albums can now be downloaded for Offline Listening as well as added to the Playing Queue/Playlists
  • When returning to a previous level, DS audio now remembers the point to which you had scrolled to before entering the album/artist/folder
  • Album artist tags are now displayed in the Album list
  • AirPlay device password protection is now supported in DS audio
  • Fixed an issue where songs already downloaded were being downloaded again, potentially causing increased data usage
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.0.2-159


(2013-07-29)
  • DS audio is now available for download by Android 4.3 devices on Google Play
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.0.1-158


(2013-07-17)
  • Fixed an issue where users running DSM 3.x could not log into DS audio
  • Fixed an issue where the Internet radio would crash when pre-buffering wasn't enabled
  • Fixed an issue where seeking on the progress bar wasn't possible after leaving the app and re-entering DS audio from the notification bar
  • Fixed an issue where entering an incorrect hostname would crash the app
  • Android 4.2 devices can now select the external SD card to download songs
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.0-155


(2013-07-17)
  • A new sleek theme and an "Android 4.x" interface for the Phone version
  • Songs can now be downloaded for Offline listening
  • Album covers are displayed when browsing
  • Complete playlist management (create, edit and delete)
  • "By Composer" is now added to browse your library
  • A mini-player always accessible on the Phone version
  • Songs stop when speakers are unplugged
  • Login settings give you total control over remembering login credentials, as well as being logged in automatically

Version: 2.3.2-130


(2013-06-05)
  • Fixed an issue causing extra bandwidth usage with the pre-buffering setting enabled

Version: 2.3.1-129


(2013-05-16)
  • Fixed an issue with the shuffle mode enabled
  • Added the option to enable/disable pre-buffering (for HTC phones running Android 2.2)

Version: 2.3-126


(2013-05-05)
  • Pre-buffering for smoother transitions between songs
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.2.1-115


(2013-03-03)
  • "By Artist" view retrieves the Album Artist field of the song (please note that upgrading to the latest Audio Station package is necessary)
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.2-107


(2013-01-07)
  • Supports QuickConnect for hassle-free connection to the DiskStation (requires DSM 4.2-Beta)
  • Feedback form to contact us
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.1.1-096


(2012-10-08)
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.1-095


(2012-08-31)
  • Support of dynamic lyrics format (Audio Station 4.0 and onwards)
  • Support of Personal library (Audio Station 4.0 and onwards)
  • Option to control Bluetooth headset privileges
  • Edit mode for appending songs to queue
  • Option to control appending song behavior
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.0.1-086


(2012-07-26)
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.0-082


(2012-07-12)
  • Lyrics display for song being played
  • Android Tablet version
  • Support of HTTPS connection for Android 3.1 and onward versions
  • Landscape mode (both Phone and Tablet), including Login page
  • Support for encrypted login over HTTP without SSL (DSM 4.0 and onwards)
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 1.4.1-061


(2012-07-01)
  • Supported Samsung Galaxy Note
  • Added MP3 or WAV transcoding option for supported DiskStation models. (DSM 4.0 required)
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 1.4-056


(2012-05-05)
  • Supports transcoded WAV audio streaming; you can enable transcoding in Audio Station to support more music formats including FLAC
  • Supported streaming of FLAC format on Android 3.1 or later devices
  • Support login credentials encryption with HTTP connection (DSM 4.0 required)
  • Supported Audio Station in DSM 4.0
  • Added the playlist of "Recently Added" album (DSM 4.0 required)
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 1.3-043


(2011-09-06)
  • Added the feature of Internet radio playback (DSM 3.2-1920 or onward is required)
  • Added the feature of index scrollbar which helps you find certain artist or album name quickly
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 1.2.2-030


(2011-07-14)
  • Fixed an issue where you cannot see music files of certain formats in Remote Mode
  • Fixed an issue where the Now Playing text can hardly be read on the notification bar black background
  • Supported launching DS audio from DSM mobile (DSM 3.2 and onward required)

Version: 1.2-026


(2011-05-13)
  • Add the remote control of DiskStation music playback on media renders (DSM 3.1-1725 or onward)
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 1.1-025


(2011-05-01)
  • Remotely manage your personal playlist directly from your Android phone
  • Minor bug fixes