Release Notes for Audio Station

With Audio Station and its mobile app DS audio, you can enjoy high-quality playback, listen to radios, manage your music collection, create personal playlist, and share with friends anywhere.

Version: 7.0.1-5209


(2022-04-06)

Compatibility & Installation

  1. This version is compatible with DSM 7.1 and above.
  2. Updated to be compatible with Advanced Media Extensions (AME) 2.0 to play audios in AAC formats. Learn more

Fixed Issues

  1. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 7.0.0-5068


(2021-06-01)

Important Notes

  1. Audio Station no longer supports music playback via USB DAC and Bluetooth speakers with the remote player function.

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Updated to be compatible with DSM 7.0.
  2. Supports backing up and restoring indexed folders, personal playlists, ratings, and package configuration via Hyper Backup.

What's New

  1. Supports streaming audio files to AirPlay 2-compatible devices.
  2. Supports FLAC, OGG, and WAV file playback on web browsers (except Internet Explorer) without having to convert the files.

Version: 6.5.6-3377


(2021-02-23)

Important Note

  1. This update is expected to be available in all regions within the next few days. The actual time of release may vary slightly depending on regions.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where the next song could not be played automatically in Safari 13.1.
  2. Fixed an issue where the edited music information could not be saved.
  3. Fixed an issue where editing the music information in File Station might cause its embedded cover to be deleted.
  4. Fixed a security vulnerability. (Synology-SA-21:05)
  5. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 6.5.5-3374


(2020-08-05)

Bug Fix

  1. Updated the account linking method between Amazon Alexa and Audio Station.
  2. Fixed the issue where music might randomly pause when streamed to Apple TV (4th generation) via AirPlay.
  3. Fixed the issue where cover photos might not display properly when located in a folder with the folder name containing special characters.
  4. Minor bug fixes.

Known Issue

  1. As the account linking method has been updated in Audio Station 6.5.5, please set up account linking again by going to alexa.amazon.com after the update. To learn how to set up account linking, please refer to this article.
  2. If you encounter difficulties when using an Alexa device to play music on Audio Station, please refer to this article to solve the issue.

Version: 6.5.4-3367


(2020-03-03)
  1. Fixed the issue where the adjusted column width might not be applied to the album view after leaving the page.
  2. Fixed multiple security vulnerabilities. (Synology-SA-21:21)
  3. Fixed the issue where cover photos with upper-case file extensions might not be recognized.
  4. Fixed the issue where users might not be able to play back Internet radio with MP3 format.

Version: 6.5.3-3363


(2019-08-20)
  1. Fixed the issue where the Amazon Alexa service could not be enabled.
  2. Fixed the issue where uploading music via Apple Filing Protocol might result in loss of album covers.

Version: 6.5.2-3362


(2019-05-14)
  1. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 6.5.1-3360


(2019-03-28)
  1. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 6.5.0-3358


(2019-03-05)
  1. Fixed the issue where Apple tv4 could not be detected.
  2. Fixed the issue where Internet radio station might not work properly.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 6.4.2-3330


(2018-08-29)
  1. Fixed an issue where certain audio streamings might not be played on Safari.

  2. Enhanced the accuracy when searching songs via Amazon Echo.

  3. Fixed a security vulnerability (CVE-2017-086).

  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 6.4.1-3322


(2018-05-23)
  1. Thai user interface is now available.
  2. Fixed an issue where streaming music to Apple TV or HomePod might not work properly.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 6.4.0-3313


(2018-01-16)
  1. Added support for "Add next to current" function to append the selected songs or playlists to the currently played song.
  2. Supports adding HTTPS link when streaming radio to web browser, AirPlay and compatible DLNA speakers.

  3. Supports adding folders, albums, artists, composers, or genres to playlists in the context menu.

  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 6.3.1-3261


(2017-11-28)
  1. Fixed an issue where keyword searching might not work properly.

Version: 6.3.0-3260


(2017-10-27)
  1. Added support for Amazon Alexa service to stream music to an Alexa device with Audio Station skill. This support is compatible with certain NAS models running on DSM 6.2 Beta or above.
  2. Enhanced security to avoid cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks (CVE-2017-15888).
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 6.2.0-3208


(2017-10-05)
  1. Added compatibility with DSM 6.2 Beta.
  2. Fixed an issue where album covers might not display properly during the modification of music information.
  3. Fixed an issue where certain audio files in FLAC format might not be played properly via USB DAC.
  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 6.1.1-3158


(2017-07-26)
  1. Now uses HTML5 player by default since this upgrade.

  2. Fixed an issue where using DLNA devices to play the next song automatically might fail.

  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 6.1.0-3154


(2017-04-25)
  1. Upgraded to be compatible with DSM 6.1.1.

Version: 6.0.2-3093


(2017-01-24)
  1. Fixed an issue where music may occasionally pause when streaming to Apple TV running on tvOS 10 via AirPlay.
  2. Fixed an issue where playing user-defined radio may fail.

Version: 6.0.1-3092


(2017-01-04)
  1. Upgraded to be compatible with DSM 6.1 RC.
  2. Fixed an issue where the progress bar might not work properly when public sharing links are opened on mobile devices.
  3. Fixed an issue where songs with file names containing double quotation marks might not be played properly.

Version: 6.0.0-3088


(2016-11-24)
  1. Optimized the style and usability of the interface.
  2. Added Home where you can easily play music via My Pins and Recommended Genre.
  3. Added support for pinning your favorite music collections to My Pins.
  4. Added support for playing songs categorized in Recommended Genre.
  5. Added support for searching and updating music tags from an online database.
  6. Added support for DSD over PCM (DoP).
  7. Added support for changing album covers by entering URLs or by selecting the images stored on your Synology NAS.
  8. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 5.6.0-2991


(2016-10-12)
  1. Fixed an issue where the playback progress bar may not work properly when playing songs from Media Server.
  2. Fixed an issue where audio may not be played properly when streaming to multiple AirPlay devices.
  3. Fixed an issue where browsing songs by category on Windows Phone may fail.
  4. Fixed an issue where the public sharing link may fail on iOS 10 Safari.
  5. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 5.5-2985


(2016-04-28)
  1. Fixed an issue where music playback might fail when "Do not search for DLNA devices" is enabled.
  2. Fixed an issue where streaming music to USB DAC might lower sound frequency.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 5.5-2982


(2016-04-07)
  1. Fixed an issue where DLNA players might not connect.
  2. Fixed an issue where internet radio might not be streamed directly to USB DAC or Bluetooth player.
  3. Fixed an issue where editing music tags stored on USB might fail.
  4. Fixed an issue where music shown in folder view might not display properly.
  5. Fixed an issue where Synology Remote might play music from only one channel.
  6. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 5.5-2979


(2016-03-24)
  1. Provides year information in album list.
  2. Provides folder path of playlist for better recognition.
  3. Enhanced browsing performance.
  4. Added support for multi-genre, allowing you to classify music more flexibly.
  5. Added an artist category in genre.

Version: 7.0.1-5209


(2022-04-06)

Compatibility & Installation

  1. This version is compatible with DSM 7.1 and above.
  2. Updated to be compatible with Advanced Media Extensions (AME) 2.0 to play audios in AAC formats. Learn more

Fixed Issues

  1. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 7.0.0-5068


(2021-06-01)

Important Notes

  1. Audio Station no longer supports music playback via USB DAC and Bluetooth speakers with the remote player function.

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Updated to be compatible with DSM 7.0.
  2. Supports backing up and restoring indexed folders, personal playlists, ratings, and package configuration via Hyper Backup.

What's New

  1. Supports streaming audio files to AirPlay 2-compatible devices.
  2. Supports FLAC, OGG, and WAV file playback on web browsers (except Internet Explorer) without having to convert the files.

Version: 6.5.6-3377


(2021-02-23)

Important Note

  1. This update is expected to be available in all regions within the next few days. The actual time of release may vary slightly depending on regions.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where the next song could not be played automatically in Safari 13.1.
  2. Fixed an issue where the edited music information could not be saved.
  3. Fixed an issue where editing the music information in File Station might cause its embedded cover to be deleted.
  4. Fixed a security vulnerability. (Synology-SA-21:05)
  5. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 6.5.5-3374


(2020-08-05)

Bug Fix

  1. Updated the account linking method between Amazon Alexa and Audio Station.
  2. Fixed the issue where music might randomly pause when streamed to Apple TV (4th generation) via AirPlay.
  3. Fixed the issue where cover photos might not display properly when located in a folder with the folder name containing special characters.
  4. Minor bug fixes.

Known Issue

  1. As the account linking method has been updated in Audio Station 6.5.5, please set up account linking again by going to alexa.amazon.com after the update. To learn how to set up account linking, please refer to this article.
  2. If you encounter difficulties when using an Alexa device to play music on Audio Station, please refer to this article to solve the issue.

Version: 6.5.4-3367


(2020-03-03)
  1. Fixed the issue where the adjusted column width might not be applied to the album view after leaving the page.
  2. Fixed multiple security vulnerabilities. (Synology-SA-21:21)
  3. Fixed the issue where cover photos with upper-case file extensions might not be recognized.
  4. Fixed the issue where users might not be able to play back Internet radio with MP3 format.

Version: 6.5.3-3363


(2019-08-20)
  1. Fixed the issue where the Amazon Alexa service could not be enabled.
  2. Fixed the issue where uploading music via Apple Filing Protocol might result in loss of album covers.

Version: 6.5.2-3362


(2019-05-14)
  1. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 6.5.1-3360


(2019-03-28)
  1. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 6.5.0-3358


(2019-03-05)
  1. Fixed the issue where Apple tv4 could not be detected.
  2. Fixed the issue where Internet radio station might not work properly.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 6.4.2-3330


(2018-08-29)
  1. Fixed an issue where certain audio streamings might not be played on Safari.

  2. Enhanced the accuracy when searching songs via Amazon Echo.

  3. Fixed a security vulnerability (CVE-2017-086).

  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 6.4.1-3322


(2018-05-23)
  1. Thai user interface is now available.
  2. Fixed an issue where streaming music to Apple TV or HomePod might not work properly.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 6.4.0-3313


(2018-01-16)
  1. Added support for "Add next to current" function to append the selected songs or playlists to the currently played song.
  2. Supports adding HTTPS link when streaming radio to web browser, AirPlay and compatible DLNA speakers.

  3. Supports adding folders, albums, artists, composers, or genres to playlists in the context menu.

  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 6.3.1-3261


(2017-11-28)
  1. Fixed an issue where keyword searching might not work properly.

Version: 6.3.0-3260


(2017-10-27)
  1. Added support for Amazon Alexa service to stream music to an Alexa device with Audio Station skill. This support is compatible with certain NAS models running on DSM 6.2 Beta or above.
  2. Enhanced security to avoid cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks (CVE-2017-15888).
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 6.2.0-3208


(2017-10-05)
  1. Added compatibility with DSM 6.2 Beta.
  2. Fixed an issue where album covers might not display properly during the modification of music information.
  3. Fixed an issue where certain audio files in FLAC format might not be played properly via USB DAC.
  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 6.1.1-3158


(2017-07-26)
  1. Now uses HTML5 player by default since this upgrade.

  2. Fixed an issue where using DLNA devices to play the next song automatically might fail.

  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 6.1.0-3154


(2017-04-25)
  1. Upgraded to be compatible with DSM 6.1.1.

Version: 6.0.2-3093


(2017-01-24)
  1. Fixed an issue where music may occasionally pause when streaming to Apple TV running on tvOS 10 via AirPlay.
  2. Fixed an issue where playing user-defined radio may fail.

Version: 6.0.1-3092


(2017-01-04)
  1. Upgraded to be compatible with DSM 6.1 RC.
  2. Fixed an issue where the progress bar might not work properly when public sharing links are opened on mobile devices.
  3. Fixed an issue where songs with file names containing double quotation marks might not be played properly.

Version: 6.0.0-3088


(2016-11-24)
  1. Optimized the style and usability of the interface.
  2. Added Home where you can easily play music via My Pins and Recommended Genre.
  3. Added support for pinning your favorite music collections to My Pins.
  4. Added support for playing songs categorized in Recommended Genre.
  5. Added support for searching and updating music tags from an online database.
  6. Added support for DSD over PCM (DoP).
  7. Added support for changing album covers by entering URLs or by selecting the images stored on your Synology NAS.
  8. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 5.6.0-2991


(2016-10-12)
  1. Fixed an issue where the playback progress bar may not work properly when playing songs from Media Server.
  2. Fixed an issue where audio may not be played properly when streaming to multiple AirPlay devices.
  3. Fixed an issue where browsing songs by category on Windows Phone may fail.
  4. Fixed an issue where the public sharing link may fail on iOS 10 Safari.
  5. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 5.5-2985


(2016-04-28)
  1. Fixed an issue where music playback might fail when "Do not search for DLNA devices" is enabled.
  2. Fixed an issue where streaming music to USB DAC might lower sound frequency.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 5.5-2982


(2016-04-07)
  1. Fixed an issue where DLNA players might not connect.
  2. Fixed an issue where internet radio might not be streamed directly to USB DAC or Bluetooth player.
  3. Fixed an issue where editing music tags stored on USB might fail.
  4. Fixed an issue where music shown in folder view might not display properly.
  5. Fixed an issue where Synology Remote might play music from only one channel.
  6. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 5.5-2979


(2016-03-24)
  1. Provides year information in album list.
  2. Provides folder path of playlist for better recognition.
  3. Enhanced browsing performance.
  4. Added support for multi-genre, allowing you to classify music more flexibly.
  5. Added an artist category in genre.

Version: 5.4-2860


(2016-01-25)
  1. Fixed two security vulnerabilities of ffmpeg modules (CVE-2016-1897 and CVE-2016-1898).
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 5.4-2857


(2015-12-10)
  1. Fixed a security issue to prevent cross-site scripting attacks.
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 5.1-2550


(2015-12-03)
  1. Fixed a security issue to prevent cross-site scripting attacks.
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 5.4-2855


(2015-10-07)

This is the initial release to add support for DS216play.

  1. Fixed a security issue to prevent potential command injection attacks.
  2. Fixed an issue where the importing of song’s rate on iTunes may not work properly when the username contains a space.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 5.4-2853


(2015-07-09)
  1. Fixed an issue where streaming music to DLNA players might not work properly.

Version: 5.4-2852


(2015-06-25)
  1. Fixed an issue where cue sheet parsing might not work properly.
  2. Fixed an issue where editing tags of large audio files would fail.
  3. Fixed an issue where Japanese and Korean characters could not be sorted correctly.
  4. Fixed an issue where smart playlists shared publicly might not be played properly.
  5. Fixed an issue where a JavaScript error might occur when creating “My favorite radio”.
  6. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 5.4-2843


(2015-05-12)
  1. Added support for indexing CUE sheet files to display all indexed audio tracks, and the song information of an undivided album file for management (requires DSM 5.2).
  2. Added support of transcoding FLAC/APE, ALAC/AAC, OGG, AIFF formats for DLNA players.

Version: 5.3-2753


(2014-12-16)
  1. Removed RadioIO from the built-in internet radio sites because RadioIO no longer supports free channels.
  2. Enhanced the search mechanism for artists and album artists.
  3. Fixed an issue where adding songs in the playing queue to playlists might not work properly.
  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 5.3-2749


(2014-12-09)
  1. Rate your songs in your library and categorize your music by rating.
  2. Search results will be displayed according to artist, album, and song title.
  3. Share your favorite playlist via a sharing link, which is optimized for display on computer and mobile browsers.
  4. Gapless playback in web streaming (original files only, not including transcoded stream).
  5. Supports DSD format playback (selected models only).
  6. Supports multiple Bluetooth speakers playback.
  7. The volume of multiple players can be adjusted individually.

Version: 5.2-2635


(2014-09-22)
  1. Enhanced the compatibility with EDS14.
  2. Enhanced the stability of AirPlay streaming to Airport Express.
  3. Fixed an issue where volume control might not work properly when streaming to USB speakers.
  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 5.2-2631


(2014-04-02)
  1. Fixed an issue where files displayed in the "By Folder" view in DS audio might include non-music files.
  2. Fixed an issue where privilege settings for playlist management might not work properly.

Version: 5.2-2630


(2014-03-26)
  1. Fixed an issue where the feature to stream music synchronously on multiple AirPlay devices might not work properly.
  2. Fixed an issue where the song list might not display normally if there are special characters included in the song information such as artist.

Version: 5.2-2628


(2014-03-10)
  1. Updated to be compatible with DSM 5.0.

Version: 5.1-2549


(2013-12-26)
  1. Enhanced the stability of RadioIO playback.

Version: 5.1-2547


(2013-10-15)
  1. Enhanced the performance of audio streaming to remote players on DS audio.

Version: 5.1-2542


(2013-09-09)
  1. Fixed an issue where you may have a problem clicking an item in list view.

Version: 5.1-2541


(2013-08-27)
  1. Supports gapless playback in USB mode.

Version: 5.0-2414


(2013-04-18)
  1. Added support for adding songs to the playing queue or playlist by drag-and-drop.
  2. Now supports searching for playlists.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 5.0-2410


(2013-03-04)
  1. Enhanced design to provide a cleaner, bigger, and more beautiful user interface.
  2. Enhanced the mini player functionality to provide three display modes including minimum, playlist, and lyrics.
  3. Supports streaming music from Audio Station over Bluetooth to A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) devices, such as speakers or headphones (DSM 4.2 required and not available on DS109j and DS209j).
  4. Supports lyric plugin to search for lyrics on the Internet.
  5. Supports the hot key (Ctrl+A) for selecting all songs at a time.
  6. Supports domain/LDAP users.

Version: 4.0-2307


(2012-12-12)
  1. Fixed an issue where you may not be able to login from DS audio
  2. Enhanced the Synology Remote & Audio Dock’s compatibility with the USB 2.0 ports on DS213+ & DS413.