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Using devices other than iOS to stream to the Naim mu-so

January 12, 2015

It is obvious from the Naim materials that the mu-so supports Apple's AirPlay, but let's not forget that as a UPnP-capable device, the mu-so is open to other platforms.

My examples are the devices I also use, the Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface RT, as well as Sony Xperia.

Make sure that the devices are in the same network as the mu-so and you'll be on your way, hassle-free.

The Microsoft tablets running Windows 8.1 supports playback to compatible devices such as the mu-so using a feature called Play To. Here's how we set it up.

1. Open the Xbox Music app

2. Bring up Charms and select Mga Device.

3. On the Mga Device/Musika, select I-Play

4. On the I-Play/Musika, select Magdagdag ng device

5. On the PC at mga device screen, you'll see that the mu-so room name will be added and drivers automatically installed.

6. You can now target the mu-so as the playback device from Xbox Music.

When using Sony Xperia mobile phones equipped with UPnP, there is a Throw feature.

Here's how you can "throw" media playback to the mu-so.

1. Open the Walkman app

2. Select the Throw icon, and click Add Device

3. Select the mu-so room name.

3. Start playing