Android users can now stream stored content directly to a NuVo system thanks to a new version of the Hebron, KY-based company’s Direct Stream for its Player Portfolio app.
The Nuvo App on a Nexus7 in a vertical orientation
The NuVo app on a Nexus10 in a landscape orientation
Available now for download, the NuVo Player App version 1.8 enables Android devices with track selection and volume control. The company previously released Direct Stream for its iOS Player app on March 19.
“Direct Stream is a feature that our Player Portfolio customers have been asking for,” said Fritz Werder, VP and general manager of Legrand’s NuVo and On-Q product lines. “Like the recently released iOS version, the app connects to your Wi-Fi network and allows anyone to stream content directly from their Android phone or tablet.”
According to Werder, the audio files residing on the device itself are fully accessible provided both the device and the NuVo Player Portfolio system are on the same network. When connected, each Android becomes another audio source, the content of which is accessible as a library within the app and can be listened to by any zone on the system. As many as 16 streams can be accessed simultaneously, and the app provides controls for play/pause, next song/last song, and shuffle mode.
The app with Direct Stream requires that the NuVo Player Portfolio be updated with firmware version 1.8. If the firmware has not yet been updated, opening the app will initiate the download and installation of the new version. Once the system is updated and the app is opened, it will initiate a brief tutorial on using the direct stream feature.