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MusicLife app for Arcam components

The latest version of the MusicLife app adds iOS control for all modern Arcam components, including the forthcoming Solo Music/Movie and AVR550/850 Atmos AV Receivers.

In addition to standard UPnP functions, the app plays media from servers to any Bluetooth device, enabling streaming to almost anything paired with an Arcam miniBlink or rBlink Bluetooth DAC.

You can control the Media Player in Arcam network-based music systems, including features such as playback of content stored on iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, library searching, sorting and shuffle and repeat playback.

You can use it with Arcam components that feature a network music player such as the CDS27 SACD/CD player, UDP411 Blu-ray player, SR250, AV950, AVR850, AVR750, AVR550, AVR450 Receivers, AVR380, AVR400, AVR360, AV888, AVR600, AVR500 Receivers, Solo Neo one-box music system, Solo Movie Gen3 2016, Solo Music Gen3 2016, airDAC integrated DAC.

Download from the iTunes Store.

Click www.arcam.co.uk for more information.

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  • Reply
    Michael Lloyd
    4th August 2020 at 9:18 am

    Yes but how does it work? And how well does it work? I’ve read lots of complaints about Musiclife but no practical information. I want to play music files from an external HDD. They are sorted into folders, some by artist, some by composer and some by album. Many of them are ‘cleaned up’ versions of vinyl records I own. So they have no metadata, just a file name. I’m told Musiclife can’t see folders, which might make it useless for me – but surely it must have some way of searching your music collection. If that’s by metatadata only then it isn’t going to work. Can anyone help?

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    2nd March 2021 at 11:47 pm

    The music life app is flawed it fails to move onto tracks stalling at last played. Support from Arcam is appalling proving the application is not properly tested before release. Sam their service agent is a waste of space full of excuses and no solutions.. This leaves the streaming capability of the CDS50 buseless. Buy another product.

    • Reply
      Bill Collins
      8th November 2021 at 10:17 am

      8 November 2021 I have found the same problem as Richard. Are you sure the problem is in the app or is it in the streaming device?

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    Richard Porteous
    8th November 2021 at 2:37 pm

    Bubble UPnP which is the only other music streaming app to work with the CDS50 and TIDAL works flawlessly. This would suggest the problem is with the Music Life app and the not the CDS 50 player.

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    Bill Collins
    9th November 2021 at 9:45 pm

    I have now been told that the problem is in the router and that you need to move your wifi into DMZ. I did this, and my problem seems to have disappeared.

    • Reply
      Brett Van Toen
      16th June 2022 at 11:35 am

      What the hell does that mean – I thought I lived in a Demilitarised Zone already?

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