Some Windows phones (Nokia models for example) already have the Play To app installed. If this is your phone, use it to easily select and play music stored on your phone and send it to any ARIS speakers in your home.
If you have a Windows Phone without Play To functionality, just install a DLNA app. These let you select and play music that’s stored on your phone or on any Windows 7 or Windows 8 PCs on your home network that are powered on and have “media sharing” enabled. The DLNA app lets you select which ARIS speaker on your network to play the music to. We recommend the “Linada” app for Windows Phone
You can also play music from your pre-Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC, with your Windows Phone by using DLNA apps and installing DLNA or UPnP Servers on your PCs. It’s not as difficult as it might sound!
Your Android® phone can download and install many apps from the Google Play market. We recommend using either our Aperion ARIS Control app
or any DLNA app from the Android Marketplace
. We feel that Skifta
and Taglists by Eye-C
are the best alternatives on the market.
With the DLNA app on your phone, you can select and play music that’s stored on your phone or on any Windows® 8 and Windows® 7 PCs on your home network that are powered on and have “media sharing” turned on. The app lets you select which ARIS speaker on your network to play the music to.
If the computers on your network aren’t Windows® 7 or Windows® 8, you can access the music on those computers with your Android® Phone using the DLNA app and by installing DLNA or UPnP Servers on the computers. It’s not as difficult as it might sound!
Use the Aperion ARIS Control app, coming soon to the Apple® App Store. This is a DLNA controller that will let you pick which ARIS unit you want to play to and the library from where the music is being played. If all of your music is on shared computers on your network, you will see the files and control them via your iPhone. If all your music is on your Mac, we recommend running Twonky media server
, which is DLNA based, and will show all of your music on the network.
If the PCs on your network pre-Windows® 7 or Windows® 8, you can access the music on those computers using the DLNA app on your iPhone and by installing DLNA or UPnP servers on the computers. It’s easier than it might sound!